Emil and the Bad Tooth

1976

Format
Picture book
Author
Astrid Lindgren
Translator
Susan Beard
Illustrator
Björn Berg
Publisher
Rabén & Sjögren

Lina, the maid at Katthult, had a terrible toothache. “You’d better go to Sme-Pelle”, said Alfred. Sme-Pelle is the name they gave the local blacksmith. He used to extract aching teeth with his gruesome pair of tongs. “How much does he charge for one tooth?” asked Lina. “Fifty öre per hour”, said Alfred.