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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)
Emil and the Great Escape
by Astrid Lindgren
Age Range: 6-8
The critically acclaimed Swedish author Astrid Lindgren was a prolific writer during her lifetime. Her books are now regarded as classics and many have been translated into English. The prestigious international Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is named after her. Oxford University Press are reissuing Lindgren’s books so that a whole new generation of children can enjoy the exploits of such well-known characters as Pippi Longstocking, Emil, Karlson and Lotta.
A short collection of engaging stories about a most spirited and resourceful five-year-old boy called Emil who lives with his family on Katthult Farm in the village of Lönneberga, Småland in Sweden. From hoisting his little sister up the flag pole and getting his head stuck in a soup tureen, to riding the old mare to the village fete, his mischief and daring escapades drive his parents to distraction not to mention their friends and neighbours. But Emil is a loveable character as well and things usually come right in the end.
Written between 1966 and 1970 these titles have been reissued with delightful black-and-white illustrations by award-winning illustrator Tony Ross. Fans of Francesca Simon’s ‘Horrid Henry’ will love the scrapes that Emil gets into. His adventures never stop and are always going wrong, but he doesn’t mean to be bad, it’s just that trouble follows him wherever he goes. The short, complete stories are perfect for reading aloud or alone.