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I Want a Brother or a Sister/Jag vill också ha ett syskon

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I Want a Brother or a Sister/Jag vill också ha ett syskon

Peter is afraid that his parents like little sister more than him. He regrets wishing for a sibling. Why didn’t he wish for a tricycle instead? But then he wouldn’t have had anyone to have fun pillow fights with.

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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Ilon Wikland


Ilon Wikland is a Swedish artist who has illustrated the largest number of Astrid Lindgren’s books. In 1944, Wiklund escaped the second Soviet occupation of Estonia with a classmate’s family and arrived in Sweden as a refugee. Almost a decade later, she met the author of Pippi Longstocking, who was about to publish Mio My…

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