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Emil’s Sticky Problems/Emils hyss nr 325

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Emil’s Sticky Problems/Emils hyss nr 325

Katthult in Lönneberga was a pleasant place. Everyone thought so. “Of course there is misery here too,” said Lina, who was the maid in Katthult. All the snow in the winter and all the flies in the summer, and Emil, who would make mischief whatever season. She was right about that, of course. But Emil’s latest atrocity was actually the flies’ fault. Emil’s mother wanted to buy flycatchers, but Emil’s father thought it was too expensive. It fell into Emil’s hands to arrange about the fly catching, and soon Emil would have done his 325th mischief, thanks to all those flies!

Astrid Lindgren’s beloved stories about Emil are perfect for those who are just starting to read. The language is simple and clear, and Björn Berg’s fantastic illustrations add colour to the 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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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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