At Mimmi’s house the mood is almost always high, although there’s often no money or food in the fridge. Mom’s boyfriend Broman is nice, but he has difficulties keeping a regular job, and is often called in for interrogation when something illegal has happened around town. Mimmi’s mom says the police are just waiting for something to bust him for. When Mimmi and her best friend Henry find an old antique crown in one of Broman’s cars, they understand that they have to hide it to keep Broman out of trouble. But the crown seems to have a will of its own, and soon strange things start to happen.
Magic realism meets social issues in this intriguing “country noir” tale for 7-10 year olds. With illustrations by Sofia Falkenhem.
Annalena Hedman lives in Umeå, Sweden, and combines writing with being a school librarian. She has previously written six books.