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Story Stroll – Pelle’s New Suit
May 3, 2023
On display from May 3rd to June 30th!
We invite families to take a walk at Gammelgården and enjoy the Story Stroll! The Story Stroll is a free family-friendly activity that the whole family can enjoy together and bond through literacy while spending time outdoors exploring Gammelgården’s beautiful grounds.
Thanks to the Washington County Library, the Story Stroll will feature Elsa Beskow’s Pelle’s New Suit. In the book, Pelle has a lamb whose coat grows longer and longer, while Pelle’s suit grows shorter! Pelle shears his lamb, but he doesn’t know what to do next. Pelle offers to do chores and run errands for his family and neighbors in exchange for their help to card, spin, dye, and weave the wool. When the fleece has finally been made a fine blue cloth, Pelle asks one last favor – for the tailor to make it into a smart new suit.
This is a delightful story from the world-renowned Swedish author-illustrator Elsa Beskow which will help young children understand bartering, traditional wool crafts, and from where our clothes come.