Publication Date: April 1, 2003
List Price: $15.00*
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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.
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.
"Lindenbaum's new watercolor illustrations add humor and evergy to this Swedish story...lively, whimsical illustrations...[text] celebrates the secret world of a child's imagination." --Booklist
"Charming, whimsical watercolor illustrations, many of them full-page ovals, have a magical quality that enhances the story." --School Library Journal