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
: Gecko Press
: 2010
Original language
: Swedish
: Julia Marshall
Original publisher
: Bonniers Carlsen
Original copyright
: 1984
: 978-1-877467-58-5
Paperback pages
: 152
Age range
: 12 up
: Fiction
Book setting
: Sweden
Author’s ethnicity
: Swedish
Author’s residence
: Sweden
: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
: Europe, Families, Humorous stories, Intergenerational relations, Northern Europe, Sweden

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