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Randi Lives in Norway
Author Astrid Lindgren
Original title Randi bor i Norge
Illustrator Anna Riwkin-Brick
Country Sweden
Language Swedish
Series Children's Everywhere
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Rabén & Sjögren
Publication date
Published in English
Preceded by Dirk Lives in Holland 
Followed by Noy Lives in Thailand 

Randi Lives in Norway (also: Gerda Lives in Norway, original title: Randi bor i Norge) is the title of a book by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, with photos by Anna Riwkin-Brick. In 1965 the book was published by Rabén & Sjögren.


Randi lives in Lofoten. Her father is a fisherman. At home, Randi plays a lot with her neighbor and friend Helga. One day, however, Randi prefers to play with Reidar. When Helga runs after her and asks if she can play with Randi, Randi throws a snowball right into Helga's face. Then she runs away with Reidar. Helga does not give up and follows the friends. However the children continue throwing snowballs at Helga. Helga runs home crying. In the evening Randi feels bad because she was so mean to Helga and Helga was so sad. When she wants to play with Helga the next morning, Randi is afraid that Helga does not want to see her again. But Helga wants to play with Randi and tells Randi that she really likes her, even though Randi had been mean to her the day before.


Randi Lives in Norway is the tenth of 15 books of the series Children's Everywhere. The book was first published in 1965 by the Swedish publisher Rabén & Sjögren. In addition, the book has been translated into many different languages, including English and German. In the American version, Randi retains her name in the British version, her name is Gerda. The story takes place in a northern Norwegian village in Lofoten.


Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis

  • 1966: Randi Lives in Norway (Randi bor i Norge): picture book


  • Randi bor i Norge, Rabén & Sjögren, 1965, Swedish Edition
  • Gerda Lives in Norway, Methuen Publishing, 1965, British Edition
  • Randi Lives in Norway, The Macmillan Company, 1965, US-american Edition
  • Randi aus Norwegen, Oetinger Verlag, 1965, German Edition
  • Ingrid as an Iorua, Oifig an tSoláthair, 1979, Irish Edition
  • Randi bor i Norge, Høst & søn, 1966, Danish Edition
  • Randi bor i Lofoten, Gyldendal, 1965, Norwegian Edition
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