Garmann's Summer

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Eerdmans Young Readers, Mar 18, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 42 pages
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This unique, award-winning picture book delves into the mind of a young boy who is afraid of starting school. Summer is nearly over. The old aunts have come to visit, and autumn is in the air. Everything is ready for Garmann's first day of school, but he is still nervous. And he can't believe that he hasn't lost a single tooth yet, despite his best efforts! Stian Hole has created a memorable and endearing character in Garmann, whose musings about fear and courage, life and death, beginnings and endings, help him understand that everyone is scared of something. Published in ten languages, Garmann's Summer was the recipient of the 2007 BolognaRagazzi Award, one of the most prestigious international prizes for excellence in children's book publishing, awarded each year in conjunction with the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

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User Review  - Erika.D - LibraryThing

wow! This was a great book! I was so surprised and did not think I would love it but did. The illustrations are very unique and remind me of the imagination of a six year old boy. Readers will love ... Read full review

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User Review  - katherine.fuller - LibraryThing

Review: This book is about a boy named Garmann who is 6 years old. It is the end of summer and his three aunts come to visit him. Garmann has quite a few fears, but his biggest fear is starting ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Stian Hole is a Norwegian author and illustrator whose Garmann books have garnered considerable acclaim in North America. His Garmann's Summer won a BolognaRagazzi Award, a Batchelder Award Honor, and an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, and it made the IBBY Honour List for 2010.

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