The Bird Within Me



ISBN: 9781911496151 Categories: ,

Sara Lundberg


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.


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, M√ľnchen
Winner of Svensk Bokkonst 2017 (Swedish Book Design 2017)

Additional information

Weight 567 g
Dimensions 17.6 x 21.7 cm
Publisher name Book Island Ltd
Publication date 22 July 2020
Number of pages 128
Format Hardback
Dimensions 17.6 x 21.7 cm
Weight 567 g
Sara Lundberg is a Swedish author-illustrator who has illustrated over 30 books and has now created several of her own. Before becoming an illustrator she worked as a painter.