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Garmann's Summer (08 Edition)by Stian Hole
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As the summer ends, six-year-old Garmann's three ancient aunts visit and they all talk about the things that scare them, in an award-winning story that ponders fear and courage, life and death, beginnings and endings.
How do you feel about starting school? Auntie Borghild asks. Do you have butterflies in your tummy? I'm scared, Garmann answers, wondering how butterflies get into your stomach. Garmann's summer is nearly over. The old aunts have come to visit, and autumn is in the air. Everything is ready f or Garmann's first day of school, but still he is nervous. And he can't b elieve he hasn't lost a single tooth yet, despite his best efforts An endearing and memorable central character, Garmann ponders fear and courage, life and death, beginnings and endings. And in the process he learns in touching ways that everyone is scared of something. This unique story, with its fascinating and imaginative illustrations, won the 2007 Bologna Ragazzi Award, one of the most important international prizes for excellence in children's book publishing, which is awarded each year in conjunction wi th the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
This unique, award-winning picture book delves into the mind of a young boy who is afraid of starting school.
Summer is nearly over. The old aunts have come to visit, and autumn is in the air. Everything is ready for Garmann's first day of school, but he is still nervous. And he can't believe that he hasn't lost a single tooth yet, despite his best efforts
Stian Hole has created a memorable and endearing character in Garmann, whose musings about fear and courage, life and death, beginnings and endings, help him understand that everyone is scared of something.
Published in ten languages, Garmann's Summer was the recipient of the 2007 BolognaRagazzi Award, one of the most prestigious international prizes for excellence in children's book publishing, awarded each year in conjunction with the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
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