- The happiest boy on Earth
The happiest boy on Earth
Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.
Eddie lived with his family and adorable dachshund, Lulu, in the beautiful city of Leipzig in Germany. But one day, into the sunshine of his childhood crept a dark, heavy cloud. Not a rain cloud. Much worse than that. Adolf Hitler came to power. When Eddie was 18, he was sent to a concentration camp. A picture book adaptation for older readers (8+ years) based on the extraordinary, the bestselling adult title The Happiest Man on Earth.
The story is framed as a conversation between 101-year-old Eddie and his great grandchildren - who are bursting with questions about the life of their Pépé. The story of Eddie's life unfolds beautifully, sensitively, heartbreakingly through his words, and exquisite illustrations by Nathaniel Eckstrom.
Shortlisted for Dymocks Book of the Year 2022 for Younger Readers; CBCA Book of the Year - Notable; 2023 Eve Pownall Award
Suitable for: Younger children (7-12 years).
Details: Non-fiction, published 2022.
Format: Hard cover, illustrations, 64 pages.
Dimensions: 26.0 cm (h) x 20.0 cm (w) x 1.0 cm (d) / 450 grams.