22508 The Red Horse by Elsa Moeschlin

The Red Horse.

A faithful reissue whose colour closely approaches the rare original. Peter wants so much for his little wooden horse to grow that the impossible occurs. A Swiss picture book by a native Swedish artist. Mentioned in Hurlimann.



The Red Horse written & illus. by Elsa Moeschlin, Coward-McCann (1928) early.

The Red Horse

Peter wants so much for his little wooden horse to grow that the impossible occurs. A Swiss picture book by a native Swedish artist. Mentioned in Hurlimann. (In English) Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Flicka, Ricka & Dicka & the Girl Next Door Lindman Whitman, 1949/1940, 7th

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Girl Next Door.

Ann-Marie, the carefully tended girl next door, envies FRD their loving mother and active play. Wonderful books! Note: This Book Has Been Sold.



Agaton Sax/Diamond Thieves by Franzen /Q. Blake ill. Delacorte, 1967/1959 1st US

Agaton Sax and the Diamond Thieves.

"Sweden's answer to Sherlock Holmes," or Poirot? "His mind was always amazingly keen. Now, as he used it, his little body became tensed to the uttermost, his right forefinger slowly stroking his mustache."



22584 A Trip To Gingerbread Land Einar Nerman

A Trip to Gingerbread Land.

Greta and Peter are supposed to form their balls of Lucia's Day gingerbread dough into cookies, but instead they eat them! A marvellous fantasy/dream of Gingerbread Land follows, at first the adventure is delightful. But, as the night wears on, and the KIng and Queen treat the polite children to more and more cookies, the experience becomes almost frightening!! And did the gingerbread goat wink at them the next morning?

A cheerful and amusing book by a major Swedish artist who is known for his caricatures, as well as illustrations for music covers. He has provided illustrations for Selma Lagerlöf and Andersen, and, with Tenggren and Bauer, for the Bland Tomtar och Trolls books, Nerman's interpretations being particularly wild.  A familiar story to Swedish children, where gingerbread animals that come to life are a "pervasive visual motif" (Cotsen). Republished several times in Swedish from the 1934 original,  but scarce in English.



22504 Elin's America by Marguerite de Angeli.

Elin's Amerika.

Follows Elin through the months as she waits for the ship to arrive, with perhaps another little girl to play with. One of the author/illustrator's series about children in the early American European colonies, this covers early days of Swedish settlements in the Mid Atlantic region and the many peoples who came in contact there. Bright colour and many illustrations in text.



22022 Katt-Resan Bilderbook 1955/1909, pb

Katt-Resan Bilderbok.

A funny little girl sits astride her cat with a driving whip (which she doesn't use on the cat) as they go off on adventures. A very modern seeming book written for the author's little girl in 1909. Minimal text. Lots of white space. A little classic.

This 1955 paperback copy very tight. The pictures of the interior illustrations are taken from our  hardcover 1923/1909 copy. The pictures are exactly the same size but the older pictures have a more nuanced, less orange, cast.



14363 The Christmas Tomten by Rydberg, ill Harold Wiberg.

The Christmas Tomten.

A classic Swedish tale in which Little Vigg learns about the spirit of giving from his journey with the Christmas Tomten, newly illustrated with pictures set in the book's original era by a well loved Swedish artist.



17163 Smattingarnas Jul Bok (Christmas Book). by Thora Holm.

Smattingarnas Jul Bok

A collection of Christmas stories and customs, with a charming Christmas illustration on the top board, decorations at chapter heads, and each page bordered in green and yellow with little toy like illustrations.



20167 Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr and the Big Surprise by Lindman.

Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr and the Big Surprise.

The boy's mother goes off for a visit, in a ship, this being Sweden, and while she is gone her sons earn enough money to have a chair made and upholstered for her. They observe every part of the process and so do we.



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