Winner of the BolognaRagazzi Award 2007
Summer is nearly over and Garmann is going to start school. Garmann is dreading it, and he tries to find out if adults dread doing things, too, while he’s seeing if he’s got a loose tooth. Garmann thinks about life and death, the present and the future. «What do you want to be when you grow up?» Aunt Augusta whispers to him. «A sword-swallower,» Garmann answers.
This is an unusual and nice story in words and pictures by Stian Hole.
‘Fantastic illustrations and a warm story about approaching a change in life.’
‘Let it be said straight away: this is a lovely book! It feels good to hold it, it is beautiful to look at, and the story touches your heart.’
In 2009 Garmann’s Summer has received the Mildred L. Batchelder Award, announced by the Amercian Library Association.
Garmann’s Summer also won the French Prix Sorciere for best album of the year 2008.