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A Pea in Elisabeth’s Nose/När Lisbet pillade in en ärta i näsan

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A Pea in Elisabeth’s Nose/När Lisbet pillade in en ärta i näsan

Elisabeth follows her older sister everywhere. Mardie has so many good ideas. But Elisabeth gets quite a few ideas herself too. For example, she is very good at putting things where they shouldn’t be, like when she sticks a pea up her nose, just to see if it goes in. And so it does. Quite far in, too. The only way to get it out it a visit to Dr. Berglund. But on the way there, Mardie and Elisabeth come across a group of girls who are looking for a fight …

The books about Mardie are inspired by Astrid Lindgren’s own childhood. The language is simple and clear and perfect for those who have just started to read for themselves. Accompanied by fantastic full colour illustrations by Ilon Wikland

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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