Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender
February 1, 2019 8:24 AM   Subscribe

Du är en råtta, the man of twists and turns. Jag känner att jag måste kommentera på svenska. Jag hoppas att Googles översättning är tillräcklig.

Tack för denna FPP, men. Min dotter gillar "Solägget", men jag trodde aldrig att titta djupare på författarens bakgrund. artikeln är en intressant biografi.
posted by ragtag at 9:47 AM on February 1

She is one of my all time favorite children's book authors! Thank you for this post!
posted by Hermione Granger at 11:08 AM on February 1

Säy whåt nøw? :)

[google translate seems seems to be doing kind of OK in this case]
Elsa Beskow was an artist and illustrator, but mainly a picture book author. Elsa Beskow at the Nordic Watercolor Museum

The tale of the little little woman
Put adventures in the blueberry forest
Ocke, Nutta and Pillerill
Olles skiing

Elsa Beskow - the stories reflected her upbringing - "With the aunts Grön, Brun and Gredelin, Elsa Beskow laid the foundation for an insidious revolution in children's literature.
posted by kleinsteradikaleminderheit at 12:18 PM on February 1

Säy whåt nøw? :)

Ø isn't part of the standard Swedish alphabet, though!
posted by Chrysostom at 12:54 PM on February 1

Nothing against Elsa Beskow, but if we're talking children's book illustrators from turn-of-the-last-century Sweden I'm partial to Ivar Arosenius myself. He too was exhibited at the Akvarell Museet in 2005. The museum really is worth a visit if you're ever on Sweden's West Coast.
posted by St. Oops at 1:17 PM on February 1

Elsa Beskow!!! I absolutely adore her artwork. She wrote one of my favorite children's books, The Sun Egg. It's the first book I remember reading by myself, and I thought the little fairy was just SO magical. And one of my grandfathers was always giggling and silly and making very little sense, so my 4-year-old self named him Glade Frosk after one of the characters. (I didn't realize till I was quite a bit older that he never made sense because he was a raging alcoholic with dementia, but that's a story for another time.) It's the only children's book I kept all these years, through so many moves on several continents. I even bought the English version for my kids, but sadly they were never that into it. They liked Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender much better. Which, coincidentally, was my father's favorite children's book too.
posted by widdershins at 3:19 PM on February 1 insidious revolution in children's literature...

Insidious? Must learn more!
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 8:24 PM on February 1

Elsa Beskow: Biografi, Sagovärld
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:54 PM on February 1

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