The Strange World

      Sasa Sijak
The Strange World

This is a collection of thrilling science fiction stories. Jump into the world where mystery and adventure leads the main characters into danger and unhappy ending."Eulalia, the flying girl who first taught me the beauty and necessity of getting lost once in a while, lived in an old abandoned house in the woods of a small island in the Baltic Sea a whole many years ago. It was a strange thing that I would meet her there, but I'm sure happy about it. She was really weird, but in the nicest way... She used to say that she was `the laughter and the silence around it´ and `that thing you never missed until you found it´. And it's sure hard to describe her better - but in this book I've tried my very best."Eulalia Starwind is a fairytale for all ages. Readers young and old have been blown away by this story about a boy on summer vacations with his grandmother on a small island in the Baltic Sea - and about his make-believe (?) friend. It's a heart-rending yet hopeful tale of friendship between and within generations, of loneliness and imagination, of mystery and the power of language. Or as Kalle, 7, stated: "This is even better than Roald Dahl!"Niklas Aurgrunn, the author, is the now middle-aged dreamer who has been looking for Eulalia ever since that summer when he was seven years old. He says he still does not know how to fly but does consider himself quite the expert lost-getter.

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