• The Children on Troublemaker Street

    The Children on Troublemaker Street

    1958 Ilon Wikland

    (also published as Mischievous Martens)

    Joe, Mary-Lou and little Lotta live in a yellow house on Troublemaker Street. They have fun all the time – there are hardly any other children who have so much fun, even though Lotta is as stubborn as an old goat, according to her father. She has so many ideas. Imagine, once she took her flapjacks and hung them up in a tree. So they sat there, flapping in the wind and Lotta took a bite from them whenever she was hungry. “I’m pretending I’m a little lamb, eating leaves in the forest”, she said.

  • Lotta on Troublemaker Street

    Lotta on Troublemaker Street

    1961 Ilon Wikland

    (also published as Lotta Leaves Home)

    One day when Lotta on Troublemaker Street had just turned five she woke up one morning already grumpy. She’d dreamt something she didn’t like and Lotta thought that what you dreamed was true. That’s why she was cross with Jonas and Mia-Mara, because it was them she’d dreamt about. And then along came mummy who wanted her to wear an itchy, prickly jumper. A day that begins all wrong like that couldn’t possibly turn out nice, could it?