can you whistle, johanna?

  • author: Ulf Stark
  • illustrator: Anna Höglund
  • translator: Inga Grezmane

isbn: 9789934533617

size: 150 x 210 mm

quantity: 64 pages

year: 2016

price: 7.50 €

Berr is a seven year old boy who dosen't have a grandpa. Berr is jealous of his friend who has a grandpa, because they can go fishing and do other grandpa - grandson stuff. Berr's friend advises him to go to the retirement house and find himself a grandpa. 

This is a book about all the great things a boy can do with his grandpa - fly a kite, shave beard, sneak into neighbour's cherry tree and learn how to whistle. Unfortunately this is a very short relationship, because Berr's newfound grandpa dies. 

Ulf Stark blends together humour and sadness to show the real face of life. He has written more than 30 books of prose and poetry for both children and adults. His books have been translated into 25 languages. 

"Can you whistle, Johanna?" ("Kan du vissla, Johanna?") is full of adventures, yet not a very long story, that gives the reader a lot to think about.