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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Day Adam Got Mad (The)
by Astrid Lindgren
Age Range: 6-8
From Sweden comes this hilarious tale of a huge good-natured bull called Adam
who lives in a quiet, sleepy country town in a barn with lots of cows and calves.
On a bright sunny Easter Sunday, Adam breaks loose; he is in a dangerous
mood and comes thundering down the hill. Everyone in the town is terrified, but
seven-year-old Karl, a young farm boy who talks to animals, has a plan that will
The story of this very young Swedish bullfighter is one of the many books by the international, award-winning author of the classic Pippi Longstocking. Marit Törnqvist’s watercolour illustrations magnificently interpret the humorous text and have filmic attributes that give the right pace to the story. Perfect for storytime, bedtime reading or reading aloud.
(Outside In: Children’s Books in Translation, Milet, 2005)