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All the Dear Little Animals

By Ulf Nilsson
Illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Three children decide someone must bury all the world’s poor dead animals.

‘The whole world is full of dead things,’ said Esther. ‘In every bush there is a bird, a butterfly, a mouse. Someone must be kind and look after them. Someone must make a sacrifice and see that all these things are buried.’ ‘Who must?’ I asked. ‘We must,’ she said. Esther was very brave. I was little and scared. One summer’s day we started a business called Funerals Ltd., to help all the poor dead animals in the world. Esther did the digging, I wrote the poems, and Esther’s little brother, Puttie, cried.

  • Eva Eriksson is one of Sweden’s best loved illustrators
  • Gently funny, non-sentimental story about death in play context, from a child’s perspective

About the author

Ulf Nilsson is a celebrated children’s writer in Sweden and a winner of the August Award and the American Batchelder Award.

About the illustrator

Eva Eriksson is one of the best-loved illustrators in Sweden, whose awards include the Astrid Lindgren prize and the August Award.

ISBN: 9780958259897
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2007
Dimensions: 210 x 210mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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