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The Shark Child/Hajbarnet

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The Shark Child/Hajbarnet

This is the story of a a curious little shark and a worried shark mummy. They live far off in a distant sea. Yet it is not a large sea – in fact, you can see from one side to the other. Unless of course you’re a field mouse. Their eyes are so small that they can barely see from one side of a puddle to the other!

The shark child thinks everything is fun, wanting to play, explore and swim off. How is he to discover the world without Mummy Shark being worried all the time?

With funny, colourful illustrations and a clever text, Barbro Lindgren and Charlotte Ramel have created a book about curiosity, fear and bravery. This is a story about breaking free and letting go – for how else can you grow up?

Illustrated by Charlotte Ramel

Barbro Lindgren


Barbro Lindgren is one of Sweden’s most important, deeply-loved and prolific writers. Her output of over a hundred titles for differing age groups includes picture books, poetry, plays, absurdist stories, and more realistic fiction for young adults. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages and to date she is the only Swedish…

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