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Elsa Beskow's picture books for children have been known and loved for almost a century. In this endearing story a large orange "egg" has fallen into the woods. "It's a sun egg," declares the lucky little elf who comes upon it. Soon, she and her friends find out what it really is, but not before the little elf begins one of the best adventures she has ever had....

Title : The Sun Egg
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ISBN : 9780863151637
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Sun Egg Reviews

  • Kathryn
    2019-02-27 07:26

    Utterly charming! Full of the adorable woodland creatures and quirky, adorable elves that make Beskow great. I absolutely love her illustrations and this is a wonderful story to read any time of year as it follows all the seasons. Children will probably have fun guessing what the sun egg actually is before the characters do ;-)

  • Sally
    2019-03-03 11:40

    "The sun has dropped an egg and she can't see it because the cloud's in the way",, 25 February 2016This review is from: The Sun Egg (Hardcover)Verified Purchase(What is this?)A dear little book about a small elf in a wood who likes returning fallen eggs to the mother birds. Then one day she sees a big yellow object and decides the sun has laid an egg and goes off to tell her friends - a cheeky elf, a frog who runs a restaurant (like the sign "Guests are forbidden to eat each other!") and others. And finally they realise what it really is - and the elf gets to have a wonderful adventure.Memorable pictures - the branches of the fir trees which form a backdrop to many of them are beautifully painted.

  • J. Boo
    2019-03-13 08:48

    Spectacularly beautiful illustrations. Not thrilled with the story that goes along with them. Too large a cast of characters, and somewhat clunky writing - perhaps better when read in Swedish to an audience of Swedes who are familiar with the cultural context. Q: "Now that we've read it, what did you think?" DS4 &DD2: "Let's read something different."Me: 5/5 for illustrations (did I mention how beautiful they are?) 2/5 for story. Them: 2/5

  • Kaitlyn
    2019-03-13 10:30

    I loved this book. I thought it was charming and the story idea was clever. Also, the illustrations are beautiful. However, I couldn't give this book 5 stars because even though I loved it, Addison didn't gravitate toward it like I had hoped.

  • Christine Fossen Germundson
    2019-02-25 11:42

    One of the pillars of my childhood, this book has been very thoroughly read in my home.

  • Siskiyou-Suzy
    2019-03-17 06:36

    It's cute how it incorporates Peter into the story, but the whole thing didn't totally work for me. Yeah, its that cute and old-fashioned vibe, and there are moments of silliness (because we know it's not a sun egg from the get-go!), but I don't know. The way it was written read a little awkward to me (as translations tend to do) and I kept thinking it was over before it was.

  • Mckinley
    2019-03-24 08:52

    Enjoy her illustrations, even if the stories a lame or odd.

  • Alexandra
    2019-03-05 08:25

    So beautiful and imaginative and archetypal and gentle. All children's books should be like this.

  • Anya
    2019-03-17 11:51

    Another lovely book by Elsa Beskow. Kids enjoyed it very much indeed. Simple kind text, sweet illustrations.

  • Suzanne
    2019-03-23 05:45

    A sweet book about a fairy who believes an orange is a "sun egg". She even migrates with the birds. Just lovely.

  • Petya Kokudeva
    2019-03-20 13:28

    И тази е разкошна. Малка елфка и един портокал, в който живее бебето на слънцето:))

  • Kerridwen
    2019-03-09 08:43

    A happy little story for kids. We enjoyed it.

  • David
    2019-03-21 10:45

    The most amazing pictures!

  • Jessica
    2019-03-23 11:26

    Stopped reading when the elf called the fairy "stupid​" and threw things at her.

  • Elina Sniedze
    2019-03-17 05:30

    Nice story with beautiful ilustrations. Kids enjoed it and they were laughing about "the sun chick" :)

  • Megan
    2019-03-19 11:39

    Beautiful tale I remember from childhood.

  • Sanna
    2019-03-09 08:30

    I loved Elsa Beskow's books when I was little, and this was one of my favorites.

  • Natalie
    2019-03-09 13:33

    We had to shorten this a little a few of the times we read it to our 3-year old, but we did read the whole thing a few times. Some funny characters; a cute book, Beskow-style.

  • Robin Rivers
    2019-03-04 13:47

    A family bedtime story favorite with fairies, gnomes, adventure and nature.

  • Kayli
    2019-03-05 10:39

    Ties with two others as my favorite Elsa Beskows. :) I adore the red-haired elf.

  • Mtp
    2019-02-21 10:38

    This is a lovely book that is just right for a good night story.

  • Shelli
    2019-02-28 06:30

    A sweet little tale of a young fairy who finds an orange laying in the wood one day and mistakes it to be a egg from the sun. A lovely little bedtime read to share with your little ones.

  • Natalie
    2019-03-12 09:39

    The Sun Egg is really an orange!