Stella and The Secret

Swedish title: Stella och hemligheten

Category: Children / Fiction 6-9

Pub date: 04-06-2019

Stella and The Secret

Madeleine Bernadotte, Karini Gustafson-Teixeira , illustrated by Stina Lövkvist

Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden makes her debut as children’s books author, as part of her involvement with the World Childhood Foundation.

To stand up for yourself or for someone else isn’t always easy. How do you find the courage to speak up if something doesn’t feel right? When 9-year-old Stella and her dad move to Sweden, everything feels new and strange: the language, the school. It takes some time to get used to everything and even more time to pluck up the cour-age to get new friends. Especially when Stella’s mom is still living in the US.

One day Stella’s new friend Elena tells her a terrible secret. And Stella promises not to tell a soul. But Elena’s secret is heavy and aching inside Stella. What should she do? How do you help a friend in need?

Stella and the Secret is an everyday story to read together, but also a book with an important topic to speak about. At the end of the book there are facts and advice on how to talk about tricky questions related to integrity, trust and self-confidence.

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Finnish/Otava