Soda Pop

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2017
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV051000, JUV019000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.7 x 7.8
Lexile 800
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

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.


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