Peter's Old House by Elsa Beskow
Peter lives in a shabby, old little house in the village. He builds boats for the children, shows visitors around in ten different languages, and is the village doctor and handyman. But one day an official comes to tell him that his house must be mended or pulled down. The townspeople each lend their talents and the materials to rebuild his house as a community project - and then celebrate together when the work is done. Hardcover, 9 x 12 inches. Ages 4 - 7.
Elsa Beskow (1874-1953), an author and illustrator of children's books, was perhaps the best known of all Swedish children's book artists.