Nordin Agency have the great honor to congratulate Josefine Sundström, winner of this year’s BMF (Swedish Bookstore Laborers Association) award for best children’s book!
The BMF Award is since 1951 given to one author of fiction and one author of children’s fiction with the following motivation: “The prize is awarded the Swedish writer, who with their work in the last year, granted their readers the greatest benefit and personal satisfaction.”
In Sagasagor – Studsmatta, simskola & en försvunnen tigertass the reader meets Saga Louisa Larsson, a plucky, smart and stubborn five-year-old who lives in one of the terraced houses on Sunflower Way. Aside from Saga there’s also one allergic mother and a slightly stressed out dad living in the house. In the area surrounding it are neighbours, small critters and a couple of children who enjoy bouncing on a trampoline.
A small distance away, where Saga goes for her first sleep-over, lives Grandpa. At his house Saga feels like a big girl. She gets to cook sausages on the stow, all on her own, and drink strong coffee in the chanterelle woods. She also sleeps in her very own room, on a pull-out couch. Though she doesn’t like that. Saga Louisa Larsson isn’t quite that grown up yet, something Grandpa should understand.
In five stand-alone chapters, richly illustrated with warmth and humour, we are introduced to the large and small moments in a five-year-old’s life. Everything can be found in the magical world of Saga Louisa Larsson, from yearning for your very own pet, to swimsuit-disasters and sleep-overs.
Swedish Bookstore Laborers Association was founded in 1888 with the purpose of bringing associates of the book and music business closer together and create opportunities for further education and comradeship.