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Loranga, Masarin and Dartanjang/Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang

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Loranga, Masarin and Dartanjang/Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang

Loranga is an unusual father. He always wants to compete and win at all costs over his poor son Masarin. He lives a pleasant life doing what he likes and things that are fun! Also living in the household is Dartanjang, Loranga’s old father, who lives an extremely varied life. He wakes up every morning with a new identity. One day he’s a plumber, the next Deerfoot, and sometimes he’s himself and then it’s not funny at all. In a pine tree in the forest lives Dartanjang’s grandfather. He is so old that he can only eat seeds and all he can do is crow like a cuckoo…

In Barbro Lindgren’s absurdist cult classic, the reader is introduced to Masarin and his reckless and irresponsible, but oh so likeable father Loranga.

Barbro Lindgren


Barbro Lindgren is one of Sweden’s most important, deeply-loved and prolific writers. Her output of over a hundred titles for differing age groups includes picture books, poetry, plays, absurdist stories, and more realistic fiction for young adults. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages and to date she is the only Swedish…

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