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My life at the bottom : the story of a lonesome axolotl  Cover Image Book Book

My life at the bottom : the story of a lonesome axolotl / Linda Bondestam ; translated from the Swedish by A. A. Prime.

Bondestam, Linda, (author.). Prime, A. A., (translator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781632061386
  • ISBN: 1632061384
  • Physical Description: 42 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 30 cm
  • Edition: First Restless Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Restless Books, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published as Mitt bottenliv by Förlaget, Helsinki, 2020, and Berghs Förlag, Stockholm, 2020"--Copyright page.
"Published in English by arrangement with Rights & Brands"--Copyright page.
"Translation copyright © 2021 A. A. Prime"--Copyright page.
Summary, etc.:
"From award-winning Nordic author and illustrator Linda Bondestam comes a new kind of climate change story, narrated by an adorable axolotl who is--possibly--the last of its kind."--Back cover.
"At the bottom of a lake in a busy city, our axolotl narrator goes to underwater school, collects treasures tossed away by the big lugs on land, and has dance parties with tiger salamander friends. Life is good! But as the world gets hotter and hotter, the water gets murkier. Friends become harder to find, and the lonesome axolotl grows even lonelier. Until one day when, out of the blue, a colossal wave carries the axolotl into a surprising new future.... Bittersweet, funny, existential, and hopeful, My Life at the Bottom is a tale of the climate crisis unlike any other. Combining her irresistible visual wit with exquisite aquatic art and rare empathy, Linda Bondestam brings us a story of catastrophe that bursts with life."--Publisher's website.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-7 Restless Books.
Language Note:
English text, translated from the original Swedish.
Subject: Axolotls > Juvenile fiction.
Climatic changes > Juvenile fiction.
Fellowship > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Water > Pollution > Juvenile fiction.
Axolotls > Fiction.
Climatic changes > Fiction.
Fellowship > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Water > Pollution > Fiction.
Climatic changes.
Water > Pollution.
Genre: Animal fiction.
Illustrated works.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Animal fiction.
Illustrated works.
Picture books.

Available copies

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library EASY FIC BONDESTAM 111399 EASY Checked out 08/30/2022

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