The beauty and magic of these books is that, while they are full of sweetness, they embrace reality.
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
Dani is on a school trip to the zoo, and the teacher tells the children how to stay safe and not get lost. But Dani gets separated from the others.
Suddenly another class is rushing up the path—and at the back of the noisy crowd is someone she recognizes: Ella! The good friends are so happy to be together again and Ella wants to play.
What should Dani do? Follow her best friend in the whole world or do as the teacher said? The first, of course!
The fifth in the My Happy Life series
Country of Origin Sweden Reader Age 5-7 year, 6-8 year Book Size N/A 21 × 14.8 cm ISBN SeeYouWhenISeeYou 9781776571307
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Booklist (US) –
Providing a synopsis of this book doesn’t convey the pleasure of reading … Each action, comment, facial expression, character flaw, or emotion is simple on its own, but it becomes part of an emotionally nuanced, richly interconnected narrative.
Starred review, Kirkus (US) –
A story about making life whole—that’s also really funny.
Lancashire Evening Post –
Original, gentle, fun and brimming with hopes and fears recognisable to young children, these are ideal stories for children just starting school or those who just need a welcome dose of optimism!
The Bookbag (UK) –
Brilliantly done for emerging readers, this is both funny and moving, with some wonderful illustrations.
The Source –
Who would have thought that the delightful story My Happy Life (2012) would one day become a five volume epic? Yet, here it is, with See You When I See You displaying all the gentle humour and truth about human emotions shown by its four predecessors.
Big Little Books –
Neither trite nor heavy-handed, the serious business of growing up is balanced by a sense of wonder and flourishes of twinkling humour. This series will most likely appeal to 5-7 year-olds as a read-together or an independent read for 7-9. We’ve eagerly anticipated and loved every book.