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Life According to Dani

By Rose Lagercrantz, illustrated by Eva Eriksson

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed and beloved chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life.



This is Dani.



And this is Ella.


It's Dani's first summer vacation—and the best ever! She is staying on an island with Ella, her best friend in the world.


Dani's dad is still in hospital but he calls every day, and Ella and Dani stay busy building huts, fishing, exploring, and swimming.


Then Dad turns up, but with his nurse too! This is not the visit anyone had imagined.


"People this age are especially kind, good, witty, whimsical and clever. Writing for this age group brings me back to it." Rose Lagercrantz


More from Dani and Ella


"Something quite splendid. If only all early chapter books were this beautifully conceived."

Notable book, New York Times Book Review


"Funny, real, and full of fresh, convincing detail ... Salty and sweet, this is umami for the emerging reader."

Starred review, Horn Book


"The genius of these books lies in the simple but original kid details that keep the focus firmly on the young characters."

Horn Book


Win a copy of Life According to Dani

To go in the draw, simply email your name and address and send to, subject line "Life According to Dani"

One winner will be drawn on 20 July.

Congratulations to last month's winner: Vivian Cheng!


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