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Pelle Finds a Wishing Stone/Pelle hittar en önskesten

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Pelle Finds a Wishing Stone/Pelle hittar en önskesten

One morning as the fog lies thick over Seacrow Island, Teddy, Freddy, Johan and Niklas have gone out on the lake early to take up nets. When Tjorven wakes and discovers that they took Boatsman with them, she’s enraged. She manages to get through the day after all, but the worry about Boatsman increases as the fog thickens. Melker cries with worry and Tjorven gets angrier and angrier. How will they find their way home in the thick fog? Luckily, Pelle finds a wishing stone on the shore. And perhaps it is thanks to this that the boat finally finds its way back to shore.

Pelle Finds a Wishing Stone is the third picture book about life on Seacrow Island. Maria Nilsson Thore’s amazing and detailed pictures of the archipelago are a perfect fit for Astrid Lindgren’s 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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Maria Nilsson Thore


Maria Nilsson Thore, born in 1975, is educated at Konstfack and since 2000 she has been one of Sweden’s most famous and beloved illustrators of children’s books. She has created a long series of picture books both under her own name and together with several different authors.

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