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32 pp

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Andrejs längtan

Andrej’s Longing

Andrej and Vova have escaped from the orphanage. Andrej is looking for his mother. He remembers that she had a blue dress.

A picture book that captures a dreamlike atmosphere in the big city of Saint Petersburg. Andrej is looking for his mother. She is gone! Andrej thinks back to the time in his mother’s stomach. His life was better then, before he was born. Mom had a blue dress and he had his own room in there, and a garden with apple trees and a happy little dog.

Now Andrej and Vova have escaped from the orphanage. Little Vova’s steps are becoming heavier and heavier. A dog joins them and soon they can no longer keep going. But Andrej’s dream of a mother, of not having an empty stomach, of a dog that has puppies and of a flowering apple tree, are still alive.

A new edition with a cloth spine for Barbro Lindgren’s 75thbirthday. A highlight in the author and illustrator’s rich pro- duction which has also been dramatized for the theatre.