In Norway these sisters are called: Tante Grøn, Tante Brun og Tante Fiolett
You may not have heard of author Elsa Beskow if you grew up here in America. However, she is part of most children's literary experiences in Scandinavia.
|Mother baking cookies|
|Beskow's books often feature fairies and elves interacting with children|
|The Flower Festival|
From the Swedish Portrait Gallery
Her books are often framed by decorative Art Nouveau styles.
|Aunt Brown, Uncle Blue, Aunt Lavender and Aunt Green at Christmas|
|Dancing around the Christmas tree with the Peter and Lotta|
|Singing Christmas Carols with Aunt Violet at the Pianoforte|
I went berry-picking with my grandfather as a child. When I see pictures like these, it takes me right back to that time period.
Childhood should still be a time of innocence. These books certainly evoke that!
As a side note: Almost all the Beskow books, and an Elsa Beskow calendar, are currently available on Amazon.