Olle Moves House
Olle Moves HouseBerit Åberg, illustrated by Mati Lepp
Mati Lepp and Berit Åberg portray an easily recognizable everyday situation. Olle has mixed feelings about moving to a bigger house and having his own room.
“I’m not moving” says Olle when Mum and Dad tell him they’ve bought a nice big new house.
A house move is a big thing, especially when you like where you live and share your room with a big brother.
With warmth and sensitivity, this story tells of Olle’s first move, of Mum and Dad’s joy in moving and of big brother Leo’s delight in having a room of his own, but mainly it’s about Olle and his doubts and worries about everything new. Discussions about the move, packing up, and living surrounded by boxes till the removal men arrive with a big van.
Mati Lepp’s humorous and detailed drawings give an extra kick to this story about a family in the stages of moving from cramped living conditions to a big house.
Berit Åberg has been a journalist for most of her working life and has written much about children’s literature and other cultural subjects. Olle Moves House is her third children’s book. She presently works as an editor of books for adults.
Mati Lepp is a much awarded illustrator and designer who with graphic precision and great attention to detail captivates and amuses the reader with his warm and sensitive pictures in many well-known children’s books.
Mati Lepp and Berit Åberg first became acquainted thirty years ago while working on a magazine.
Danish/Lindhardt & Ringhof
Chinese (Simp.)/Petrel Publishing