baking on a snowy day...classic Elsa Beskow illustration...lovely!

Elsa Beskow was the illustrator that shaped my taste I think. The books my mother had loved as a child in Sweden were passed on to me and I poured over every detail and loved them too. --- I too Elsa Beskow.

Elsa Beskow illus. (Sweden) I don't know why, but for some reason, I can imagine your mom dressing up Claire and Benjamin like this. I dig it, even if they kinda look like they're junior recruits in some Swedish cult.

Elsa Beskow (Swedish, - The Star Boys - one of them walks right at the back of all the Santa Lucia girls.

The sun egg - Elsa Beskow

Elsa Beskow (Peter In Blueberry Land, Children of the Forest, The Sun Egg .