She doesn´t really write books for children and young people anymore, she says. But the other week Nu leker vi den fula ankungen (Let´s play the Ugly Duckling) was launched by publishing house Rabén&Sjögren. Barbro Lindgren retells the classic H.C. Andersen-tale of the swan kid growing up in a duckfamily. But in this book, “a tribute to the game and the imagination”, two children with a lot of imagination are playing all the leading characters. The book is also the result of a new collaboration between Barbro Lindgren and Eva Lindström, one of Sweden’s most famous illustrators. Moa Brunnberg is publisher at Rabén&Sjögren:
A new by book by Barbro Lindgren despite of the face that she says she has stoped writing children’s book. Why is that? MB: You´ll have to ask Barbro about that. We are so happy that she continues to write for children.
How come Eva Lindström was chosen to illustrate the book? MB: Eva Lindström is a fantastic illustrator! It felt very natural for us to ask her to illustrate to book. She has an irresistible humor and possesses a visual narrative which is completely unique.
Barbro Lindgren will present the book at the Göteborg Book Fair on Thursday September 26 at 2:15 pm in Rabén&Sjögren’s stand.