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Spring in Noisy Village/Vår i Bullerbyn

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Spring in Noisy Village/Vår i Bullerbyn

When spring arrives, all the children in Noisy Village go wild. They climb on the barn roof, they ride on the bull. They balance along the top of the fence and clomp through the mud. Then, when evening comes, the children burn piles of leaves and dance with excitement around the spring fires.

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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