On 6 April 2014, as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, ABBA The Museum premiered the POP-saga, a short film written and narrated by Björn Ulvaeus, which tells the tale of two aspiring young singer-songwriters and their vocally talented girlfriends’ journey from Swedish folkparks to the formation of ABBA, their break-through at the Eurovision Song Contest, subsequent global success and the bands eventual split in 1982.
Now Fri Tanke, the Swedish publishing house part-owned by Björn, have announced that Sagan om ABBA (The Story of ABBA) will be produced as a 64 page hardback book, with illustrations by Ola Skogäng, in September 2014.
The story is aimed primarily at children and Björn has pledged to donate all royalties from sales to the Childrens Cancer Foundation, ‘Barncancerfonden’.
Björn’s first book, The Little White Piano, was originally published in 2010. A new edition, with illustrations by Maja Lindberg, was released earlier this year and is available in English, Swedish, German, Russian and Finnish language versions, exclusively from ABBA The Museum’s gift shop.