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Adbåge, Emma

The Grand Expedition

(2) K-3 Translated by Annie Prime. Two siblings embark upon a night in a tent in the backyard in this charming Swedish import. Their adventure is indeed grand until darkness falls, accompanied by mosquitoes, sharp rocks between shoulder blades, and the "need to poop." So the children return inside to their father and find happiness. Soft illustrations--clear, spare pencil sketches overlaid with loose washes of watercolor--establish a gentle, slightly offbeat family scene.

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