translated by Julia Marshall
Books by translated by Julia Marshall
The Tale of the Tiny Man
by Barbro Lindgren, Eva Eriksson (illustrator) & translated by Julia Marshall
A gently emotional picture book about loneliness and friendship, featuring an old man, a girl and a dog. The text and illustrations are seamlessly woven together, as one might expect from this author and illustrator collaboration – they have won a raft of prestigious awards in Sweden, where this book first came out in 1979. The Tale of the Tiny Man can serve as a good starting point for a discussion with children about emotions relating to exclusion or inclusion.