Emil Svensson lives with his mother and father, little sister Ida, farmhand Alfred, and maid Lina on a picturesque farm in Småland. He is an unusually lively little boy, who just can't ... See full summary »
Madicken is a Swedish girl from the upper level family, growing up during the time of first world war which did not include Sweden. She lives happily with her family, experiencing the world and making brave and crazy things.
It's summer and Sune Anderssons family is planning a holiday in Greece. Sunes father, Rudolf is sulking because then he won't be able to go on his beloved fishing trip. But after seeing how... See full summary »
Born on a stormy night Ronja begins her life as the heir to the leader of a gang of thieves deep in the Swedish woods. There is a lot of things to beware of in the forest not least other gangs. But as it turns out they are not all bad.
This exquisite series was shown in Australia, with English subtitles supplied by the national broadcaster, somewhere about 1982, entitled 'The White Stone'. The scenery, the script, the acting, the soundtrack were all particularly fine. My daughter was entranced, even at the age of 5, as I read the subtitles to her. So far superior to the raucous, aggressive, shallow, unimaginative and impoverished clichés generally offered to children. The grace and serenity and compassion were absorbed by my daughter through languages other than verbal. If only we could purchase this on DVD. Even an old video would be treasured. I am sure children all over the world,and their parents, would be enriched by this wonderful work, and if it could be sub-titled, so much the better. The Australian Broadcasting Commission, which showed the series on its multicultural network, then Channel 28, now SBS, may have archived the sub-titles.They do their own, and have translating services etc..
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