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Mother’s Little Prince/Mammas lilla prins

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Mother’s Little Prince/Mammas lilla prins

Tupelo, Mississippi, 1945. Elvis is ten years old and loves to sing. His mother encourages him and believes in him, but she also wants to protect him from anything bad. At school Elvis is lonely. He gets teased for being a mommy’s boy and because he breaks into song every chance he gets … 

Mårten Melin paints a touching portrait of his childhood idol Elvis Presley a boy who, before his breakthrough, lived in poverty in a town marked by class gaps and segregation.

Mårten Melin


Mårten Melin has since his debut in 2003 written more than sixty books for children and young people. He has been nominated for the August Prize and won both the Hans Peterson Stipendium and the Nils Holgersson Plaque for the Best Children’s Book in Swedish.

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