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Book review: Playful trilogy for nybörjarläsare

In the small community where Ceva live there is no sea, no lake and not any of the. It pleased her, because she is afraid of the water; ”we escaped in a boat ac

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Book review: Playful trilogy for nybörjarläsare

In the small community where Ceva live there is no sea, no lake and not any of the. It pleased her, because she is afraid of the water; ”we escaped in a boat across the sea [...] the Boat began to sink. Only two could swim.”

When the class to skate strikes the discomfort with full force, but help comes from an unexpected source in the form of Angry old man, who, like Barbro Lindgren's the namesake in ”Loranga, Masarin and Dartanjang”, initially both the butter and constricted. Ceva and farbrorns meeting on a park bench will be the beginning of an odd friendship, which, like in Fredrik backman's charming novel ”A man called Ove” to make life greater for both of them.

Monica Zaks and illustrator Gunna Grähs other cooperation in Zaks Start reading the trilogy about Ava, Eve and Ceva. There are three humanistic depictions of as many schoolchildren's everyday life by a writer who widened the stories of the Swedish children's literature since his debut in the early 70s.

Zak obtain a lot of inspiration from reality to its extensive production and as well as, for example, ”Alex Dogboy”, about a street kid in Honduras, also has the story of the syrian flyktingbarnet Ceva real anchor. Specifically, in the small town of Kettering in the county of Västmanland, where a dozen pensioners teach newly arrived children and other locals to skate. The group, who call themselves Knytgubbarna, has been praised for its non-profit work and has guided thousands of children, but also adults, to the delight of the ice in the last ten years. Angry old Man gets Cevas personal knytgubbe and suddenly the ice is not as scary anymore.

The first two books in the trilogy.

, which is often accompanied by distinct lines in a seemingly two-dimensional aesthetic that is graphically expressionist, helps to deepen the sinnesstämningarna in Zaks stringent text. Grähs upload the text and embeds it in a soft, playful imagery that bears the same unmistakable temperament that among other of her series ”hejhej”-books.

Start reading the trilogy is pure, which is desirable in the genre, but never inane, and rarely predictable. ”Ava and the dog that got away” is the most conventional in plot and storytelling through pictures, while the ”Conservation of love” absolutely fizzing of life, movement, color and form in his hilarious and insightful portrayal of first love.

the Boyfriend Oskar's declarations of love are severely varied and puts Eve in an emotional roller - coaster ride that Grähs prisoners by varying the protagonist's facial expressions and body language in an intricate design bursting with vitality and at the same time, reminiscent of the Grähs qualities as a cartoonist.

and her dual experiences of a life before and after the exodus is portrayed in the layer on the layer of first-class storytelling through pictures. The girl's memories of the menacing sea is given a cold, blue tint with dull purple hints, while the new everyday life in the country just in time stripped naked in a crisp color palette of pink, yellow and red that signals the security. That Angry old Man, as Ceva initially perceive as nasty because he's not that comfortable out petty-minded viciousness in the centre, scored a rock whose color is reminiscent of the sea is probably no coincidence. In line with Ceva overcomes his fears mixed african, as a mark of something new and freer.

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