Fall 2019

Otto Goes North

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Far up in the north is a blueberry-blue house with a grass roof, where Lisa and Nils live. One day a tourist arrives: Otto has cycled for months, maybe years, to visit his friends.

Otto wants to do a spectacular painting of the northern lights to remember his visit, but he is from a hot country and it is very cold here. He can’t paint for shivering so hard. His friends decide to knit him a sweater.

Otto Goes North is a cozy story about friendship across borders and knitting—follow the animals as they collect fur, spin and dye yarn, find a pattern, and knit a sweater.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-77657-241-0
On pre-order until 09/03/2019
$17.99 $13.49
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2019
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-09-03
BISACS JUV002000, JUV039060, JUV068000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11 x 8.5
Lexile 570
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Good friends and a how-to-manual on knitting warm hearts.”—Kirkus Reviews

Illustrator: Ulrika Kestere

Ulrika Kestere is a photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer. Her first children's book was translated into multiple languages, and this is her second. Kestere was born in Latvia and lives in Sweden.