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Otto Goes North


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 32 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 01/09/2020 ISBN: 9781776572427

Otto Goes North

Ulrika Kestere

Gecko Press

Far up in the north is a blueberry-blue house with a grass roof, where Lisa and Nils live. One day a tourist arrives: Otto has cycled for months, maybe years, to visit his friends. Otto wants to do a spectacular painting of the northern lights to remember his visit, but he is from a hot country and it is very cold here. He can’t paint for shivering so hard. Lisa and Nils are surprised — Otto has a fur coat just like them! They didn’t know there was a difference between fur and fur. His friends decide to knit him a jumper.

Selling points

  • A warm, funny story about friendship across borders and other lands.
  • Combines travel and adventure with knitting and board games.
  • Three friends with distinctive personalities find out about each other and accept their differences.
  • Will appeal to knitters and people who enjoy crafts — follow the animals collect fur, spin and dye yarn, find a pattern and knit up the jumper.
  • The dialogue is beautifully rendered child conversation.