The Cantankerous Crow


A classic Swedish picture book, rediscovered after 60 years


ISBN: 9780500650790 Categories: ,

Lennart Hellsing, Poul Strøyer


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?

Additional information

Weight 378 g
Dimensions 21.8 x 29.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 10 June 2016
Number of pages 28
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.8 x 29.3 cm
Weight 378 g


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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.