Books

Ester's Longing

Author
Hallberg, Lin
Illustrator
Björnstjerna, Jonna
Swedish title
Ester längtar
Series
The Magic Pet Shop
Category
Children \ Fiction 6-9
Pub Date
Jul 17, 2017
Format
148 x 210mm, 64 pages, color

Every child needs a pet - and that’s something that the sales assistant in the magical pet shop knows. Ester sits and looks out of the window of the basement room her family now lives in. She can see the street outside and it’s new and unfamiliar. How will she ever pluck up the courage to go out without getting lost?
Every day, Leo and his dog "Pal" scamper past on the pavement. One day Ester calls the dog and he jumps through her open window, wagging his tail in delight. "You can also buy a pet", Leo tells Ester when she finally dares to go out with him and his mischievous little dog. Leo describes the way to the magical pet shop, but will the old lady behind the counter manage to find the perfect pet for the girl that doesn’t dare to go out?

A book about longing for an animal, a friend and the courage to move freely.