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The Runaway Sleigh Ride/Titta Madicken, det snöar!

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The Runaway Sleigh Ride/Titta Madicken, det snöar!

The snow is finally falling over June Hill and Elisabeth and Mardie are playing in the snow. But the next day Mardie becomes sick, and Elisabeth has to go alone with Alva to buy Christmas presents. Then Gustav comes and claims that Elisabeth is just a scared little rabbit who doesn’t dare borrow a sleigh without asking. She does too! And before she knows it, she’s off on Andersson’s sled, heading straight out into the forest… What an adventure it will be!

Ilon Wikland’s fantastic illustrations paints Astrid Lindgren’s dramatic tale in a wonderfully wintery feel. A classic!

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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