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The Tale of the Tiny Man cover

The Tale of the Tiny Man

A classic picture book from Sweden with a very happy ending about feeling lonely and finding friends. It is possible, after all, to have more than one friend!

There was once a tiny man. One day, at the first sign of Spring, he decided to pin a note to a tree that said FRIEND WANTED. Then he sat down on the step to wait.

After ten days, he woke to find a cold nose in his hand. Beside him was a big dog with a beautiful curve in its tail. The tiny man had made a friend at last.

They play and walk and laugh every day. But then the girl in the polka dot dress comes to the step. The little man watches as the dog put his soft muzzle into the girl’s hand and worries that he has lost his only friend.

A touching picture book that explores learning how to make and share friends, feelings of being left out and discovering group dynamics. Packed full of emotion, this hardback picture book also teaches young children about self-esteem and empathy. A perfect story to read aloud with preschoolers or for young children just starting out at reading by themself.

A much-loved classic children’s story in Sweden, this celebratory edition features new illustrations from Eva Eriksson, illustrator of the My Happy Life series. It has also been made into a successful theatre show.

Barbro Lindgren is a pioneering children’s author from Sweden. She has won many international awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Eva Eriksson is one of the best-loved illustrators in Sweden, whose awards include the Astrid Lindgren prize and the August award.

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Translated by Julia Marshall

Ebook available wherever you buy your ebooks

All's Happy that Ends Happy

All’s Happy that Ends Happy

All’s Happy that Ends Happy is the final book in the acclaimed and beloved chapter book series My Happy Life that celebrates Dani’s special ability to be happy and make others happy too.

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

Where Dani Goes, happy Follows. my happy Life Series by Gecko Press

Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life.

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Read the first chapter here.

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

My Happy Life Gecko Press illustrated chapter books

My Happy Life

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.

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an audiobook and an ebook wherever you buy your audiobooks and ebooks

See You When I See You Lagercrantz Eriksson Gecko Press

See You When I See You

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed and beloved chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life. Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

Life according to Dani book, Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson, Chapter books for kids

Life According to Dani

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed and beloved chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

When I am Happiest book, Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson, Chapter books for kids

When I Am Happiest

A warm and heartfelt chapter book about Dani’s love for her dad and her friendship with Ella. It’s a story about sorrow and joy—and how life really is.

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an audiobook and an ebook wherever you buy your audiobooks and ebooks

My heart is laughing book, Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson, Chapter book for kids

My Heart is Laughing

The standalone sequel to the acclaimed illustrated chapter book, My Happy Life (a New York Times Notable Children’s Book).

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an audiobook and an ebook wherever you buy your audiobooks and ebooks

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Ebooks & audiobooks

Gecko Press ebooks are distributed by Lerner Publishing Group and available from all major ebook retailers, including: Amazon US Amazon UK Apple iBooks Google Play And often your local library! We also have audiobooks available for selected books, with more becoming available soon. See our current audiobook selection here.

Shona’s great read-alouds gift guide

It’s the perfect time of year to create magical memories of reading aloud together. Today we’re sharing our gift guide featuring some books that we think make great read-alouds. Click on the covers to go straight to our online shop: or of course, visit your local bookshop. When you order you can add a note… Read more »