Tasse Land

Tasse Land

Ebba Berg & Alexander Jansson

Original Title
Tassemarker
Published
Natur & Kultur, Stockholm, September 2019
Genre
Picture books
Pages
32
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Tasse Land

Ebba Berg & Alexander Jansson

In the picture book Tasse Land, we meet a small person and a big person. The small one is dressed in red. The big one is gone, vanished into the wild, in the wasteland of Tasse Land. The small one searches so much that it almost loses itself.

Tasse Land can be deep in the jungle, far out on the plains, in the deepest darkness, in the deserted outbacks or at the ultimate edge. Back in the days, people used other words when they didn’t dare to mention something that frightened them, to avoid summoning it. Something that was present, both close and far away, in the desolate country. So Tasse Land symbolically represents the unknown landscape that a person, someone crucial in one’s life, can get lost inside and disappear altogether. Someone who might return and be found, but not without a search, in hope and fear.

With intuitive, flowing images, this picture book depicts the journey towards loneliness and back.

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