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Astrid Lindgren AuthorBjörn Berg Illustrator

Emil and the Pudding/Emil med paltsmeten

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Emil and the Pudding/Emil med paltsmeten

Emil’s father is covered in sticky pudding!

Poor Emil – each time he tries to help, he only seems to mess up and is blamed for causing mischief. It’s not Emil’s fault his dad puts his feet precisely where he had put a mouse trap. Or that the pudding went flying right where his father happened to be! So, Emil spends is Saturday night yet again in the shed, carving out his hundredth figurine. And to make matters even worse, Lina is cozying up with Alfred, leaving Emil without his best pal. This is not how he envisioned celebrating the completion of his hundredth figurine at all …

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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