Angelina Jordan has written a very poetic, warm and emotional picture book, illustrated by her grandmother, Mery Zamani.
Mellom to hjerter tells the story of how Angelina, living in the Middle East, one day met a poor girl when she was 6 years old, and how the meeting has influenced and touched her ever since.
Mellom to hjerter is a true story about two girls living very different lives. This warm and touching story tells about the reason Angelina always sings barefoot, in support of all the poor people in the world.
’We look into each other’s eyes; she peers at me.
I have to manage this, I have to do something – she must not freeze.
She has beautiful blue eyes. Her eyes are the color of sky and sea.
She doesn’t want to talk to anyone. But even though
she might not want to talk to me, I really want to try.
It’s as if there’s a mirror in front of me.
I see myself in the mirror. The girl’s tears are flowing.
It’s as if the world is frozen into ice; everything is dark and quiet,
just like a cold, gray winter.
Everything has lost its color, that’s how the girl looks.’
'This is a moving story of kind-heartedness and humanity. The girls give each other a gift. The rich girl gives the poor one her shoes, but most of all she gives her attention.'
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