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A Day in Noisy Village/Barnens dag i Bullerbyn

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A Day in Noisy Village/Barnens dag i Bullerbyn

Of all the seven children in the Noisy Village, Kerstin the youngest being only two and a half years old. One day, Lasse reads in the newspaper that Children’s Day is celebrated in the capital. The Noisy Village children want to celebrate as well! So, they plan to make Children’s Day for Kerstin!

How much fun it will be to come up with lots of exciting surprises. Breakfast in bed goes well, but then Kerstin protests when all the fun starts: riding the foal, going really, really high on the swings, and riding a roller coaster. But no protest is heard when the girls take Kerstin on a tour among all the farm animals. And when she has been allowed to ride in her new cart, which the boys put together, she gets so, so tired.

Astrid Lindgren


Sweden’s most beloved children’s author Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002) is also considered to be one of the most important writers for children throughout the world. Her work has been translated into more than 100 languages, and shortly after her death the Swedish government inaugurated the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) to recognise outstanding international achievement in…

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Ilon Wikland


Ilon Wikland is a Swedish artist who has illustrated the largest number of Astrid Lindgren’s books. In 1944, Wiklund escaped the second Soviet occupation of Estonia with a classmate’s family and arrived in Sweden as a refugee. Almost a decade later, she met the author of Pippi Longstocking, who was about to publish Mio My…

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