Books

When Johan Wakes Up One Morning, Hes Strong

Author
Lidbeck, Petter
Illustrator
Adbåge, Lisen
Swedish title
När Johan vaknar en morgon är han stark
Category
Children \ Fiction 6-9
Pub Date
Oct 15, 2009
Format
48 pages, colour

One day when Johan wakes up, he’s strong. But when he wakes up the next morning, he isn’t strong any more, just fantastically rich. The following morning Johan is neither strong nor rich any more, just really really clever. And the following day when he wakes up, he isn’t strong, or rich, or any cleverer than anybody else. Just incredibly famous.

This is the story of Johan, Allan the fighter, Chabril who gets picked on, and about the school and its head teacher. But it’s mostly about what you have to do to be able to change something that’s wrong.

With an eye for contemporary relevance and the shortcomings of school, Petter Lidbeck tells a striking and very funny story. The book is illustrated in colour by Lisen Adbåge; her feel for amusing details, form and colour makes her unique.