Even if five-year-old Emil looks angelic, everybody knows he’s wild and stubborn, and gets up to more mischief than there are days in the year. He’s a clever and curious scatterbrain with an amazing gift for turning his God-fearing and respectable community, in the county of Småland, upside down.
Emil’s mischiefs are always hilarious and never mean. His wild ideas generally stem from his kind and caring personality. He can’t stand to see others suffer and will do anything to help… He has only good intentions, but acts of his own accord without due regard for social hierarchy or grown-up authority. He’s a streetwise farm-boy, and, unlike the people of Lönneberga, the reader is aware that one day he will make a success out of his life and shine in the role of Chairman of the local government.
“Do you know what Emil i Lönneberga once did?”, Astrid suddenly asked her three year-old grandchild who was screaming his head off. Karl Johan went quiet, because he was rather keen to know what Emil had done.