If I had to rescue only one author's children's books from a burning house (take them to a desert island/transfer them to post-apocalypse bunkers), I would choose Astrid Lindgren! If you think that Lindgren is primarily Carlson, then be sure to check out her other works! This is the cheerful strongwoman Pippi Longstocking, and the mischievous Emil, about whom many also know. But Astrid Lindgren also wrote lesser-known, but no less beautiful books, some of them lyrical, and some downright sad. There are simple and cute stories for preschoolers - “We are all from Bullerby”, “About Lotta from Loud Street”. My favorite is "Roni, the daughter of a robber". God, what a poignant and beautiful story this is about the nascent love of two children, in some places it even creates a lump in the throat! A comparison with “Romeo and Juliet” naturally suggests itself. Everything happens in a robber’s castle, located in the mountains against the backdrop of the harsh and majestic northern nature, you will hear daring robber songs, touch the world of Scandinavian mythology, feel the smell of game roasting on a spit, get lost in the mysterious fog on forest paths, feel the coolness of rushing rivers on your skin and enjoy the vibrant spring beauty of the transparent forest. If your children already read to themselves and do not need to read aloud, still take this book and read it for yourself - you will touch the angelic purity of children's souls and the innermost recesses of the Universe.