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Friday, July 23, 2010

Lovely Children's Books

We recently discovered children's books by Elsa Beskow and love them!  While I had seen her artwork before, I had never actually read one of her books until I began research in the Waldorf theories of education.  One of her most famous books is  The Story of the Root Children, which tells about the little flower "children" waking for another spring and sleeping in the autumn. Our favorite is  Peter In Blueberry Land, in which Peter has adventures while searching for blueberries and cranberries for his mother's birthday.  I think Aidan enjoys it especially because he had so much fun picking blueberries last month. I look forward to reading more of her magical, imaginative books to the boys and loosing ourselves in her artwork.


  1. I love these books. I actually picke up a childrens bowl and... cup I think it was with some of her artwork in in at GoodWill for 25c each!!! :-)

  2. well, I have learned from the best! I knew nothing about the artist until after I looked up the name on the back of the bowl. But I've learned if it looks worth something more than what it is... grab it! Especially in GoodWill!


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