Garmann's Secret by Stian Hole

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Garmann is back for another story in this follow-up to the acclaimed books Garmann’s Summer and Garmann’s Street. And he’s joined once more by some favorite characters from the original book, including the twins Hannah and Johanna.

"They’re like two peas in a pod," adults whisper about the girls. But Garmann knows that they aren't. Then one day Johanna takes Garmann into the woods to show him a surprise, and the two find a secret world full of imagination and discovery.

Award-winning author and illustrator Stian Hole has once again created a book filled with wonder that will delight fans of Garmann.
 

About Stian Hole

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Stian Hole is a Norwegian author and illustrator. His picture books include Garmann's Street and Garmann's Summer, which won a BolognaRagazzi Award, a Batchelder Award Honor, and an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. The book also was recently named to the IBBY Honour List for 2010.
 
Published December 16, 2011 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 50 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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His violinist father gets nervous before concerts, his mother worries about his crossing the street by himself and forgetful Auntie Augusta “doesn’t remember what it is like to be scared.” As he observes the signs of the aunts’ aging and the death of a sparrow in the garden, Garmann begins to und...

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In another unusual and sensitive intergenerational story, a follow-up to the Batchelder Honor book Garmann’s Summer (2008), the anxious, introspective Norwegian boy now frets about Roy, a bully from the fourth grade.

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After tackling the neighborhood bully (Garmann's Street, 2010) and the impending death of his elderly aunts (Garmann's Summer, 2008), Garmann returns in his third discovery of life’s universal truths, this time exploring secrets—and first love.

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A bully named Roy, who is “Congress, God, the basketball team's top scorer, and first in everything” pressures Garmann to light a match, which starts a fire in the yard of a scary, eccentric neighbor, known as the “Stamp Man.” The fire is put out, and an odd friendship grows between Garmann and t...

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In Garmann’s third coming-of-age story, Hole tells a euphoric story of first love.

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