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Mardie’s Christmas Holiday Adventure/Jullov är ett bra påhitt, sa Madicken

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Mardie’s Christmas Holiday Adventure/Jullov är ett bra påhitt, sa Madicken

Mardie has been in school for an entire semester and soon it will be Christmas! Then she will have her very first Christmas holiday. Mardie thinks that is almost as wonderful as Christmas itself. 

Her little sister Lisabet agrees. They help with Christmas preparations, bake gingerbread cookies, make toffee and decorate. In the evenings they write long lists for Santa Claus. One morning when they wake up, the ice on the river has frozen. Now they can finally go sliding! 

A beloved children’s book classic in a new edition. Perfect for those who have just learned to read. Fantastic four-color illustrations by Ilon Wikland. 

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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