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Christmas in Noisy Village/Jul i Bullerbyn

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Christmas in Noisy Village/Jul i Bullerbyn

Christmas is so much fun! All the children in Noisy Village are helping with the preparations. They walk to the forest where they cut down the Christmas trees – one for the North Farm, one for the Middle Farm and one for the South Farm. There is a delightful smell of gingersnaps and sealing wax in the air and everything is so beautiful and Christmassy.

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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