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Emil’s Little Sister (Landscape)/När lilla Ida skulle göra hyss

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Emil’s Little Sister (Landscape)/När lilla Ida skulle göra hyss

Emil and his little sister Ida lived on the farm Katthult in Lönneberga. Emil did mischief almost every day, so he mostly sat in the shed, far away from the wrath of his father, which he actually didn’t mind much. But little Ida was never allowed there. So, she decided to do something mischievous enough that even Emil was made anxious. But Ida didn’t end up in the shed for it. Emil did. Which goes to show that the world is not a fair place.

Astrid Lindgren’s stories about Småland’s Emil are loved by generations of readers, here in a new edition with Björn Berg’s classic illustrations.

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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