Scars (Littekens)

Scars (Littekens)

Author: Mieke Vanpol
Illustrator: Wout Olaerts

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SKU: 9789058384126

The life of the family Vertommen changes drastically when father becomes unemployed. Father turns from a cheerful family man into a cynical grumbler. Especially Joe, a playful and sensitive teenager, suffers from the dark atmosphere in the house. Father forbids Joe to go on a skiing holiday with his classmates, which is a bitter pill for him to swallow. Yet Joe hides his disappointment and builds a miniature ski village in his bedroom. He spends many hours on this village, and his father doesn’t like that at all. A confrontation is bound to happen...

From the point of view of a young girl we are told how the atmosphere and relations within a family change when the financial security falls away.

Themes: unemployment, poverty, fantasy, anger

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