A Star Called Ajax

Swedish title: En stjärna vid namn Ajax

Category: Children / Picture Books

Pub date: 25-07-2007

Format: 48 pages, colour, 148 x 210 mm

A Star Called Ajax

Ulf Stark, illustrated by Stina Wirsén

This story is sad yet beautiful, and packed with the joy of life at the same time. When the inevitable happens it cuts to the heart, but the reader is left not with a lump in the throat, but with hope.

Ajax the dog and Johan are friends. Friends give each other pieces of sausage. They chase butterflies and flies. And if one of them goes away, the other can travel through space to find him again. That’s what it’s like to have a friend.

In the way that is so typical of Ulf Stark, fantasy and reality are interwoven to form a tale of life, death, and eternal friendship. Ulf is a master at mirroring the joy of life in sorrow, and Stina is unsurpassable in her ability to combine major drama with small, entertaining detail. The illustrations reflect and complement the text perfectly!

Rights sold

Bulgarian: Amita
Chinese (simplified): China Children's Press & Publication Group
German: Carlsen (text only)
Italian: Iperborea

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