May 26, 2014

Karin Saler / Siri Ahmed Backström: Dom som är kvar

A wonderful new book published by Urax. It's in Swedish and I don't understand too much, but the illustrations by Siri Ahmed Backström have a very strong voice. The Swedish text is by Karin Saler. "Dom som är kvar" ("Those who are left") is a picture book about grief and how a family cope with the death of a beloved person. Every scene is very intense. A not too sentimental book that shows things as they are. Just as children's books should be.

More books by Stockholm-based illustrator Siri Ahmed Backström here.

Urax Forlag was founded by author/publisher Ellen Karlsson in 2012 and offers an exquisite range of children's book illustrators. Visit the Urax webshop and purchase your copy together with some more great classics and novelties like this one or that.