An intergenerational story about facing our fears—from going to school for the first time, to performing onstage with an orchestra, to learning to use a walker in the winter.
This unique, award-winning picture book introduces readers to a young boy who is afraid of starting school. Summer is nearly over. The old aunts have come to visit, and autumn is in the air. Everything is ready for Garmann's first day of school, but he is still afraid. And—despite his best efforts—he hasn’t lost a single tooth yet!
Stian Hole has created a memorable and endearing character in Garmann, whose musings about fear and courage, life and death, beginnings and endings, help him understand that everyone is scared of something. Published in over twenty countries, Garmann's Summer has received honors across the globe, including the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, a Batchelder Honor, and the BolognaRagazzi Award.