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Astrid Lindgren AuthorMaria Nilsson Thore Illustrator

Christmas at The Seacrow Island/Jul i Snickargården

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Christmas at The Seacrow Island/Jul i Snickargården

It’s finally Christmas on Seacrow Island! Grankvist’s trade stall is decorated heavily with santas and people crowd the counter to buy Christmas ham, Christmas coffee and Christmas tree candles. Teddy and Freddy are on Christmas break and Tjorven is practicing waving her ears to show Santa Claus.

For Pelle and the others in the Melkersson family, it is wonderful to be able to celebrate Christmas on the island. To wade in fresh snow, go skiing, look for bird tracks in the snow and cozy up in front of the open fire! But even quiet winter days offer adventure and drama. Why does Pelle tell Tjorven that Santa Claus doesn’t really exist? And how will Pelle protect his beloved rabbit from the fox that roams the island?

Christmas at the Seacrow Island is the fourth picture book about life at Seacrow Island. Astrid Lindgren’s rich and charming tales have 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…

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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.

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