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!