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Gunilla Bergström Author & Illustrator

You Have a Girlfriend, Alfie Atkins?/Alfons och Milla

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You Have a Girlfriend, Alfie Atkins?/Alfons och Milla

“You can’t play with girls!” all the boys say. But Alfie likes playing with Viktor’s cousin Milla. They build a secret treehouse together. Milla is so resourceful. She makes a mailbox out of rope. You can learn a lot from Milla, Alfie discovers.

When Alfie is later bullied at school for playing with Milla, he stops going to the treehouse. Everything becomes grey and boring again. But then Alfie decides to ignore what the others say, and soon the boys see what a good friend Milla is and wish too that they could build a treehouse with Milla!

Gunilla Bergström

Author Illustrator

Gunilla Bergström (1942 – 2021) was the beloved creator of Alfie Atkins, one of the most popular and timeless picture book characters in Swedish history. Alfie Atkins is no hero; in fact, some would even call him a bit of a coward. However, Alfie’s cowardice might be exactly why he has such a strong appeal…

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