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Jockum Nordström Author & Illustrator

Why? Sailor and Pekka/Varför – Därför, Sailor och Pekka

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Why? Sailor and Pekka/Varför – Därför, Sailor och Pekka

Sailor, former seaman, and Pekka, dog, have won a little something in the lottery. What shall they do with the money? Perhaps they can help Mrs. Jackson freshen up her home. She is bound to be pleased if they take her along to the paint shop…

In Jockum Nordström’s praised and beloved children’s books about Sailor, former seaman, and his best friend Pekka the dog, Nordström mixes collages and drawings in stories about everyday adventures elevated by absurdism and curiosity.

Jockum Nordström

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Jockum Nordström is one of Scandinavia’s leading artists, internationally recognised as much for his exhibition work as his children’s books. Principally working in pencil and collage, Nordström has developed a highly individual illustrative style, playful and sometimes melancholy, drawing on influences from folk art, naive art and surrealism, among others. His books for young people…

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