A book about determination, self belief and following your dreams. This story follows 12 year-old Berta’s struggle as she discovers her own sense of self and belonging.
Based on the paintings, letters and diaries of the Swedish artist Berta Hansson, Lundberg has created a heartfelt story. She shows us Berta as she grows up, surrounded by family expectations that constrain what’s really in her heart – the desire to be an artist.
Sara Lundberg worked as a painter before focusing on picturebooks. She’s now illustrated over thirty books with Swedish authors, and has written several of her own. Her 2017 picturebook ‘The Bird Within Me Flies Wherever it Wants’ received the prestigious August Prize and Snöbollen for the best Swedish children’s book of the year.