Mio's Kingdom by Astrid Lindgren

Mio's Kingdom

Written by Astrid Lindgren

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From the world famous creator of Pippi Longstocking comes this touching magical adventure about an unhappy little boy who meets a genie and is transported from the misery of his life to Farawayland. Once Karl Anders, an unwanted foster child, in Farawayland he becomes Mio, the son of a king with a vital role to play in defeating the evil Sir Kato who is terrorising the land. Mio tells his own story capturing the excitement of the adventure and the enchantment and wonder of the make-believe.


Mio's Kingdom by Astrid Lindgren

Did you hear the news about a boy who disappeared? No one knows what happened to him ...except me. Young Karl leaves behind his unhappy life as an unwanted foster child to escape to Farawayland. There, he learns that his true name is Mio, and that he is the son of the king. But the kingdom is under threat. The evil Sir Kato terrorizes the land, and it has been foretold that Mio is the only one who can defeat him ...Originally published in Swedish in 1954, Astrid Lindgren's tale of Mio became a worldwide children's classic. It is celebrated in this heritage edition, complete with a new and faithful English translation.


'I adored Astrid Lindgren as a child' - Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry books

About the Author

Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren was born Astrid Ericsson on November 14, 1907 on a farm called Nas outside the small town of Vimmerby in Sweden. As a child, Astrid loved to read, particularly books which had girls as the heroine. She loved Anne of Green Gables and the Pollyanna books. One of her strongest recollections as a child was meeting two pilots, Captains Sonders and Madicken. One of them tried to land on the roof of her house, or that is the way it looked at the time.

After attending public school, she moved to Stockholm and married Sture Lindgren. The Lindgrens had two children. Astrid wrote her first story, Britt-Mari Opens Her Heart, in 1944. Her second book, Pippi Longstocking, which she wrote as a present for her daughter's tenth birthday, was published in 1945. She received the Raben & Sjogren's Best Children's Book prize for Pippi and became a book editor for that publisher for many years. She also received numerous other honours and awards including the International Book Award.

Astrid published more than one hundred books in her lifetime and is still the most popular children's author in Sweden. Her books have been translated into more than sixty languages. She died in 2002, aged 94.

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144 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

7th July 2011




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