Books

Love is Better Than No Love

Author
Lagercrantz, Rose
Illustrator
Eriksson, Eva
Swedish title
Kärlek är bättre än ingen kärlek
Series
Dunne
Category
Children \ Fiction 6-9
Pub Date
Sep 30, 2019
Format
148x210 mm, 128 pages, b/w illustrations

It is spring and Dunne travels to Rome to attend Dad’s wedding. It is thanks to her that Dad and Vera are getting married. At least that’s what she thinks.

But to her dismay, her best friend in the whole world, Ella Frida, is not invited. Dad said no.

It is not meant to be a big event, he says, just a little family party. What will Ella Frida say when she finds out that she has not been invited to her best friend’s father’s wedding? Ella Frida doesn’t know anything yet. She is on an island in the archipelago, in her family cottage.

That’s what happens in the seventh book about Dunne and Ella Frida’s friendship. One of them is on an island in the archipelago. The other one at a wedding in Rome. It gets harder and harder to meet up. Their paths almost never cross.

The stories are about fidelity. And a difficult friendship. But love is better than no love ...

The books in the Dunne series have been extremely well received internationally. They have been translated into many languages and have received numerous awards. The first book, My Happy Life, was named one of The New York Times Most Notable Books in 2013 and was nominated for the Prix Sorcières 2014 as well as the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2012.

This easy-to-read series deals with emotions in a way that children can understand and relate to. Dunne tries to take life as it comes and refuses to stop believing in miracles!

The accessible text is perfectly complemented by the warm and endearing illustrations. Rose Lagercrantz and Eva Eriksson are some of our most beloved children’s book veterans.