Fruitloops And Dipsticks

When her new teacher mistakes twelve-year-old Simone for a boy, the excitement and complications of her double life begin.  Quirky and eccentric characters; amusing episodes; and themes encompassing teenage identity, sexuality, gender, intergenerational friendships, and death make this an interesting and entertaining story.  Simone’s world of fruitloops and dipsticks includes an impulsive and artistic mother, ducks in the classroom, lost dogs, and kooky friends.  First published in Sweden in 1984, this beautifully written first person narration is a product of its time with a real Scandinavian flavor. mjw
Title: Fruitloops and Dipsticks
Author: Ulf Stark
Publisher
: Gecko Press
Copyright
: 2010
Original language
: Swedish
Translator
: Julia Marshall
Original publisher
: Bonniers Carlsen
Original copyright
: 1984
ISBN
: 978-1-877467-58-5
Paperback pages
: 152
Age range
: 12 up
Genre
: Fiction
Book setting
: Sweden
Author’s ethnicity
: Swedish
Author’s residence
: Sweden
Awards
: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Subjects
: Europe, Families, Humorous stories, Intergenerational relations, Northern Europe, Sweden

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