See you Whenever
See you WheneverRose Lagercrantz, illustrated by Eva Eriksson
In this fifth title in the series, Dunne’s father finally comes home from the hospital where he was treated after a car accident. The school term has just begun and the class embarks on an excursion to Skansen, the big open-air museum and zoo. “Stick to the group so you won’t get lost! ” the teacher advices. But Dunne gets distracted and gets lost anyway.
While walking around looking for her class, she encounters another class, one that seems very rowdy. She suddenly recognizes someone in the noisy crowd: her best friend Ella Frida, who has just moved school! The chance encounter makes them both incredibly happy. They manage to set off unnoticed and can finally play together again! But it will not end quite as they had expected, and at home Dunne’s dad has a rather unexpected announcement to make: Dunne’s peaceful family is soon going to expand …
The books in the Dunne series have been extremely well received internationally. They have been translated into twenty languages and have received numerous awards. The first book, My Happy Life, was named one of The New York Times Most Notable Books in 2013 and was nominated for the Prix Sorcières 2014 as well as the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2012. This easy-to-read series deals with emotions in a way that children can understand and relate to. The accessible text is perfectly complemented by the warm and endearing illustrations.
Rose Lagercrantz has written about forty books since her debut in 1973. Her books have been awarded with the Astrid Lindgren Prize, The August Prize, Heffaklumpen and The Nils Holgersson plaque. Her books about Dunne have been translated into twenty languages so far.
Eva Eriksson is one of the best-loved illustrators in Sweden, whose awards include the Astrid Lindgren prize and the August award. Eva Eriksson has illustrated children’s books for over 30 years, and she has also made her own children’s books and animated film.
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