Peter's Old House- Elsa Beskow
Peter lived in a little shabby old house in the village. He built boats for the children, showed visitors around in ten different languages and he was the village doctor and handyman. But one day an official came to tell him that his house had to be mended or pulled down.
'Peter had once been a sailor and he could speak lots of languages. So when visitors came from around the world, Peter came to speak to them to help them, in Russian and German and Spanish and Dutch and French and English and Swedish, and goodness knows what else...'
A beautiful story by Elsa Beskow, first published in 1949, that tells about the spirit of community.
Suitable for ages 5 +
Author - Elsa Beskow
Publisher - Floris Books
32cm tall X 23 cm wide