Skip to content
Astrid Lindgren AuthorMaria Nilsson Thore Illustrator

A Seal of One’s Own/Far ända in i baljan

Picture Books

A Seal of One’s Own/Far ända in i baljan

There is a wonderful new picture book about life on Seacrow Island! The Melkerson family are out on the island enjoying the spring. One day, Uncle Vesterman comes home with a seal pup and Tjorven is asked to look after him. She has a seal of her very own! She calls him Moses and he follows her everywhere, just like a dog. He is even allowed to sleep in her bed. She’s so busy that she hardly has time for her dog Boatsman the bosun. And Stina is a lucky girl too – she has a lamb to bottle feed. So, both Tjorven and Stina end up sitting together feeding their little ones. And meanwhile Boatsman waits patiently for Tjorven. 

Astrid Lindgren’s rich and charming tale has been brought to life with Maria Nilsson Thore’s colourful illustrations that beautifully depict the idyllic island life in the Stockholm archipelago.

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…

Read more

Maria Nilsson Thore


Maria Nilsson Thore, born in 1975, is educated at Konstfack and since 2000 she has been one of Sweden’s most famous and beloved illustrators of children’s books. She has created a long series of picture books both under her own name and together with several different authors.

Read more
More by AuthorMore by IllustratorMore by SeriesMore by Character