About this book
A fresh and vivid novel about endless summers of discovery. "Tove Jansson was a genius. This is marvellous, beautiful. wise book, which is also very funny" Philip Pullman.
An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter are away on a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, whims and yearnings, a fierce yet understated love emerges - one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the very island itself.
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