Swedish Folk Tales
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Swedish Folk Tales by Polly Lawson
Book DescriptionJohn Bauer's original, evocative illustrations bring these classic Swedish folk tales to life. This collection comprises 29 stories, including Elsa Beskow's When Mother Troll Took in the King's Washing; The Magician's Cape by Anna Wahlenberg; The Seven Wishes by Alfred Smedberg; The Ring by Helena Nyblom; Stalo and Kauras by P. A. Lindholm; The Maiden in the Castle of Rosy Clouds by Harald Ostenson.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780863154577
(292mm x 216mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Floris Books
Publisher: Floris Books
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Polly Lawson
Tales of the Mushroom Folk, Hardback (September 2016)
Meet the mushroom folk with their different homes and characteristics in this classic-style picture book reminiscent of Elsa Beskow and Sibylle von Olfers.
Carl Larsson's Home, Family and Farm, Hardback (March 2014)
Beautiful watercolours depicting Swedish rural life at the turn of the last century, by one of Sweden's best-loved artists.
Elsa Beskow Baby Book, Hardback (September 2013)
A beautiful baby record book illustrated throughout with Elsa Beskow's classic artwork.
Hairy Hettie, Paperback (April 2012)» View all books by Polly Lawson
When blackbirds, butterflies, a squirrel and a hare decide to make their homes in Hettie the Highland Cow's long hair, it might be time for a haircut.
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Author Biography - Polly Lawson
John Bauer, born in 1882, is a highly acclaimed Swedish artist. Influenced by Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson, and by the fantasy work of Arnold Bocklin, he started illustrating fairy stories whilst still a student at the Swedish Royal Academy. His best-known illustrations were for an annual Christmas book for children, Bland Tomtar och Troll (Among Elves and Trolls), which delighted readers with their gentle humour and delicate detail. Bauer died at the age of just 35 when he, his wife and their three-year-old son were drowned when a ferry they were taking to Jonkoping sank in Lake Vattern.
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