Det fina med Kerstin/The best thing about Kerstin. 
Written by Helena Hedlund, published by Natur och Kultur autumn 2018.

Where the asphalt road ends and the gravel road begins, that’s where Kerstin lives. She is six years old and loves gold. 105 golden things are in a box underneath her bed. The nicest and most golden thing about Kerstin is her hair. It truly sparkles. Fatima says that Kerstin’s hair is orange, but it’s not true. The latest addition to Kerstin’s collection is a small ring that she found on the floor at school. When her teacher Lottie asks if anyone has seen her wedding ring, not a peep comes out of Kerstin’s mouth. And then it’s too late.

A story of tangled secrets, friendship, and the best thing about being Kerstin.
International rights: http://kojaagency.com/product/the-best-thing-about-kerstin/ Det fina med Kerstin/The best thing about Kerstin....
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Det fina med Kerstin. Illustration i tusch. Det fina med Kerstin. Illustration i tusch.
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Att vara Kerstin / Being Kerstin

Kerstin’s mom is going through a 40-year crisis, and has cut her hair into a mohawk and tattooed a heart with a ‘K’ in the middle. Is it K as in Kenneth, Kerstin’s sub? Or maybe Karen whom mom went to Mallorca with? The only thing Kerstin is really sure of is that she dislikes
40-year crises and mom should shape up. On top of that, Gunnar’s mom has threatened that she and Gunnar will move back to the city if the wild boars don’t stop trashing their garden. Now, Kerstin has to come up with a good solution to keep Gunnar from leaving.

With unforgettable characters, multilayered and humorous about 7-year old Kerstin and her world that exists where the asphalt road ends.
A story about the fear of change, great friendships, and the best thing about being Kerstin. Being Kerstin is the second book in a series of three. Att vara Kerstin / Being Kerstin

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Att vara Kerstin / Being Kerstin
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Att vara Kerstin / Being Kerstin
Illustration, b/w pen & ink.
Att vara Kerstin / Being Kerstin
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Att vara Kerstin / Being Kerstin
Illustration, b/w pen & ink. Att vara Kerstin / Being Kerstin
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Att vara Kerstin / Being Kerstin
Illustration, b/w pen & ink. Att vara Kerstin / Being Kerstin
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Kerstin, livet och döden / Kerstin, life and death

Kerstin’s favorite thing is to make Gunnar happy, and she knows that treasures makes him happy. Also strawberries, money, wolf pee, and gold makes him happy, but maybe the thing that makes him most happy of all are cats? Kerstin opens the door to the garage and shows him the box.
“Oh, wow!” says Gunnar, wild with joy. “Oh! This is my best day ever!”

Kerstin turns 8 years and almost everything goes wrong. Mom and dad never wake up and when they finally do Kerstin has wet her bed from waiting so long. Luckily, they believe her when she tells them it was their old cat, Kattegatt, who peed the bed. But there is something strange going on with Kattegatt, he is acting different. Kerstin’s best friend Gunnar is also acting strange. He has a friend visiting, Pavel, and it’s almost as if they’re in love. The only one who wants to be with Kerstin is grandpa. His skin is like bark because he has a disease that Kerstin can’t pronounce but for which he sells lottery tickets for. Kerstin bought one of the lottery tickets and all she won was a subscription to the magazine “Hunting Grounds & Fishing Waters.” Kerstin, livet och döden / Kerstin, life and death...
Kerstin, livet och döden / Kerstin, life and death 
Illustration, b/w pen & ink. Kerstin, livet och döden / Kerstin, life and death...


Precis som Kerstin / Just like Kerstin
Precis som Kerstin / Just like Kerstin

Precis som Kerstin / Just like Kerstin
Illustration, b/w pen & ink. Precis som Kerstin / Just like Kerstin
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Precis som Kerstin / Just like Kerstin
Illustration, b/w pen & ink. Precis som Kerstin / Just like Kerstin
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Precis som Kerstin / Just like Kerstin
Illustration, b/w pen & ink. Precis som Kerstin / Just like Kerstin
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Det fina med Kerstin/The best thing about Kerstin.
Written by Helena Hedlund, published by Natur och Kultur autumn 2018.

Where the asphalt road ends and the gravel road begins, that’s where Kerstin lives. She is six years old and loves gold. 105 golden things are in a box underneath her bed. The nicest and most golden thing about Kerstin is her hair. It truly sparkles. Fatima says that Kerstin’s hair is orange, but it’s not true. The latest addition to Kerstin’s collection is a small ring that she found on the floor at school. When her teacher Lottie asks if anyone has seen her wedding ring, not a peep comes out of Kerstin’s mouth. And then it’s too late.

A story of tangled secrets, friendship, and the best thing about being Kerstin.
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Det fina med Kerstin/The best thing about Kerstin. 
Written by Helena Hedlund, published by Natur och Kultur autumn 2018.

Where the asphalt road ends and the gravel road begins, that’s where Kerstin lives. She is six years old and loves gold. 105 golden things are in a box underneath her bed. The nicest and most golden thing about Kerstin is her hair. It truly sparkles. Fatima says that Kerstin’s hair is orange, but it’s not true. The latest addition to Kerstin’s collection is a small ring that she found on the floor at school. When her teacher Lottie asks if anyone has seen her wedding ring, not a peep comes out of Kerstin’s mouth. And then it’s too late.

A story of tangled secrets, friendship, and the best thing about being Kerstin.
International rights: http://kojaagency.com/product/the-best-thing-about-kerstin/
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Att vara Kerstin / Being Kerstin

Kerstin’s mom is going through a 40-year crisis, and has cut her hair into a mohawk and tattooed a heart with a ‘K’ in the middle. Is it K as in Kenneth, Kerstin’s sub? Or maybe Karen whom mom went to Mallorca with? The only thing Kerstin is really sure of is that she dislikes
40-year crises and mom should shape up. On top of that, Gunnar’s mom has threatened that she and Gunnar will move back to the city if the wild boars don’t stop trashing their garden. Now, Kerstin has to come up with a good solution to keep Gunnar from leaving.

With unforgettable characters, multilayered and humorous about 7-year old Kerstin and her world that exists where the asphalt road ends.
A story about the fear of change, great friendships, and the best thing about being Kerstin. Being Kerstin is the second book in a series of three.

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Att vara Kerstin / Being Kerstin

Kerstin’s mom is going through a 40-year crisis, and has cut her hair into a mohawk and tattooed a heart with a ‘K’ in the middle. Is it K as in Kenneth, Kerstin’s sub? Or maybe Karen whom mom went to Mallorca with? The only thing Kerstin is really sure of is that she dislikes
40-year crises and mom should shape up. On top of that, Gunnar’s mom has threatened that she and Gunnar will move back to the city if the wild boars don’t stop trashing their garden. Now, Kerstin has to come up with a good solution to keep Gunnar from leaving.

With unforgettable characters, multilayered and humorous about 7-year old Kerstin and her world that exists where the asphalt road ends.
A story about the fear of change, great friendships, and the best thing about being Kerstin. Being Kerstin is the second book in a series of three.
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Kerstin, livet och döden / Kerstin, life and death

Kerstin’s favorite thing is to make Gunnar happy, and she knows that treasures makes him happy. Also strawberries, money, wolf pee, and gold makes him happy, but maybe the thing that makes him most happy of all are cats? Kerstin opens the door to the garage and shows him the box.
“Oh, wow!” says Gunnar, wild with joy. “Oh! This is my best day ever!”

Kerstin turns 8 years and almost everything goes wrong. Mom and dad never wake up and when they finally do Kerstin has wet her bed from waiting so long. Luckily, they believe her when she tells them it was their old cat, Kattegatt, who peed the bed. But there is something strange going on with Kattegatt, he is acting different. Kerstin’s best friend Gunnar is also acting strange. He has a friend visiting, Pavel, and it’s almost as if they’re in love. The only one who wants to be with Kerstin is grandpa. His skin is like bark because he has a disease that Kerstin can’t pronounce but for which he sells lottery tickets for. Kerstin bought one of the lottery tickets and all she won was a subscription to the magazine “Hunting Grounds & Fishing Waters.”

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Kerstin, livet och döden / Kerstin, life and death

Kerstin’s favorite thing is to make Gunnar happy, and she knows that treasures makes him happy. Also strawberries, money, wolf pee, and gold makes him happy, but maybe the thing that makes him most happy of all are cats? Kerstin opens the door to the garage and shows him the box.
“Oh, wow!” says Gunnar, wild with joy. “Oh! This is my best day ever!”

Kerstin turns 8 years and almost everything goes wrong. Mom and dad never wake up and when they finally do Kerstin has wet her bed from waiting so long. Luckily, they believe her when she tells them it was their old cat, Kattegatt, who peed the bed. But there is something strange going on with Kattegatt, he is acting different. Kerstin’s best friend Gunnar is also acting strange. He has a friend visiting, Pavel, and it’s almost as if they’re in love. The only one who wants to be with Kerstin is grandpa. His skin is like bark because he has a disease that Kerstin can’t pronounce but for which he sells lottery tickets for. Kerstin bought one of the lottery tickets and all she won was a subscription to the magazine “Hunting Grounds & Fishing Waters.”
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