Pettson and Findus and many more!

Shaun Tan

If you are passing through Småland this summer, make sure you stop of at Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home, Näs in Vimmerby, to see a unique exhibition of the Swedish author and illustrator Sven Nordqvist’s work. Throughout the summer you can meet Pettson, his cat Findus, Mamma Mu and other Nordqvist characters. This exhibition is for both children and adults and presents original paintings, sketches and manuscripts that are rarely on view. The award-winning book “Where is my sister” has its own space and Nordqvist’s early prints are also on show in another section.

This year recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Shaun Tan, was delighted to be able to view part of the exhibition when it was under construction on his visit to Vimmerby in May. The exhibition will be on display until the 2nd of October.

Photographer: Kjell Åke Hansson


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