A Star Called Ajax
A Star Called AjaxUlf 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!
Chinese (simplified): China Children's Press & Publication Group
German: Carlsen (text only)