Advent Calendar 19 December 2011

Floris Books is a publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland with non-fiction for adults and children’s books. Floris Books cover all aspects of holistic and alternative living, including holistic health, organics and the environment, holistic education, mind body spirit, child health and development, self-help and spirituality.
They are also the largest children’s book publisher in Scotland, with board and picture books for 0-7 year olds, a wide range of craft and activity books suitable for children of all ages, and international stories in translation and nostalgic classics. Among them is our favourite, Elsa Beskow’s picture books. 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.

This is your chance to win one Elsa Beskow month-to-view calendar for 2012, value £9.99. The main US, UK and Swedish public holidays are marked. The calendar includes illustrations from Children of the Forest, The Curious Fish, Ollie’s Ski Trip, Pelle’s New Suit, Emily and Daisy, The Flowers’ Festival, Peter in Blueberry Land, The Sun Egg, and Woody, Hazel and Little Pip.
Enter the giveaway by commenting below, and we would love to know what you think about Elsa Beskow’s illustrations. Bonus point for liking today’s Advent Calendar picture on Facebook. Three winners will be announced tomorrow, at 9am. Best of luck!

Terms & Conditions

1. Giveaway competition runs from 10am-midnight.
2. Winner will be drawn and announced on the blog, on Facebook and on Twitter the following morning.
3. Winner need to provide Little Scandinavian with a postal address within 14 days of the announcement. Unclaimed prizes will be cancelled and returned to our partner after this.

See the full Terms & Conditions for this promotion.


  1. Beautiful illustrations…Estrid loves the Elsa Beskow books. These calendars enable you to have a little bit of Beskow magic everyday x

  2. What a beautiful calendar with unusual and gorgeous illustrations! 🙂 I would absolutely love to own this!

  3. My mum read Elsa Beskow’s stories to me when I was a child, and they are truly magical and wonderfully illustrated! I can’t wait until my daughters are old enough so I can read these stories to them as well. Until then – I would LOVE to win this calendar so we can enjoy the illustrations every day 🙂 Fingers crossed!

  4. I really love the vintage illustrations! Reminds me of the story books that I had as a child…many years ago. 🙂

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