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The Dragon With Red Eyes/Draken med de röda ögonen

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The Dragon With Red Eyes/Draken med de röda ögonen

This is the story of the little green dragon that was born one day from the sow in the pigsty. And about the children on the farm who fed the little dragon with candlesticks, strings and corks, and cuddled him until he became tame. They cared for him until one evening when he was finally released into the paddock with the piglets. Then, he came forward and said goodbye and flew away towards the fiery red sun.

Astrid Lindgren’s story, so filled with emotion, and Ilon Wikland’s funny and beautiful illustrations give the story a peculiar magic.

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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