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Lotta’s Christmas Surprise/Visst kan Lotta nästan allting

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Lotta’s Christmas Surprise/Visst kan Lotta nästan allting

Little stubborn Lotta in the yellow house on Troublemaker Street is both well known and popular, thanks to Astrid Lindgren’s books and movies. The first book came out in 1961, but The Children on Troublemaker Street had already been a series in the children’s magazine, Klumpe Dumpe, since the end of the 1950s. 

It’s peculiar, but Lotta on Troublemaker Street can do almost anything. When Jonas and Mia-Maria cry and cry because there is not a single Christmas tree left to buy in the entire town, Lotta is the one who saves Christmas! Though sometimes things go a little wrong, as when Lotta’s stuffed animal Bamsen accidentally ends up in the trashcan. 

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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