Silver Bloom

Sølvblomst

Fantasy and the realistic everyday life meet in this novel about a boy who is made responsible for a magic plant girl with unpredictable powers. 

Cecilie Eken is an award-winning author who writes with imagination and lyricism about the big topics of life: parents and children, friendship, love, identity and our relationship to the world around us. 

Silver Bloom

Sølvblomst

Fantasy and the realistic everyday life meet in this novel about a boy who is made responsible for a magic plant girl with unpredictable powers. 

Cecilie Eken is an award-winning author who writes with imagination and lyricism about the big topics of life: parents and children, friendship, love, identity and our relationship to the world around us. 

Synopsis

Jonas and his best friend, Simon, have a secret den in the big, overgrown garden on the other side of the woods. One day, Jonas spots the owner, an elderly lady, being taken away in an ambulance and she doesn’t return. Her house with the many potted plants is empty and locked up. But it seems as if someone is still in there. Someone who needs help.

Silver Bloom has been a hit with readers since it came out in 2002. It is an atmospheric and poetic tale about friendship, change and the magical power of nature and it is the prequel to the new standalone novel, Night Bloom, published for the first time in 2021. The book can be read from 10 years up.   

Reviews

"An incredibly beautiful and precious tale… rarely have I read a book where a character has moved me so deeply… a fantastic tale about friendship, despair and the wonderful world of nature" – (Literature for Danish teaching (Litteratur til danskfaget))

"A piece of climate literature without any wagging fingers" – (Pædagogen.dk)

"Cecilie Eken has a way with gardens, with magic realism, with fairy tales and not least with the Danish language … Silver Bloom and Night Bloom get my warmest recommendations" – Søren Fanø (Bogbotten)

"Cecilie Eken has written an evergreen classic for larger and smaller plants." – (Politiken)

Silver Bloom
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Original Language: Danish
Original Publisher: Gutkind
Published: October, 2021
170 pages
Category: Children's Books
Sub-category: Middle-Grade
Genre: Fantasy
Available material: English sample

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