Woody, Hazel and Little Pip (Elsa Beskow)

By , March 8, 2007 8:50 pm


My children sit captivated by Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip, anĀ innocent Swedish story of the adventures of two acorn brothers who fly off on an oak leaf and encounter angry gnomes and trolls, as well as playful chestnut children.

First published in 1939, it is a gentle tale which reminds me very much of The Story of the Root-Children (Sibylle Von Olfers) in its simplicity and language (please see my post on the “Root Children”). The wonderful illustrations are also similar in some ways to those of Sibylle Von Olfers.

This magical book makes everyone feel good!

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2 Responses to “Woody, Hazel and Little Pip (Elsa Beskow)”

  1. MC Milker says:

    Great books- We have a number of Elsa Beskow books. Great themes for young children too!

  2. […] be some connection between Valentines Day and the undead. I’m falling asleep while reading Woody Hazel and Little Pip to Simon at nap time. The house has become a real mess with unfolded laundry dirty dishes and […]

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