emil's clever pig

For today’s #classicchapterbooks, we’re sharing something from the prolific pen of Astrid Lindgren: Emil’s Clever Pig.  The more works we read of Astrid Lindgren’s, the more we love her.  Lindgren's work truly embodies childhood—its curiosity, freedom, caprices and probably most importantly, its honesty.  For who speaks with more candor than a child?

“There was never a boy in the whole of Lönneberga and in the whole of Småland and in the whole of Sweden and—who knows—perhaps in the whole world who got into more mischief than Emil.  He lived at Katthult farm in Lönneberga in Småland in Sweden a long time ago.  No one would have believed that when he grew up he would become the president of the local council and the finest man the whole of Lönneberga, but he did.”

Mischievous Emil can’t seem to escape trouble and shenanigans wherever he goes.  In this installment of the series, he starts off his adventures with buying a horse, lame hen and mad cow at an auction.

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