“Can You Whistle, Johanna? is possibly my favourite book of all time. Ulf Stark is a truly great writer. He makes me laugh, cry, think deeply and think again—often in just one sentence.”

Julia Marshall, Publisher

Can You Whistle, Johanna?


Can You Whistle, Johanna? is a funny, sensitive illustrated chapter book about two boys searching for a grandfather and friendship across generations.

It is an international award-winner and a classic in many countries.

Translated by Julia Marshall



  • Description

    Why doesn’t Berra have a grandfather? And how can he get one?

    There are plenty of old men at the retirement home, the narrator suggests.

    They go there together to find one—ideally one who eats pig’s trotters, invites you to tea and can teach you to whistle.

    Can You Whistle, Johanna? is an international award-winner and classic in many countries by one of the world’s great writers, Ulf Stark and brilliantly illustrated by Anna Höglund.


  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Sweden
    Reader Age 8-12 year
    Book Size

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