Garmann's Summer

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Eerdmans Young Readers, Mar 18, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 42 pages
21 Reviews
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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Review: Garmann's Summer

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Garmann's summer is coming to a close and he is worried about his first day of school. His aunts come to visit at the end of his summer and Garmann uses this time to ask them what they are afraid of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marcia - Goodreads

This is a very unique picture book. The photo-collage illustrations are a bit jarring, and almost ghastly. But you grow used to them as the story entrances you. Garmann is afraid to start school. This ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Stian Hole is a Norwegian author and illustrator. His picture books include Garmann's Street and Garmann's Summer, which won a BolognaRagazzi Award, a Batchelder Award Honor, and an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. The book also was recently named to the IBBY Honour List for 2010.

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