Mardie lives in the big red house down by the river. So do mum and dad and little sister Lisabet, a black poodle named Sasso and a kitten named Gosan, and then Alva of course. Mardie’s real name is Margareta, but when she was little she called herself Mardie and even though she is now almost seven years old she is still called Mardie. It’s only when she is told off that she is called Margareta, and that is actually quite often because she has so many crazy ideas and never thinks ... until afterwards.
Illustrator: Ilon Wikland.
Reading age: 6-9 years.