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Simon Small Moves In/Nils Karlsson Pyssling flyttar in

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Simon Small Moves In/Nils Karlsson Pyssling flyttar in

Bertil is home alone when he hears the tippity-tap of small tripping steps under the bed. It’s a boy no bigger than a thumb – and he’s called Simon Small. He lives in a rat’s nest under the floor. Bertil puts his finger on the nail next to the rat hole and saying the magic word, and suddenly he becomes tiny as well!

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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