The Boy Who’s Got What it Takes
The Boy Who’s Got What it TakesUlf Stark, illustrated by Markus Majaluoma
Ulf is being punished. He has to be Grandfather’s slave for a whole day, helping out with all kinds of things – mostly heavy work. Grandfather doesn’t think Ulf is up to it, but Ulf is determined to show Grandfather he’s got what it takes, that he’s not a lazybones like his father.
During the day his grandmother comes along and frees Ulf by paying grandfather five kronor. Because Grandmother is against slavery.
But Ulf still wonders if Grandfather thinks he’s got what it takes at the end of the day – or if he thinks he’s a lazybones…
Dutch: Querido's Kinderboeken
Russian: Albus Corvus