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Originally published  1975
Genre  Children's literature
4.5/5 CDON

Language  Swedish
Author  Barbro Lindgren
Country  Sweden
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Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang is a Swedish children's fiction book written by Barbro Lindgren and published in 1969.

Contents

Abstract

The story is about a boy, Masarin, and his dad, Loranga, who live together in a house. Out in the woodshed lives Masarins grandfather, Dartanjang who is hypochondriac (and suffering from slight dementia). Loranga, constantly wearing a robe and a floral tea cozy on his head, is a childish and irresponsible bohemian. Therefore, Masarin is usually the responsible one, for example is he the one taking care of his great-grandfather who thinks he is a cuckoo and lives in the top of a pine tree in the forest. Masarin is not disturbed by this, he is delighted with the fact that his dad is playing silly games with him. For example, they often play hockey with an overripe tomato. Other characters in the book are Gustav the Thief, the Angry Old Man and the Hot Dog Vendor.

An English translation, titled Soda Pop, is due for release by Gecko Press in 2017. This edition features new illustrations by Lisen Adbåge.

Adaptions

  • Stop motion-animated serial for Swedish national broadcasting SVT in 1975, voiceover by Toivo Pawlo.
  • Cartoon in 2005
  • A play for Stockholms parkteater directed by Ellen Lamm in 2003.
  • An opera at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm in 2006. Score by Carl Unander-Scharin.
  • Comic book by Sara Olausson published by Positiv Förlag in 2010.
  • References

    Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang Wikipedia


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