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Andrej’s Longing/Andrejs längtan

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Andrej’s Longing/Andrejs längtan

Andrej and Vova have escaped from the orphanage. Andrej is looking for his mother. He remembers that she had a blue dress.

A picture book that captures a dreamlike atmosphere in the big city of Saint Petersburg. Andrej is looking for his mother. She is gone! Andrej thinks back to the time in his mother’s stomach. His life was better then, before he was born. Mom had a blue dress and he had his own room in there, and a garden with apple trees and a happy little dog.

Now Andrej and Vova have escaped from the orphanage. Little Vova’s steps are becoming heavier and heavier. A dog joins them and soon they can no longer keep going. But Andrej’s dream of a mother, of not having an empty stomach, of a dog that has puppies and of a flowering apple tree, are still alive.

A new edition with a cloth spine for Barbro Lindgren’s 75thbirthday. A highlight in the author and illustrator’s rich pro- duction which has also been dramatized for the theatre.

Barbro Lindgren


Barbro Lindgren is one of Sweden’s most important, deeply-loved and prolific writers. Her output of over a hundred titles for differing age groups includes picture books, poetry, plays, absurdist stories, and more realistic fiction for young adults. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages and to date she is the only Swedish…

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Eva Eriksson


Eva Eriksson, born in 1949, is one of Sweden’s most beloved illustrators with a long line of classics in her bag. Eriksson is best known for her close collaboration with author Barbro Lindgren, but has also worked with many other authors such as Viveca Lärn, Ulf Nilsson and Rose Lagercrantz. She has also written and…

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