While walking in the park with his grandmother, William is asking her if she ever gets afraid. She does, but not for the reasons that he thinks. William is afraid of scary dogs, sharks and big fires. Granny is afraid of losing all the beautiful things in her life that she loves – the sight of a squirrel in a tree, the birds nesting, the flowers blossoming. Through their conversation she puts more emphasis on the joy of living, than of the fear of dying.
English PDF sample translation: Jeanne Eirheim.
"Although the theme of the book is fear, this book is a warm depiction of the small pleasures in life that are so important to us, and of the good relationship between Wilhelm and his Granny. The subtle and beautiful illustrations by Akin Duzakin add an extra warmth to the story."