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Gunilla Bergström Author & Illustrator

Alfie and The Soldier Daddy/Alfons och soldatpappan

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Alfie and The Soldier Daddy/Alfons och soldatpappan

Alfie is six years old. His new friend is called Hamdi and is super good at soccer. Hamdi has a wonderful father. He practices soccer with the kids in the neighbourhood and has even built them a real goal. Hamdi’s father used to be a soldier. In a real war, in his former country. Alfie and Hamdi often play war and so they see war everywhere, all the time. In computer games, in movies, and on TV. But what is real war really like?

Hamdi’s father doesn’t want to talk about the war, it’s too terrible. But one day he reveals something.

With Alfie and The Soldier Daddy, Gunilla Bergström writes a book for children about a profound and difficult subject.

Gunilla Bergström

Author Illustrator

Gunilla Bergström (1942 – 2021) was the beloved creator of Alfie Atkins, one of the most popular and timeless picture book characters in Swedish history. Alfie Atkins is no hero; in fact, some would even call him a bit of a coward. However, Alfie’s cowardice might be exactly why he has such a strong appeal…

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