Monday, June 22, 2009

Book Sharing Monday (ix)

This week we have chosen Peter in Blueberry Land by Elsa Beskow for Book Sharing Monday. This story was first published in Sweden in 1901, and is a delightful and timeless tale. It tells the story of Peter, who goes deep into the forest in search of berries for his Mother's birthday, but can't find any. Then the magic begins and the Blueberry King appears to help him.

Lots of good fun too, with the Blueberry Boys and the Cranberry Girls, and Peter has a wonderful time - and his Mother has a wonderful surprise birthday present.

When he got home, he drew a birthday card for his mother. (His big sister helped him with the spelling) Here it is. He picked these flowers for his mother too, and put them round the basket of berries.
His mother was very pleased and said it was one of the nicest presents she had ever had. "Where did you find all those berries?" she asked. But Peter smiled and shook his head. it was a secret between him and the King of Blueberry Land.

I like a mother who knows when to let things lie - little boys need to have some secrets :)

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Wyld Jane.. said...

what a lovely book, the illustrations look gorgeous x

nocton4 said...

wonderful choice darling x

sue said...

Oh we have this book...gorgeous :)

sunnymama said...

Another book I would like to get for sunnyboy! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the link you gave me to the Saturday With Mez book :)