Bertil Almqvist

Bertil Almqvist
May 30, 2016 Carin Bacho

Bertil Almqvist

Bertil Almqvist (29 August 1902 — 16 May 1972), nicknamed Bertila, was a Swedish author and illustrator. His unique way of combining text and illustration made him one of the most successful storytellers in Sweden in the middle of the 20th century.

When the first book about the kids of the Stone Age came out in 1948, he was already a very well-known illustrator, working for many of the most prominent Swedish newspapers.  After that his success only grew, and his children’s books are classics widely enjoyed today.

Books by Bertil Almqvist