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Catarina Kruusval Author & Illustrator

Ellen’s Apple Tree/Ellens äppleträd

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Ellen’s Apple Tree/Ellens äppleträd

In the middle of Ellen’s garden there is an old apple tree. It is better than the big stone, and better than the sand box. That’s what both Ellen and Ollie think – and they like to sit up there on the branches and look out across the garden.

In the summer, the tree is like a green cave. In the autumn, the little buds become red apples. One day, winter has arrived, and there is stormy weather. During the night they listen to the storm raging outside and the next morning the apple tree has blown down and is lying in the snow with all its branches and twigs in a messy pile…

Catarina Kruusval continues the Scandinavian tradition of Elsa Beskow, Ilon Wikland and Lena Anderson.

Catarina Kruusval

Author Illustrator

Catarina Kruusval has written and illustrated more than forty books for children up to the age of five. These include the popular stories about Ellen and Olle and their everyday adventures, and the books about Fia, a small girl in charge of her troop of toy animals. She has also illustrated well-known children’s songs and…

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