The standalone sequel to the acclaimed illustrated chapter book, My Happy Life.
Dani’s been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But when some girls in Dani’s class start being cruel to her, it starts a chain of rather unhappy events… It would all be okay if only Ella would move back.
Rose Lagercrantz is a popular Swedish author of books for children as well as for adults. Her first book was published in 1973. She has received many of the top Swedish literary awards, including the August Prize and the Astrid Lindgren Prize.
Eva Eriksson is one of Sweden’s best-loved illustrators of picture books. She has received the Astrid Lindgren prize and the prestigious August award.
Eriksson’s plentiful black-and-white line drawings expressively show joy and distress and perfectly complement the story. Lagercrantz has the ability to develop her characters fully, while keeping the story approachable for young readers just wanting to tackle chapter books.
School Library Journal
Praise for My Happy Life series: If only all early chapter books were this beautifully conceived.
The New York Times
Praise for My Happy Life series: Working beautifully with the text and usually given more space on the page, these sensitive ink drawings feature clean lines that express emotions through every character’s stance, gesture, and expression. A quietly compelling book for young readers.