På en helt vanlig bondgård med familjen Jansson

På en helt vanlig bondgård med familjen Jansson At a Completely Ordinary Farm with the Jansson Family

The Jansson Family #4

Life in the countryside is anything but peaceful with Sweden’s weirdest family! When Martin Widmark, author of the JerryMaya Detective Agency books, writes about the Jansson family, anything can happen.

Old uncle Emil needs help taking care of the farm in Vimmerby, and the Jansson and Yolmaz families naturally pitch in. There’s just one small problem: in both families, the children and adults have switched roles, and the parents are being more rambunctious than ever. Just as the families are learning about life in the countryside back in the old days, things get seriously out of hand. Soon the children are locked in a shed while the adults try to milk cows, argue about who will be the one in charge, and kidnap a whole bus full of pensioners. And yet this vacation in the countryside will be just what the city-dwellers need.

The books about the Jansson family are a clever play with role reversals and expectations, originally created as a collaboration between the authors Martin Widmark and Petter Lidbeck. This book, the fourth in the series, offers just as many opportunities for recognition that the whole family can laugh at.


  • Absolutely hilarious. /…/ The scene is set for laughs.

    Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden

Martin Widmark
  • Children's
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Swedish edition

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Sweden, Bonnier Carlsen

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