Mini Mia and her Darling Uncle
Publication Date: September 2007
Mini Mia loves her Uncle Tommy. They hang out in coffee bars, go for walks, swim, and do other fun stuff. But one day Fergus appears in her uncle’s kitchen. Mini Mia does not want to share Tommy with his new boyfriend. She thinks Fergus should go back to where he came from in Scotland. But Fergus doesn’t disappear that easily . . .
Quirky watercolor-and-ink pictures accompany this original story about a spunky heroine who learns that three is not always a crowd.
PIJA LINDENBAUM has written and illustrated many internationally acclaimed books for children, including When Owen’s Mom Breathed Fire, the Bridget books, and Boodil My Dog, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book. She also illustrated Astrid Lindgren’s Mirabelle. Her books have been translated into more than ten languages. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
“Playfully energetic and expressive . . . A real gem.”—Starred, Kirkus Reviews“The emotions stay true.”— Publishers Weekly "Playful illustrations...a lightheartedness that will appeal to youngsters."—School Library Journal "Ella is so funnily and resolutely resentful with her dirty tricks and snarky sulking... that audiences will simply revel in the anatomical examination of a nose seriosuly out of joint."—Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books