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Lotta’s Bike/Visst kan Lotta cykla

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Lotta’s Bike/Visst kan Lotta cykla

Lotta is the youngest in the family, but she believes that she can do most things. Ride her bike for example. It is Lotta’s fifth birthday, but things haven’t turned out like she expected. Well yes, it starts nicely, but the most important present is missing: a real bike instead of her stupid three-wheeler. Lotta gets so angry that she steals Mrs. Berg’s old bicycle. It is much too big of course, but Lotta is not afraid. She puts Bamsen Teddy on the back and flies down Troublemaker Street. It ends with a catastrophe! But then Dad brings home a used two-wheeler for Lotta. Now Lotta can ride her bike.

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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