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”The Bird Within Me Flies Wherever It Wants” won the August Prize 2017
for the Best Swedish Children’s Book of the Year.

What do you do when it feels impossible to live up to everything that
is expected of you? What do you do when the only person who
understands you disappear? When you are young and carry a longing for
something that you can hardly put words on?

Berta was born in 1910 on a farm in a small village in northern
Sweden. During her childhood, she lost both her sister and her beloved
mother in tuberculosis, the severe lung disease that affected so many
people in the early 1900s.

She knew early on that she wanted to be an artist and took a stand
against the many conventions that existed when it came to work, family
and dreams.

The Bird Within Me Flies Wherever It Wants is based on the life of
artist Berta Hansson but it is also a universal story of grief,
longing, intransigence and the power of imagination to change.

Publisher: Mirando Books https://mirandobok.se/

For more information, translation and publishing
Carin Bacho
+46 70 849 44 10