This classic Swedish children’s novel is an absurd tale full of playful nonsense in a world where anything can happen.
Soda Pop loves bright orange clothes and wears a tea cozy on his head. He has brought up his son Mazarin on sweet buns and love. Grandfather Dartanyong emerges from his woodshed every morning with a new identity, and Great-grandfather has moved into a tree, eats birdseed, and thinks he is a cuckoo.
Theirs is a carefree life, untroubled by social norms. In this tolerant world anything can happen—is the garage suddenly full of tigers? We are not surprised.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Number of Pages||112|
The Horn Book Magazine
“Fans of the wackier reaches of Jack Gantos and Polly Horvath will love these random ramblings that make up in emotional sense what they lack in conventional storytelling.”—The Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal
“[F]or a whimsical, lighthearted, unique reading experience, look no further.”—School Library Journal
Author: Barbro Lindgren
Barbro Lindgren is a pioneering children's author from Sweden. She has written more than 100 books for all ages and been translated into more than 30 languages. Her many awards include the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Illustrator: Lisen Adbåge
Lisen Adbåge was born in Sweden in 1982 and published her first picture book in 2000. She has won three major prizes for her children's books.