A Calf for Christmas
Written by Astrid Lindgren
Illustrated by Marit Tornqvist
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A Calf for Christmas by Astrid LindgrenIt's the last day of school before Christmas and snow is falling heavily. Johan heads to school on his sled, but he can't stop thinking about the terrible thing that happened yesterday -- his family's only cow died, and they have no money to buy another. Rich farmer Peter Jonsson has come to town today for the Christmas market. He buys a calf then, after spending some time in the local inn, loses it on the sleigh ride home! When Johan heads out to clear snow, what does he find ...? Maybe he'll have a happy Christmas after all. A charming story by acclaimed author Astrid Lindgren, set in a traditional Swedish landscape.
'This is a charming tale with enchanting illustrations of the snow Swedish countryside. Loved it!'
'This story covers the old belief that something good can result from something bad. It is supported by beautiful watercolours of rural Swedish scenes in the Winter. Families rating: 4 out of 6.'
'A lovely story and another beautifully produced revival from Floris Books.'
'Beautifully illustrated, heart-warming but unsentimental story by the author of Pippi Longstocking.'
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10th September 2010
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