Help! I Have to Find Mia
Help! I Have to Find MiaJo Salmson, illustrated by Veronica Isaksson
Some relatives from Chile are coming to visit. Mia, who is supposed to be “the same age” as the protagonist, turns out to be several years younger. Plus, she only speaks Spanish. What are they supposed to do together?
Finally, some friends from school join in and they end up going to the shopping centre where their music teacher is shooting a music video. But so much happens at the shoot that they lose track of time – and suddenly they realise that Mia has disappeared! What are they going to do now? And Mia doesn’t even have a cell phone on her…
The Help! series has become hugely popular, building on creating situations that children can easily identify with. Friends and school are very important topics in these easy-to-read stories and things often happen in ways that cause a dilemma. With few words that leave a lot of room for illustrations, Jo Salmson leads the reader through the mild peril of an everyday drama.