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No Stinginess, Said Emil/Inget knussel, sa Emil i Lönneberga

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No Stinginess, Said Emil/Inget knussel, sa Emil i Lönneberga

On a snowy winter day, there was a party in Katthult in Lönneberga. It was a fun and somewhat unusual party, much thanks to the new teacher. She was young and cheerful and had all kinds of ideas, and she thought they should have a snowball fight while waiting for their food. They did indeed have a snowball fight, one which Emil’s father would not soon forget. And it got even worse later, when Emil kissed the church minister’s wife. No less than eight times, because he is not stingy, Emil! And he wouldn’t be Emil if it weren’t for his mischiefs. 

Astrid Lindgren’s beloved stories about Emil i Lönneberga are perfect for those who have just started reading and Björn Berg’s fantastic illustrations add color to the story. 

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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Björn Berg


Björn Berg, 1923–2008, was born in Bavaria by Swedish parents and lived in New York City for nine years from the age of three. He decided to become an artist at an early age, and after art studies in Sweden he went to Paris to study for Fernand Legér and André Lhote. His association with…

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