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Tant Grön, Tant Brun och Tant Gredelin by Elsa Beskow
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Dec 09, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: children, swedish-norwegian-and-danish

Tant Grön, Tant Brun and Tant Gredelin are maiden aunts - you wait for ages, and then three turn up at once. They live together in an idyllic little house in an idyllic little Swedish town, and, in accordance with their names, dress in green, brown and violet respectively. Their neighbour, Farbror Blå, wears blue clothes and vaguely threatens the mischievous boys who sometimes try to steal Tant Grön's pears. Their little dog is called Prick, and I can't imagine anyone tasteless enough to suggest that they could have chosen a name less liable to misinterpretation.

Elsa Beskow wrote it as World War I was coming to its bloody end. She wanted to take her mind off things, and it is indeed magnificently soothing.


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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

I want to see the cover. But it's too small.

Damn Scandinavian small avatar bullshit!

message 2: by Manny (last edited Dec 09, 2009 09:43AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Manny I replaced it with a slightly bigger version...

Manny You can see a large Norwegian audio book edition at

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