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Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows

Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows

Translation of: Lycklig den som Dunne f ar.

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ISBN 9781776572250
Barcode 9781776572250
Published 1 January 2019 by Gecko Press
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Lagercrantz, Rose
Illustrated by Eriksson, Eva
Series My Happy Life
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ISBN-13 9781776572250
ISBN-10 1776572254
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Publication Date 1 January 2019
International Publication Date 5 March 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lagercrantz, Rose
Illustrated by Eriksson, Eva
Series My Happy Life
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
English Language Readers
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 196
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 5-9 years
Reading Age 6-8 years
Library of Congress Friendship, Birthdays, Best friends, Friendship in children, Grandparent and child
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 958872

Description of this Book

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed and beloved chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life. What do you do if your best friend lives in another city and the adults can't keep their promises about when you'll see her? You have to sort it out for yourself! Dani's father is away and Dani is staying with her grandparents. When she is invited to Ella's party, she thinks of the world's best gift for the world's best friend: she, Dani, will be the present! Her grandmother agrees--if she's brave enough to take the train alone. So Dani sets out on a journey all by herself.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review In the sixth installment of this Swedish chapter book series, Dani takes a train trip by herself. It doesn't go as planned. Dani is spending winter break at her grandparents' house because her father, Gianni, has become sad again and has decided to go to Rome (where he is from) without her to 'think about his life.' A gloomy Dani is trying to decide what to do on break when she comes up with a brilliant idea--her best friend Ella's birthday is near, and she, Dani, will surprise visit her! But Ella lives in Northbrook, and Dani does not. Not a problem for positive-thinking Dani. She simply instructs her grandmother to drive her. But her grandmother says she is having her bridge friends' dinner, and besides, the car is being serviced. Seeing Dani's disappointment, she asks if Dani is brave enough to take the train on her own. Dani is hesitant but decides that for Ella, she will do it--and she does, but things go awry. Writing with exceptional insight and humor, author Lagercrantz develops Dani's emotional maturity in this story, giving her a growing awareness of both life's complexity and adult fallibility, all the while maintaining Dani's bone-deep optimism. Illustrator Eriksson's lively black-and-white drawings add lovely empathy and show everyone's skin as the white of the paper. Nearly the best one yet, and that's saying something. --starred, Kirkus Reviews --Journal

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Author's Bio

Rose Lagercrantz is a popular Swedish author of books for children as well as for adults. She has received many literary awards, including the August Prize and the Astrid Lindgren Prize. Eva Eriksson is one of the world's great illustrators. She is consistently nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen and other international awards.

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