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The Summer of Diving
By (author): Sara Stridsberg Translated by: B.J. Woodstein Illustrated by: Sara Lundberg
Sara Stridsberg ,

Translated by :

B.J. Woodstein ,

Illustrated by :

Sara Lundberg

Imprint:

Triangle Square

ISBN:

9781644211342

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English

Audience:

Children: Age (years) 5 - 8, Grade (US) K - 3
Jun 28, 2022
$24.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

11.53in x 10.09 x 0.45 in | 1.24 lb

Page Count:

48 pages

Illustrations:

FULLY ILLUSTRATED, FULL COLOR
Seven Stories Press
Triangle Square
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
The award-winning and beautiful story of a child coping with her father’s absence. The book tackles a difficult subject with great tenderness, validating a child’s experience of a parent suffering from depression.
 
“This poignant, gentle book…will be immensely helpful to anyone caring for the child of someone with major depression. It fills an important gap in literature for young children.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon (winner of the National Book Award) and Far From the Tree


Zoe’s dad isn’t home. She still sees him in photographs, laughing and playing tennis, but for now she can only visit him in a building where everyone looks sad and the walls are an ugly pink color. Some days Zoe’s dad is too sad to see her, but she goes to the hospital anyway. While waiting she meets Sabina who invites her to swim across the world. Zoe’s not sure it’s possible, but Sabina tells her, “A girl can do everything she wants.” Even though Sabina sometimes dives deep into her own thoughts, the two of them swim around the world many times that summer, until eventually Zoe’s dad is ready to come home.
      The Summer of Diving is a book full of imagination and hope with a tender child’s-eye understanding of the world. Stridsberg’s story and Lundberg’s lush and colorful paintings reflect and validate a child’s feelings of loss and longing for closeness when a parent’s joy for living temporarily fades.

INTERNATIONAL HIT: the book was featured on international Best-of children’s lit lists dPictus and White Raven

AWARD-WINNING: the book was Nominated for Sweden’s premier literary award, the August Prize (author has been nominated multiple times)

ACKNOWLEDGES CHILD’S EXPERIENCE OF DAD’S MENTAL ILLNESS: Book tackles a difficult subject with great tenderness and an immense respect for young readers by reflecting *their* experience of a parent suffering depression.

ACCLAIMED ADULT WRITER: By the highly acclaimed author of The Gravity of Love and Valerie, about Valerie Solanas, which was longlisted for the MAN Booker, named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, and winner of the Nordic Council Lit Prize

This is the author’s FIRST BOOK FOR CHILDREN

READ AROUND THE WORLD: Author’s novels are translated into 25 languages

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SARA STRIDSBERG is an acclaimed author and playwright. With her novel The Gravity of Love – Ode to My Family, she was shortlisted to the prestigious August Prize for the fifth time. Sara Stridsberg got her international breakthrough with Drömfakulteten (The Faculty of Dreams) for which she was awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize and nominated for the Man Booker Prize 2018. She is also the author of the novel, Valerie, about Valerie Solanas, which was named a Best book of 2019 by The New Yorker, longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, Winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and voted the best Swedish novel of the decade by one hundred Swedish critics, authors, journalists and publishers, in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
 
B.J. WOODSTEIN is a Swedish-to-English translator, writer, editor, and doula, as well as a senior lecturer in literature and translation at the University of East Anglia. She lives with her wife and their children in Norwich, England.

SARA LUNDBERG is the author and illustrator of four books and the illustrator of many others. Her work has been awarded the Swedish Book Award and the August Prize among many others, and has been included on the IBBY Honour List. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Author Residence: Sweden

Author Hometown: Sweden

SARA LUNDBERG is the author and illustrator of four books and the illustrator of many others. Her work has been awarded the Swedish Book Award and the August Prize among many others, and has been included on the IBBY Honour List. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Illustrator Residence: Stockholm, Sweden

Illustrator Hometown: Sweden

Marketing: Featured title at ALA

Featured title at Children’s Institute

Featured title at NCTE

Further library and academic marketing

Promotions during Nat’l Mental Health Awareness Month

Collab with NAMI and other mental health orgs

Social media promotions with kids bookstagrammers like @HelpingKidsRise during NMHAM



Publicity: Mainstream children’s review attention including New York Times Book Review, Horn Book, SLJ and others

Pitch reviews to mental health publications, site and blogs

Virtual event with Andrew Solomon re: talking to kids about mental illness, in partnership with NYPL/BPL

Interviews in publications like Motherly or HuffPost Parenting

Author event co-sponsored with Scandinavia House in New York

Q/A with Child Mind Institute

“For decades, depression has been hidden from children, but that has turned out to be bad policy. This poignant, gentle book breaks that prohibition and will be immensely helpful to anyone caring for the child of someone with major depression. It fills an important gap in literature for young children.”
Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon (winner of the National Book Award) and Far From the Tree

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