Mardie / Mischievous Meg1960 Ilon Wikland
In the big red house, down by the river lives Mardie. Her mummy and daddy live there too and her little sister Lisbet and a black poodle called Sasso and a kitten called Goodie. Oh, and Alma. Mardie’s real name is Margaret, but she only gets called that when she needs to be reprimanded. And that’s quite often, actually, because she’s got a whole lot of preposterous ideas and never thinks before she does things. Not until afterwards …
Mardie to the Rescue1976 Ilon Wikland
The Junedale Jig, that’s Lisbet – at least that’s what Mr Nilsson calls her. And Lisbet, she follows her big sister through thick and thin, no matter what adventures Mardie comes up with. Like the time Mardie is going to watch the May Fire. She wants to be so beautifully dressed that the whole town will be stunned. Although mummy has said she is not allowed. Well, it turns out as one might have expected. “You’re nuts, Mardie”, says Lisbet.