The Sparvel Series

The Sparvel Series

Barbro Lindgren

Original Title
Lilla Sparvel, Bara Sparvel, Stora Sparvel
Published
Karneval förlag, 2011
Genre
Fiction 6-9
Pages
149
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The Sparvel Series

Barbro Lindgren

The three books Little Sparvel, Big Sparvel and Just Sparvel tell the story about Sparvel and how she felt and what she thought when she was five to eight years old. When the books were first published they came with a warning – ”to be read in the company of an adult”. By adopting the perspective of the little girl, Barbro Lindgren manages to depict life just as naked as it is.

 

Big Sparvel                                            Just Sparvel

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Press voices
”The books about Sparvel belong to the truly great coming of age novels in Swedish literature.”
SDS
”Barbro Lindgren manages to bring to life all the fear, worry, happiness, terror, excitement, all the unfathomable and incomprehensible things in life, and depict them with immediacy and freshness.”
DN