Ludde, by Ulf Löfgren (Swedish Children's Book)

Hardcover in Very Good Condition


About Ludde books

”It is wonderful when you are two years to know best and Ludde is truly odd and does most things backwards”

Ulf Löfgren

Ludde was created by the author and illustrator Ulf Löfgren (1931-2011) in Sweden 30 years ago. What were the thoughts behind the books and the character?

Ulf himself said the following in a radioprogram in Swedish National Radio 2008 called ”The classic” about Ludde:

”It is in the imagination one can feel truly free. The children can amuse themselves by entering another world, which becomes a sort of nest of their own and thus you  break a barrier of reality. It is very good for you to experience this freedom and the sense of participation. In the books about Ludde a repetition often occurs, a classic element in children’s books, children need to feel at home and be able to identify themselves in the books. These are books that can bring joy to all and enables the children to get used to books, hopefully good books. My mission is to amuse and entertain. Children will get a good start in life by getting familiar with books, always reading – it is an asset.”

In total there are 34 books about Ludde. The format is designed in purpose for the parent and child to have a reading experience together, a calm moment bringing them closer to one another. The main target group is children two – three years of age.



About the author Ulf Löfgren

Ulf Löfgren, 1931–2011, was one of Sweden´s most successful illustrators and created an impressive number of books.

For more than 45 years Ulf Löfgren enriched Sweden with children´s books with titles as ”The wonderful tree”, ”Patricks workshop”, ”The tale about the two magic wands” and the books about ”Ludde” and ”Albin” – his most loved characters. He also made the pictures to the classic swedish TV-program ”Pellepennan and Suddagumman” and beside his own books he often illustrated others work – for example the tales of H.C. Andersen. In the 1990s Ulf Löfgren illustrated the first swedish bible for children, ”Bibel för barn”, a comprehensive work that took more than three years to finish.

Ulf Löfgren´s artistry was unique and comparisons have often been made with the old painters of gourd. The thread thru his production was the humor, the warmth and the slightly twisted way of looking at things . Many of his books are known outside Sweden – he is translated to about 20 languages. His debut was in 1959 with the book ”The children in the jungle” that immediately became success and was rewarded with the plaque of Elsa Beskow.

Ludde, by Ulf Löfgren (Swedish Children's Book)

SKU: 47-025