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Alfie and His Secret Friend
Author Gunilla Bergström
Original title Alfons och hemlige Mållgan
Translator Robert Swindells
Illustrator Gunilla Bergström
Cover artist Gunilla Bergström
Country Sweden
Language Swedish
Series Alfie Atkins
Genre children
Published 1976
Publisher Rabén & Sjögren
Published in English
Preceded by Raska på, Alfons Åberg (1975) 
Followed by Who'll Save Alfie Atkins? (1976) 

Alfie and His Secret Friend (Swedish: Alfons och hemlige Mållgan) is a 1976 children's book by Gunilla Bergström. Translated by Robert Swindells, it was published in English in 1979. As an episode of the animated television series it originally aired over SVT on 1 January 1980.


Alfons is bored, and plays with his secret friend Mållgan. They play with a toy train, and suddenly Alfons' father's tobacco pipe, which they have used for the locomotive, is gone. Alfons' father is upset when they lay the table, while eating and hurry to Kindergarten. Mållgan is always there. When they're gone Mållgan gets a present, because he will move. It includes new batteries for Alfons' flashlight. Using the flashlight, they finally find the tobacco pipe.

In the real word

In February 2009 a 23-year-old man in Sweden, accused for drunk driving, was freed by the law court in a trial which was given attention when he blamed a guy named Mållgan for driving his car.

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