All old people have once been children. You can get dizzy just thinking about it. And almost all children will one day become old men or old ladies. In this book the reader meets real old men, like Jon who almost died when he was eleven years old, or Lasse who sometimes is Lisa, Pär who is carrying lots of tears inside, Srecko who played circus when he was young and still dreams of circuses at night, and Dick who likes to smell everything.
Teresa Glad has interviewed old men about their lives and what has shaped them into who they are. Through text and images, these tender stories tell us about life and death, growing up, fears, love, and a male role that is many times too constricted. It is beautiful and sad, funny and at times a bit unpleasant, like life is for both children and adults. This is a book for all ages – an adult book for children, a children’s book for adults – about the choices we make and other things that just happen.
“Identification and comfort for those who need to understand that masculinity can – and must – be more than an ill-fitting jumper.” Emma Holm, DN
“Incredible book by Teresa Glad” @annika.lundeberg
“Full of tenderness, melancholy and humour, for young uncles and old children alike.” Kristianstadsbladet
- Nominated - Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2023 "In Farbröder, Teresa Glad has used a realistic drawing style and subdued colours that are reflective of the dreamlike and elusive nature of attempts to understand life. The content of the book transcends all genres and all strict age divisions. It can be read with great interest by thinkers, and others, of all ages.(...)" Read the full praise here: https://www.norden.org/en/nominerade/teresa-glad 100 Outstanding Picturebooks 2023 showcase in Bologna 2023