Happy Birthday Elsa Beskow

Happy 145th birthday to Elsa Beskow.  Elsa Beskow was one of Sweden’s best-loved writer and illustrator of children’s books. “For over one hundred years Swedish children have grown up with her books. Her illustrations take the reader back to an idyllic Sweden at the turn of the last century. Elsa Beskow’s books transcend nationality and… More Happy Birthday Elsa Beskow

Becoming Astrid

If you were to read a typical biography of Astrid Lindgren it would say when she was born, when she died, and how in the years in between she became one of the top writers in the world starting with her Pippi Longstocking books. (Read more about Pippi below.) But there is oh so much… More Becoming Astrid