Deep in the roots of an old pine tree live the children of the forest. Playing hide-and-seek with the squirrels, snowballing in the winter, each season brings its own adventures - but perhaps spring holds the best surprise of all.
Spoiler alert: A sneaky viper meets his untimely demise at the hands of Poppa's spear. It ain't pretty, but the children were in danger!
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.
Full colour illustrations
Made in the UK