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The Sun Egg Hardcover – May 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Floris Books (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780863155857
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863155857
  • ASIN: 0863155855
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 6.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'What a lovely magical little story. The illustrations are delightful and the story is just so very sweet. This book is produced as a gift book and I think it would make a lovely present for a young girl.' -- Totz2teens.co.uk member review

About the Author

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.

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My 3 year old son loves this book.
S. Burnes
Thinking the lost orange is a "sun egg" like the way a bird's egg might fall from a nest was really very funny.
Amy Moler
The illustrations are worth the book alone.
teastaigh

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By "eurotrashgirl" on October 31, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Elsa Beskow's classic children's book, The Sun Egg (or Sol Agget, in the original Swedish), is a very sweet tale of a young forest elf living in a cold Northern clime. The little red-headed elf lives there with her many small friends, which include a mischevious little boy elf with an acorn cap, an elder elf who looks just like a Swedish Christmas Tomten (he wears a Santa-esque red hat and has a long, white beard), two tiny frogs, some friendly birds and an even tinier lizard(!). They are all very happy living in their pretty Northern forest, with lots of healthy green trees and sometimes even snow (depending on the season)! One day, she stumbles upon a giant orange.. or "sun egg," which has fallen mysteriously from the sky! It is unlike anything they have ever seen before! Once she finds it, and consults with all her forest friends, she decides to embark on an exciting journey to find out about it, what it is, and where it came from. With wonderful color illustrations facing each page of text (and yet more illustrations peeking up from around the text), this book is a little work of art unto itself, both in its pictures and in its cute and endearing story.
Children of all ages (the young in age as well as the young at heart) will enjoy this book. A wonderful, cozy, winters' night read, I remember having it read to me as a child, and how much I enjoyed it. Elsa Beskow is a wonderful writer, and just as wonderful an artist. Recommended!
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The sun egg is a fantastic children's book by Swedish author Elsa Beskow. It's about a little fairy that lives in the forest. She loves the nature and she is well acquainted with all the animals around her. One day the fairy makes a remarkable discovery. She finds a mysterious orange thing, laying on the moss. She looks up to the sky and sees a hole, she understands that it must be a sun egg that has fallen from the sky. This is the beginning of an adventure that takes the fairy on a journey to the sun land in the south. The book is very exciting and the pictures are both wonderful and mesmerizing. I strongly recommend it.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By teastaigh on February 8, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful and charming book with a sweet, riddle-like

quality. The illustrations are worth the book alone. Elsa Beskow writes,

again, a soul-nourishing tale. These books are as much a gift to me as to

the children for whom I buy them and to whom I read them. This is a special book to celebrate the oncoming of Spring. It makes me want to make a tea party, read the book, and fall into the dear world of make-believe. Along with "Peter's Old House" and "Ollie's Ski Trip", this is a classic that would make a nice, life-long edition to any child's library. It's also an off-beat choice, and thus a safe gift for the child who already has a trove of good-reads at home.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By H. Brown on April 10, 2011
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I bought this after loving Peter in Blueberry Forest. This book isn't as good of a story. It doesn't "flow" well and I get bored reading it. My son likes it ok- he was 2.5 when I bought it. I really don't like the fairy calls an elf "stupid." My son picked up on that and now calls me and everyone else stupid. I prefer her other books.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sheri on January 30, 2009
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Note the dimensions of the book before buying (I didn't). The mini-book is adorable, but Elsa Beskow's illustrations are so beautiful and detailed, I think we would have been better off with the full-size edition. The book itself is delightful and my daughter loves it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By m. kaye on November 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Read this book and you will see why, in my years as a bookstore manager, I could not keep this one on the shelf. A very popular story. I think one of Elsa Beskow's best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Mclean on October 19, 2009
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This captured the attention of both my 3 and 6 year olds. It is a favorite repeat. It is perfect for those children that still believe in magic. Even my daughter's play mate, who reads more mainstream books was in raptures over this the other day.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amy Moler on February 8, 2008
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This was an absolutely adorable book. Thinking the lost orange is a "sun egg" like the way a bird's egg might fall from a nest was really very funny. My 4 yo daughter really liked this one.
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