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Around the Year

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  178 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Around the Year offers delightful verses and delicate, playful illustrations that take young children through the special joys of each month of the year, from icy February to the green shoots of April, the red poppies of July, September's apples, and the delights of December.

Now available in a mini edition, ideal for small hands.

(Ages 3-5)
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 1988 by Floris Books (first published January 1st 1927)
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Kathryn
Jan 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
I LOVE Beskow's artwork. This one offers more splendid selections and seasonal work, too. It's fun to read a collection of poetry about each month of the year for the "New Year" (okay, I'm a few weeks late, but it was checked-out at the library!) I admit that I wasn't really impressed with the poetry, but perhaps some of the original charm was lost in the English translation. Get this for the artwork, though!!!
Jane G Meyer
Another Elsa Beskow book. It's a sweet read, with poems about the days of the week, the months of the year, etc... Some of the illustrations are just darling, like the star children in January, and the whole berry celebration in August. Some of the translated poetry is really lovely, but a few of the poems need work... May is my favorite:

May comes but once a year,
the dancing month,
the sky light and high,
the birch trees bursting.
May-daisy time,
and cowslip
and primrose
and harebell
and dancing anemo
...more
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Apr 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Not 100% sure I want this book - sort of silly poems, but illustrations are cute/beautiful ...more
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I love Beskows books! When I read them to my children they get excited to go outside.
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