Astrid the Fly discovers music

Swedish title: Spyflugan Astrid mitt i musiken

Series: Astrid the Fly

Category: Children / Picture Books

Pub date: 02-09-2013

Format: 32 pg, 195x260 mm, Colour

Astrid the Fly discovers music

Maria Jönsson, illustrated by Maria Jönsson

At last. A buzzing new adventure with Astrid.

Cheeky, charming, funny, crazy, imaginative, humorous, irresistible and wonderful, these are just a few of the praises for the picture books about Astrid the Fly.

Astrid may be small but she is very self-confident and to see the world through her many-faceted eyes is fascinating, funny and exciting. When the Concert Hall advertises for flies that can buzz well, who would be better than Astrid and her best friend Stubby.  Once there it´s not so easy to find their way among all the shiny golden tubas, screechy strings, shrill flutes and noisy drums. And think if they can´t find their way home!

In simple and clever text, Maria Jönsson tells the story of her curious and fearless heroine Astrid in four picture books: Astrid the Fly, Astrid the Fly flies high (in 2008 awarded 1st prize by Bookjuryn, the children´s own choice), Astrid the Fly runs away, and Astrid the Flylikes.

“For me, it’s the pictures that bring the story to life,” says Maria. This is obvious as the humorous situations and mix-ups that can happen when a small fly meets the world just hit the nail on the head and the amusing and unusual illustrations contribute in making each book about Astrid something special.  


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