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We're very sorry that this edition of Mio is no longer in print; however, a paperback using our translation is available from Oxford University Press and a hardcover is available from the
New York Review of Books.

178 pages, 5.5" x 8.5", Ages 6-12
ISBN: 1-930900-23-6

Mio, My Son
by Astrid Lindgren
illustrated by Ilon Wikland, translated by Jill Morgan

With help from a genie, young Karl Anders Nilsson travels by day and by night, beyond the stars, to reach Farawayland. There, his father the King, who has been searching for him for nine long years, tells him that his true name is Mio, and lavishes upon him the loving attention he never received from his foster parents back in Stockholm.

But the wonderful reunion with his father the King is interrupted when Mio learns of a prophecy that has been foretold for thousands and thousands of years. With his best friend, Pompoo, and his horse with the golden mane, Miramis, he must travel into the darkness of Outer Land to battle the cruel Sir Kato. First published in Swedish in 1954, Mio, My Son has become a children's classic worldwide. The excitement and rhythm of Astrid Lindgren's original Swedish tale are faithfully captured with this new English translation.

"All great things that have happened in the world, happened first of all in someone's imagination, and the aspect of the world of tomorrow depends largely on the extent of the power of imagination in those who are just now learning to read. This is why children must have books, and why there must be people who really care what kind of books are put into the children's hands."

—Astrid Lindgren, quoted from Contemporary Authors
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