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Deep in the roots of an old pine tree live the children of the forest. Playing hide-and-seek with the squirrels, snow-balling in winter, each season brings its own adventures, but perhaps spring holds the best surprise of all.
About the Author
Elsa Beskow (1874-1953) is the most popular children's illustrator in Sweden, where her picture books have been known and loved for over a century.
The miniscule forest world - and the pictorial milieu - is that of When the Root Children Woke Up but whereas the Olfers has a spare narrative to offset the embrace of Mother Nature, this has verse after quaint cloying verse:"With fat and croaking bullfrogs they play beside the pond.The biggest one's a friend of baby brother Tom;When Teem gets a spanking or hurts his foot or hand,The nice wet frog consoles him, and soon again he's calm.""They" are of course the children of the forest, less tomten-like than elfin, and it's only the most complaisant child who'll sit unsquirming through their frolics, however winsomely pretty the pictures. - (Kirkus Reviews)
ISBN: 9780863150494 ISBN-10: 0863150497 Audience:
For Ages: 3+ years old For Grades: 3 - 4 Format:
Number Of Pages: 32 Published: 1st June 1987 Publisher: FLORIS Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 31.75 x 24.13
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2 Edition Type: Revised