Humlan Hansson’s Secrets

Humlan Hansson’s Secrets

Kristina Sigunsdotter & Ester Eriksson

Original Title
Humlan Hanssons hemligheter
Published
Natur & Kultur, 2020
Genre
Board books
Pages
160
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Humlan Hansson’s Secrets

Kristina Sigunsdotter & Ester Eriksson

Secrets I’ve only told Nour:
– I’ve shoplifted a pack of tampons at the grocery store (although I haven’t even gotten my period yet).
– I was the one who graffitied that rock behind school (I wrote the name of a rock band I don’t
even like so no one would suspect me).
– Sometimes I’m scared my mom and dad are going to die.

Humlan is going to become an artist just like aunt Fanny who loves cheese and art and always speaks her mind. Not like Humlan’s mom who is dieting and sighs at everything. But now aunt Fanny has lost her spark of joy and stopped creating. At the same time, Humlan’s best friend has ditched her for the Horse girls at school. Sometimes it feels like Humlan turns into an aquarium of tears. Then she locks herself in the restroom at school and drains herself. She is actually pretty good at crying. Maybe she is going to become both a famous artist and a movie star when she grows up?

With dark humor and great seriousness, Kristina Sigunsdotter and Ester Eriksson portray just an ordinary extraordinary eleven-year-old who is trying to find her place in a world full of frightening
sixth graders, confused adults and sleepless nights.

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