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Emil and the Bad Tooth/När Emil skulle dra ut Linas tand

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Emil and the Bad Tooth/När Emil skulle dra ut Linas tand

Lina, who was a maid in Katthult, had such a toothache.
Alfred told her to go to the blacksmith, who pulled out aching teeth with his terrible pincers.
“How much does he charge to pull a tooth?” Lina asked.
“Fifty an hour,” said Alfred.
At which Emil said:
“I think I can get the tooth out both cheaper and faster. I know a way.”

Emil and the Bad Tooth is Astrid Lindgren’s classic tale with illustrations by Björn Berg.

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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Björn Berg


Björn Berg, 1923–2008, was born in Bavaria by Swedish parents and lived in New York City for nine years from the age of three. He decided to become an artist at an early age, and after art studies in Sweden he went to Paris to study for Fernand Legér and André Lhote. His association with…

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