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Author Astrid Lindgren
Original title Mirabell
Illustrator Pija Lindenbaum
Country Sweden
Language Swedish
Publisher Rabén & Sjögren
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Published in English

Mirabelle (original title: Mirabell) is a children's book written by Astrid Lindgren.


Britta-Kajsa's greatest wish is to get a doll. But a doll is very expensive and her parents don't have a lot of money.

One day, when Britta-Kajsa's parents are at work, Britta-Kajsa meets a strange little man. The latter asks Britta-Kajsa to open a gate for him so that he can drive through it with his carriage. Britta-Kajsa does as she is told. The little man explains that he can't give her any money, but a tiny little seed that she can plant into the garden.

Some time after Britta-Kajsa planted the seed, a doll grows out of it. Britta-Kajsa shows the doll to her amazed parents who cannot believe what they see. Later, Britta-Kajsa takes the doll into her room. Suddenly the doll starts to speak and says that her name is Mirabelle. From then on, Britta-Kajsa and Mirabelle do almost everything together. Britta-Kajsa thinks she has the greatest doll in the world.


The book was first published in Sweden in 2002 and was illustrated by Pija Lindenbaum.

The book has been adapted into several theater plays.

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