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Book Review: The Land of Long Ago

In our home we are big fans of author/ illustrator Elsa Beskow.  We’ve been wishing for The Land of Long Ago for a few years now and in celebration of Michaelmas I decided to splurge and get it.  Not one Elsa Beskow book has ever disappointed us.  This one has dragons, a princess, king & queen, a gallant knight, trolls, a mischievous gnome.  Who could want for more?

The story begins with a beloved moss covered log that the children imagine is a dragon.  When a mischievous gnome makes the dragon come alive the kids go on an adventure of a life time and travel to the Land of Long Ago. Both of my boys adore this book.  My three year old even stays for the full reading and it’s quite a long story.

Today as we were walking our neighborhood my son found a driftwood dragon. “Just like the book!” he exclaimed.

He was very excited and off we went to read the book again!


3 thoughts on “Book Review: The Land of Long Ago

  1. I’ve been wanting to get this book as well! I think it’ll appear in a Yule stocking

  2. We love her books, too. I think my girls would especially love this one, as they’re very into dragons right now.

  3. my husband remebers this book from his childhood, he is 46! He said he and his cousins found a tree and even used an umbrella…so sweet

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