Jujja Wieslander is the creator of the much beloved children’s literature double act Mamma Moo and Crow – a beautiful, friendly, inquisitive cow, and her argumentative, know-it-all bird companion. Their deep friendship and vivid personalities have entertained children and adults for three decades. Mamma Moo and Crow originated on the radio and first appeared in book form in 1991. Since then, this dynamic duo has been translated into more than thirty languages.
Wieslander has also given birth to the character Hjördis, based loosely on her own childhood with Hjördis being her given name, and also Vina Vina, in which hands a dirty, broken and seemingly uninteresting stick is transformed into a lawnmower or a friend to share your pillow with. Wieslander is a master at transforming the simplest everyday event into a grand adventure in the young child’s world. Her works have awarded her the Astrid Lindgren Prize, as well as the Barnboksplaketten, among other awards.