Books by Marian de Smet

  • The Boy Who Won't Move House

    Marian de Smet

    | Children's Books | This book has 112 pages

    October 2016

    Rights sold: Gerstenberg Verlag (Germany)

    WONDERFUL CHILDREN’S BOOK BY GOLDEN FRAMEWINNING AUTHOR

    MARIAN DE SMET’S YA NOVEL ROTMOEVIE HAS BEEN SOLD TO GERMANY, DENMARK AND FRANCE

    Our house has become too small, says Mum. I know that this is not true. Houses cannot shrink: the doors would get stuck and the windows would crack. The house is exactly the same as before.

    Hessel’s parents are moving house, but Hessel has no intention of going with them. Angrily, he runs away. His best friend Berker comes with him. But running away is not that easy: they get hungry and lug a suitcase that is far too heavy for them. Then they meet Piya, an Iraqi girl who lives in a church with her family. Her father is on hunger strike because he wants a residence permit and a house for his family. That gives Hessel an idea.

    Press on The Boy Who Won’t Move House:

    ‘An understated story that gives food for thought. ’ – Boekenbijlage

    ‘De Smet manages to link the small, familiar world of a boy of around eight or nine to the bigger issue of refugees, with a stopover in the world of immigrants. No drama, but warm and light-hearted. ’ – Hebban.nl

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