Pelle's New Suit

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Elsa Beskow
Floris Books
Feb 2007
One of the founders of Swedish children�s literature, Elsa Beskow reported drawing joint influence for her work from her own childhood experience and from the fairytales and folklore told to her by her grandmother. Floris books who have not only brought these classics of European children's literature to the English market, have now made one of her classic picture books �Pelle�s new suit� available in a new mini book format, meanings it affordability makes this treasure of translated literature, accessible to many...

Extended across from the baseline of the animal provider � the sheep with his wool � Pelle must exchange his own skills, trade and time to acquire the assistance needed by others in this picture books that operates as a child�s externalised sense of social conscience. Roles in society, and the need to utilise our own abiities to gain access to the skills base of those surrounding us makes this a perennially valuable tale. Experience for Pelle placed in a Christian context as the newly made blue suit is completed just in time for Sunday.

A sweet little picture book whose subtle Christian message does not overshadow its imperative for social adeptness through the meeting of our needs and desires. Clear naturalistic illustrations make this book as fresh today as upon initial publication in the early 20th Century.

Look out for �The Sun Egg�, another of Beskow�s classic picture books made available in miniature format by Floris books, whereby the woodland community pontificate over the possible background and nature to the sun egg. The reality of this being something much more commonplace and the mystery weaved around it and the mythical and magical overtures cast around it make this a delightful and unexpected picture book.

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