(Elsa Beskow (1874-1953)(b)was a Swedish illustrator whose work has delighted children and adults for more than a hundred years. Her books as still in print and there is even a 2019 Elsa Beskow available.
She specialized in the combination of nature, particularly anthomophized nature such as flower people and animated mushrooms, and children. Her bright colors and charming scenes and activities make her popularity very understandable. We at the Laughing Elephant have long been a fan of her work, and have used her work a number of times over the years.
She was often called the Beatrix Potter of Scandinavia because of her popularity with children and her use of animals as characters in her illustrations.