Thames Hudson

The Cantankerous Crow


A classic Swedish picture book, originally written in 1953, rediscovered after 60 years.

The most maddening crow in world history is out to cause trouble! He can’t resist the farmer’s cherries – and one day he gets caught. The farmer tries to punish the crow with hard labour, but the crow only causes a lot of bother. Then the farmer tries to sell the crow at the market, but who wants to buy a troublesome crow?

About the Author

The late Lennart Hellsing is a legendary Swedish writer and translator. In 2010 he was a finalist for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition for writers of children's books, for his lasting contribution to children's literature.

Poul Strøyer was an award-winning illustrator who worked closely with Lennard Hellsing.


28 Pages

Reading age 7 - 10 Years