Goldie at the Farm

Martha Sandwall-Bergström; Illustrated by Eva Stålsjö

Out of print

Quick Look

The sequel to Goldie at the Orphanage. Goldie settles into life on the farm, but longs to go to school.

197 x 259 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 5 to 8 years
24 pages
Publication date:
24 Mar 2005


At the end of Goldie at the Orphanage, we left Goldie just as she had been sold to the highest bidder at auction, a farmer. What would happen to her?

In this much-awaited sequel, Goldie settles into life on the farm as a maid to the family who live there. But she longs to go to school like the other children. Will she get her wish, or remain as a maid?


'We enjoyed the first book [Goldie at the Orphanage] and Chloe liked this one even more. The illustrations are beautiful and even though the story focuses on Goldie being allowed to go to school (!) Chloe loved it and was glad of the happy ending!'
-- Emma with Chloe (age 7), Education Otherwise, December 2005

'This heartwarming tale is gently illustrated with beautiful watercolours. Our young testers were thrilled to read the next instalment of this tale of a young orphan who triumphs against the odds. A perfect bedtime tale for children aged 4 upwards.'
-- Green Parent, January 2006

'This is the sequel to Goldie at the Orphanage and has long been awaited in our house. Beautifully illustrated, this story is all the more moving for being based on the author's own experiences.'
-- Juno: A Natural Approach to Family Life, Spring 2005

'The beautiful, lively watercolour illustrations complement this heart-warming story.'
-- Outside In 2005: Children's Books in Translation


Martha Sandwall-Bergström (1913-2000) was born in Småland, Sweden. Published in Swedish as Kulla-Gulla, the Goldie books are based on Martha Sandwall-Bergström's own experiences of growing up in a poor area. Her books have sold over four million copies world-wide and have been translated into twelve languages.


Also available by Martha Sandwall-Bergström:
The prequel to Goldie at the Farm: Goldie at the Orphanage

Do you like farms? We've got lots of books you and your children will love:
Reuben and Barney's Day on the Farm - a lovely picture book
A Felt Farm by Rotraud Reinhard
Hannah on the Farm by Marjan van Zeyl (a board book for little hands)
A Calf for Christmas by Astrid Lindgren
Goran's Great Escape by Astrid Lindgren
Pudding and Chips by Penny Matthews">A Farm: Paintings from a Bygone Age by Carl Larsson (for older children and adults)

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