""Long ago, in the days of poverty ..."This is how each of the beautiful fairy tales in this book begins. Sunnanäng tells about the two little siblings Anna and Mattias. They became alone in the world and had to toil with the farmer in Myra. I Does my linden play, does my nightingale sing? the little poor woman Malin yearns so intensely for something beautiful and fun in Norka's poor house that a linden tree grows out of an ordinary pea.In Sunnanäng, Astrid Lindgren took her recurring theme of children's loneliness to the extreme.The book contains the following stories:SunnanängDoes my linden play, does my nightingale sing?Thu tu tu!Junker Nils of Eka"