Friends are important when you are eight years old. Especially when there is something you do not know how to do, when almost everyone else does.
What if Gunn discovers that Stine can´t swim? She would tell everyone! Only Markus knows, because he is a friend. A boyfriend? Noooo! You can fall out of friendship if someone would say that you were. But Markus is there when he is needed. And by the pool Stine also finds a new friend.
The books about Stine are easy read and charming stories about the everyday life of a first grader. About starting school, about loose teeth and teeth that are not loose enough, about big boys bothering you and even bigger boys that protect and that you might fall in love with.
Tania Kjeldset (1960–) is a writer and illustrator. She has illustrated several children’s books, picture books, school books, and is herself the author of eight children’s books. Halloween is her debut for audult readers.