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The Cork Is Flying/Korken flyger

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The Cork Is Flying/Korken flyger

In The Cork is Flying, Barnhans and his friends wait with excitement for the Cork to arrive. In the meantime, Old-man-teddybear devotes himself to genealogical research, Muskrat writes a poem and Barnhans finds a Dott-teddy who becomes everyone’s pet. And they all wonder in what way the Cork will appear. Flying, floating or jumping?

In Barnhan’s land there are many wayward characters, just like in life. In the What Are We Living For series, ALMA recipient Barbro Lindgren writes about a world which caused reviewers to wax lyrical about a modern Winnie the Pooh, “all-ages books that must be appreciated by all oddballs, children and adults alike.” Eva Eriksson’s lovely illustrations make this an unforgettable reading experience.

Barbro Lindgren


Barbro Lindgren is one of Sweden’s most important, deeply-loved and prolific writers. Her output of over a hundred titles for differing age groups includes picture books, poetry, plays, absurdist stories, and more realistic fiction for young adults. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages and to date she is the only Swedish…

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Eva Eriksson


Eva Eriksson, born in 1949, is one of Sweden’s most beloved illustrators with a long line of classics in her bag. Eriksson is best known for her close collaboration with author Barbro Lindgren, but has also worked with many other authors such as Viveca Lärn, Ulf Nilsson and Rose Lagercrantz. She has also written and…

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