In the busy house of the Svennson family, everyone is getting ready for the Swedish holiday of Lucia Day, December 13. Ewa Rydaker was born in Uppsala, Sweden. She and her husband have lived in Minnesota for 28 years. Ewa is very active within the American Swedish community. “A Swedish Midsummer Tale,” about a popular Swedish tradition, is another book by Ewa and the illustrator Carina Stahlberg.