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When Dad Showed Me the Universe

By Ulf Stark
Illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Sometimes the most important things are right under your nose...

Tonight Dad wants to show his son something very special: the universe. Of course, they can’t possibly embark on such a daring adventure unprepared, so they wrap up warm, gather and provisions, and then off they go. It’s a long walk, but eventually they get there. Along the way, they learn that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination, and sometimes the biggest lessons happen when you least expect them.

  • A modern Swedish classic now available in English
  • A hilarious ending that teaches the dad to get his head out of the clouds—sometimes the most important things are right under your nose!
  • A great book for sons, fathers, and grandfathers, with a strong narrative and soft, classic illustrations

About the author

Ulf Stark was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1944. He has written around thirty books for children and young adults, translated into more than twenty languages. He has won many prizes in Sweden and internationally, including the German Youth Literature Prize and the Astrid Lindgren Prize, and he was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018.

About the illustrator

Eva Eriksson is one of Sweden’s best-loved illustrators of picture books. She has received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the prestigious August Prize. She is the illustrator of a number of Gecko Press books, including My Happy Life, Watch Out for the Crocodile, and The Best Singer in the World.

ISBN: 9781927271827
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Dimensions: 205 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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