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Christmas in the Stables/Jul i stallet

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Christmas in the Stables/Jul i stallet

Astrid Lindgren’s Christmas gospel Christmas in the Stables has become something of a classic and has by now been read by generations of children. This atmospheric story about the baby born in the stable on the very first Christmas night was first published in 1961. This newer edition is masterfully illustrated by Lars Klinting, who created a suite of wonderfully beautiful images to accompany Lindgren’s story.

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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Lars Klinting


Lars Klinting (1948–2006) started drawing in 1980. Lars Klinting was completely self-taught, he had never attended art school. His great interest in life was nature, which of course shows in his wonderful nature books. Klinting is a recipient of the Elsa Beskow Plaque.

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