My Window to Space

Oskar Kroon, Josefin Sundqvist

Original Title
Mitt fönster mot rymden
Published
Brombergs Bokförlag, 2018
Genre
Fiction 6-9
Pages
100
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My Window to Space

Oskar Kroon, Josefin Sundqvist

My Window to Space is an emotionally charged portrayal of a child’s fear of losing a parent. But it is also a straightforward everyday depiction of empty pizza boxes stacking up, glowing stars in the ceiling that start to come loose, anthills and barbecue nights in the backyard.

It begins with Gurkan’s dad coughing non-stop. Gurkan and dad who do everything together: walk to school through the woods, watch the swifts against the summer sky, read before bedtime. Dad cooks dinner, does the laundry, keeps track of time. Mom works all the time, on her big THESIS on space and black holes.

But then it’s like a black hole is threatening to devour Gurkan. Because where do you go when your dad almost coughs himself to death? And your mom can’t say goodnight the right way? And your best friend in class gets an ear infection just when the ants finally wake up for spring?

My Window to Space is Oscar Kroon’s first book. The book is sensitively illustrated by award-winning Josefin Sundqvist.

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