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Can You Whistle, Johanna?


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 72 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 01/02/2020 ISBN: 9781776573264

Can You Whistle, Johanna?

Ulf Stark illus by Anna Höglund

Gecko Press

A funny, sensitive illustrated chapter book about two boys searching for a grandfather—this international award-winner is a classic in many countries.

Selling points

  • A modern classic of Swedish literature.
  • Masterful writing, with wit, warmth and a keen insight into human nature.
  • Themes of grandparents, friendship, loneliness and dying, without sentimentality.
  • The Runaways by Ulf Stark (2019) received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly and Booklist.
  • The Stone Giant by Anna Höglund was released in 2020.


“This is possibly my favourite book of all time. Ulf Stark is a truly great writer. He makes me laugh, cry, think deeply and think again—often in just one sentence.” Julia Marshall, Publisher


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