The Angry Old Lady on our Block

Swedish title: Arga tanten

Category: Children / Picture Books

Pub date: 02-09-2020

Format: 195 x 260 mm, 48 pages, colour

The Angry Old Lady on our Block

Simon Jannerland, illustrated by Simon Jannerland

Playmates Debbie and Karl-Johan have decided to set their friend Gunnar free, as he’s not allowed to come out to play before he has tidied his room. But how on earth are they going to get Gunnar out through the window on the first floor of the family’s big house? And how will they manage to avoid the family’s enormous dog that wanders around the garden as well? They need a clever plan for it all to work. This plan involves first of all stealing a tiny little bit of sausage through an open kitchen window. But not just any kitchen window, this window just happens to belong to the ANGRY OLD LADY – the woman who terrorises the whole block! The Angry Old Lady is a completely mad – but at times also sensitive and warm – story with improbable elements like leaf-sweeping, freshly hung sausage, axes and false teeth. A complex work with music and melody to it – perfect for reading aloud and even for children who consider themselves a bit too “big” for picture books.

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