What Did You Dream?

Solja Krapu-Kallio & Sara Gimbergsson

Original Title
Vad drömde du om?
Published
Mirando Bok, Stockholm 2015
Genre
Picture books
Pages
44
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What Did You Dream?

Solja Krapu-Kallio & Sara Gimbergsson

“What did you dream about?” asks Li’s mother and begins to gently comb out the girl’s tangled hair. They sit close to each other on the bed. Li is newly awake and disheveled, it’s soon time to get ready for school. But first she tells her mother about the strange, breathtaking, sometimes frightening dream she had. She tells her about a butterfly net, a monster, labyrinthic paths, a flashing lighthouse … and how she’s been looking everywhere for her friend Lotta.

The two-time Swedish Poetry Slam champion Solja Krapu-Kallio’s language is melodic and crispy, sometimes in rhyme and with its own invented words and expressions. Sara Gimbergsson’s detail-rich artwork is done in watercolor, gouache and collage technique. A dream landscape literally opens up to the reader thanks to a spread with fold-out pages.

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Press voices

“The dream's upside down world, skillfully portrayed in the artwork, reminds of artists such as Braque and Magritte.” Svenska Dagbladet

"What Did You Dream? is a story of closeness and friendship reflected in the dream, something that is caught both sensitively and beautifully in the brilliant interplay between text and image." BTJ