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.
'I would recommend this fairy tale with its classic pictures for young people aged 3 to 6 years, and it is very enjoyable to read it out loud.' -- Corinna Spellerberg, Education Otherwise 'Elsa captures the magic of childhood beautifully.' -- Juno, Winter 2010 'A beloved Swedish tale, literally from long ago, is now published in English ... The illustrations have the lovely faded texture of a well-worn and oft-read story, with soft colors and edges and static tableaux. The particular images of princess and knight, dragon and meadow, sheep and garden echo antecedents in medieval manuscripts and in 19th-century book illustration ... An old-fashioned telling with definite contemporary appeal.' -- Kirkus Review