Gösta and Mona
Gösta and MonaMartin Widmark, Mia André
What was it like to grow up before there were any screens? When your parents or grandparents grew up? This book depicts an exciting time when children were often left to look after themselves, playing in yards and odd spaces, bicycling without helmets – and you had to look out for the older kids and be smarter than them.
Gösta is just about to test his new red sledge when someone else’s sledge comes rushing against him. It is Mona’s, testing her sharpened skids. When they are done bickering, they take turns on their sledge all day, becoming real friends. And we get to come along during an eventful year when they leave preschool and enter first grade.