Everyone could use a cantankerous little witch!
Author: Sanna Mander
Swedish original: Min lilla häxa
Publisher: Schildts & Söderströms, 2021
Genre: illustrated children’s fiction
Number of pages: 40 pp.
Reading material: Swedish original, Finnish translation; English translation
Rights sold: Estonia, Ühinenud Ajakirjad
Harri is eight years old and spends alternating weeks with his mother and father.
Harri is basically a nice, responsible boy, but there’s one thing that causes him trouble at times. You see, Harri’s best friend is his very own little witch, Axe Rexona, who has the urge now and then to act up.
Axe is really fun and can conjure up all sorts of things with a matchstick wand. But when boredom strikes, the teeny-tiny witch goads Harri into doing naughty things. Harri doesn’t want to be naughty, and the conflict can put him in ticklish spots. Suddenly Harri’s trousers itch terribly, the lentil stew tastes like disgusting raisin soup, and Dad’s new girlfriend turns out to be an alien in disguise. Sometimes things get even wilder and Harri gets the blame.
When that happens, it’s hard to make excuses about a teeny-tiny witch no one else can see.
Feelings flurry and the energy never lets up in this children’s book written and delightfully illustrated by Sanna Mander.
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