- Original Title
- Hippo, 2019
- Fiction 9-12
- Hippo, Jonna Björnstjerna, Kärleksdrycken, Love Potion
A beautiful vampire in a quirky story – Poppy is back!
Poppy is tired of being in love with someone who doesn’t feel the same way. Instead she is going to get herself a hobby – an evening class in watercolor. What better way to prevent suffering of the soul than ART? Maybe Poppy’s true destiny is to become a misunderstood artist with a beret on askew. It’s at least worth giving a try. But she barely gets started before she discovers the mysterious George in a corner of the art class. Who is this mysterious boy? And why is he so pale? Is it because he’s a… vampire? And in that case, is there anything more ROMANTIC?
Poppy soon realizes that the art class might be the best thing that has ever happened to her… and this whole thing with her never being in love again seems suddenly very distant. But what if he is a real vampire?
The second book about Poppy that takes place in a British school setting. Illustrated by Poppy herself (Jonna Björnstjerna).
Jonna Björnstjerna is a Swedish illustrator and author, currently living in London. She has attended the Comic Art School in Malmö and graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art in 2011.
Jonna was awarded the prize “Bokjuryn” in the category 0-6 years twice, in 2007 and in 2010.