The Mittens – a Christmas tale

Ylva Karlsson & Katarina Strömgård

Original Title
Vantarna - en julsaga
Published
Urax, Stockholm 2015
Genre
Picture books
Pages
32
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The Mittens – a Christmas tale

Ylva Karlsson & Katarina Strömgård

Henrietta, a child of the Sea People, is swept ashore to take care of the humans. Her memory of swimming and the sea soon fades. Many years later, just before Christmas, she gets on a bus that is going towards the sea. Just by the shore, the beast Kraken has captured a sea child. Henrietta then does something unexpected and very brave.

A thrilling and modern art fairy tale by Ylva Karlsson about loneliness and eventually finding a home, perfect for reading aloud together. Katarina Strömgård’s illustrations reinforces the fairy tale feel and brings the reader along under the surface of the sea.

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