Wednesday, July 11, 2012
MY HAPPY LIFE
Publication - 3 August 2012
A sweet, funny illustrated chapter book about a young girl with a lot of optimism—even if sometimes life makes it hard to be happy.
Dani is probably the happiest person she knows.She’s happy because she’s going to start school. Dani has been waiting to go to school her whole life.
Then things get even better—she meets Ella Frida by the swings. After that, Dani and Ella Frida do everything together. They stick together through wet and dry, sun and rain, thick and thin.
But then something happens that Dani isn’t prepared for…
· A short, early chapter book with line drawings on every page
· Illustrations by Eva Eriksson (Max’s Wagon, All the Dear Little Animals, Gecko Press)
· Real-world setting and themes: domestic life; school; friendships; family; optimism
Rose Lagercrantz is a popular Swedish author of books for children as well as for adults. Her first book was published in 1973. She has received many of the top Swedish literary awards, including the August Prize and the Astrid Lindgren Prize.
Eva Eriksson is one of Sweden’s best-loved illustrators of picture books.
She has received the Astrid Lindgren prize and the prestigious August award.
136 pages 210 x 148mm
Paperback with flaps RRP $19.99ISBN 978-1-877467-80-6
Translated from Swedish by Julia Marshall
The German edition is nominated for the German Youth Literature Prize (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis) 2012, alongside A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and My Name is Mina by David Almond – awarded in October at Frankfurt Book Fair