The Forgotten Garden Party

The Forgotten Garden Party

Cecilia Heikkilä

Original Title
Den försvunna trädgårdsfesten
Published
Skissernas museum, 2019
Genre
Picture books
Pages
32
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The Forgotten Garden Party

Cecilia Heikkilä

For the great garden party of 1923, artist Isaac Grünewald painted vibrant, imaginative fairytale
animals that covered the fl oor and walls, some 8 meters tall. But after the party they were all
rolled up and placed in an archive. The Forgotten Garden Party is an adventurous story that begins
when the Ant Dog wakes up in that dusty archive after a very long sleep. Realizing that they have
overslept, he tries to wake the other painted animals, but after sleeping for one hundred years,
forgotten by everyone, they have faded and don’t even remember who they are. The Ant Dog sets
out on a lonely journey to save his friends and recreate the festive garden party.

This is a story about what happens to lost and forgotten art, about a Sloth trapped in a painting and
about how to bring color back into your life.

Isaac Grünewald (born 1889) is one of the most beloved artists in Sweden. His paintings for the
charity event in 1923 lay forgotten until his two sons found them in a secret archive under the floor of his studio.

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