Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows

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Dani is in second year in school (in Sweden), and so much has changed in her life. Her mother had died a few years earlier, her best friend had moved away, and Dad’s nice girlfriend had stopped coming around. Now school is closed for a week and Dad sends Dani to stay with Grandma and Grandpa while Dad goes to Rome. Dani realizes it is her best friend Ella’s birthday, and she wants to go see her, but Ella lives a long way away. Grandma’s bridge club is coming over and Grandpa’s car is in the shop so they can’t take her and decide to let Dani take the train by herself to see her friend. All does not go well.

If you want to read a story that is filled with irresponsible adults putting a young child in an incredibly dangerous position, this is the book for you. While this might be acceptable behavior in Sweden, it sure would not be acceptable in the United States. It probably shouldn’t be acceptable anywhere in this day and age. The writing is good, the illustrations are perfectly enchanting and the best thing in the book, but the message is frightening.

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Author Rose Lagercrantz • Eva Eriksson, Illustrator
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 196 pages
Publisher Gecko Press
Publish Date 2019-Mar-01
ISBN 9781776572250
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Issue March 2019
Category Tweens


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