Mirabelle by Astrid Lindgren

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A classic tale from the beloved Astrid Lindgren

Six-year-old Britta very much wants a doll, but her parents can’t afford one. One evening an odd little old man arrives driving a horse and cart. Britta opens the gate for him, and he thanks her by giving her a little yellow seed, with instructions to plant it, water it, and she’ll see something very funny. To her astonishment, a doll begins to grow in her garden! After harvesting, Britta learns that her new doll is much more special than she could ever have guessed.

Pija Lindenbaum has given new and delightfully quirky illustrations to Astrid Lindgren’s appealing fantasy.

About Astrid Lindgren

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Until her death at the age of ninety-four, Astrid Lindgren wrote many popular books for children, including the Pippi Longstocking books. Pija LIndenbaum is the author and illustrator of the Bridget books and the New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book Boodil My Dog. She lives in Sweden.
Published April 14, 2003 by R & S Books. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Lindenbaum gives it new illustrations for its first US edition, dressing her characters in dowdy country clothing, but tucking in plenty of lively details, from Mirabelle’s telltale flyaway blonde tresses to a sometimes-beleaguered pet chicken.

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Astrid Lindgren, best known for her books starring Pippi Longstocking, first published the tale of Mirabelle, a doll that sprouts from an enchanted seed, in 1949.

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