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The Day Adam got Mad/Kalle - den lille tjurfäktaren

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The Day Adam got Mad/Kalle - den lille tjurfäktaren

Adam the bull got loose right in the middle of Easter Morning and came thundering along with eyes blazing. Svensson, the cowman, was running for dear life managed to scramble over the fence just in time. Adam chased after him in wild fury but wasn’t able to get over the fence and came to a stop in the yard. There he stood; snorting and bellowing until Karl finally came and won him over. “All it takes is a little bit of kindliness.”

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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Marit Törnqvist

Illustrator Author

Marit Törnqvist, born 1964, is part Swedish, part Dutch, living in Amsterdam. She studied to become an illustrator at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In the late 1980’s Marit Törnqvist was commissioned to illustrate herfirst picture book by Astrid Lindgren. Marit Törnqvist is the designer of the set for Astrid Lindgren’s “Story Train” and…

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