The Story of Bodri

Hédi Fried & Stina Wirsén

Original Title
Historien om Bodri
Published
Natur & Kultur, 2019
Genre
Picture books
Pages
32
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The Story of Bodri

Hédi Fried & Stina Wirsén

Hanna loves her dog Bodri and her best friend Marika. She loves Marika’s dog Bandi too. Together, they climb, run and play in the small town where they live. One day, they hear about an evil man who has a lot of power, he decides everything in his country and has
begun deciding in other countries too. His name is Adolf Hitler.
My mom says – he will not come here.
My dad says – we haven’t done anything wrong, we don’t need to be afraid.
Hanna’s parents want to reassure her and her sister, but Marika sees. She sees that mom and dad are worried.
A story about a friendship that survived the Holocaust – to be read by adults and children together.

Hédi Fried (b. 1924) is an author and psychologist. She is deeply committed to working for democratic values and against racism. She was born in the town of Sighet, in Romania, and came to Sweden after the liberation of the concentration camp in Auschwitz. Her bestselling autobiography The Road to Auschwitz: Fragments of a Life was published in English and Swedish in the 1990s.

Stina Wirsén is one of Sweden’s most beloved illustrators and children’s book authors. Her books are translated into more than 15 languages and she has been awarded numerous awards, including the Elsa Beskow plaque, the Stockholm City Culture Prize and the Heffaklumpen. Her unique imagery transpires elegance and simplicity. The precise lines move freely between genres creating intriguing
pictures for children and adults alike.

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