They have made a very serious decision—they are going on an adventure. All by themselves. Just the two of them. They will bring coffee and blankets and a cozy tent. They will pack a backpack with a flashlight and something to cuddle. And, just in case, a jump rope to use as a lasso. They set up camp in the lee of a small mountain (e.g. their backyard) and get ready for an evening of independence and adventure. But when the pickles are gone and the mosquitoes come out, what’s to be done? The Grand Expedition is the quietly comic story of two kids and their dad and the everyday adventures that make life great.
Emma Adbåge, born in Linköping, Sweden, in 1982, is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her first picture book, Mimsan och Mormorn (Mimsan and Grandmother), was published when she was just eighteen years old. Her twin sister, Lisen, also writes and illustrates picture books.