Berta is a young girl with an artistic soul growing up on a farm in the Swedish countryside at the beginning of the 20th century. Her father doesn’t understand her and her mother is dying. But Berta longs to be an artist and can’t stay on the farm forever.
Based on the life of Swedish artist Berta Hansson, this is the story of a young woman with the bravery to live her own truth and follow her own path, despite the protests of her father and society at the time.
A universal story of longing and imagination, the perfect refrain for a young rebel.
Awards for the Swedish edition
Winner of the August Prize 2017
The Snowball Award (Sweden): Best Swedish picture book of the year (2017)
White Ravens Award: White Raven 2018 / Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Munchen
Winner of Svensk Bokkonst 2017 (Swedish Book Design 2017).