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Fridolin’s Hair Salon

Michael Roher

Austria Picture Books

Fridolin’s Hair Salon

Michael Roher

Author

Michael Roher (1980) trained as a social education worker in Vienna and later taught acting and circus skills for children and young adults. He is a self-taught visual artist. He has worked as a freelance author and illustrator of children’s books since 2010. His works have received numerous awards, including the Austrian Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Prize (2010) and the Romulus Candea Prize (2010), both of them for the children’s book Fridolin Franse frisiert. Since 2012, he has been on the IBBY Honour List.

Overview

A lady comes to Fridolin’s hair salon and asks for a fashionable hair style. Her hair seems to be endlessly long, it waves through the entire book and hides many charming details and funny scenes. With a combination of black and white strokes and colourful collages, a visit to the hairdresser is transformed into a wonderful adventure that will delight all readers, children and adults alike.

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Praise

A masterpiece of hair and illustration in which inventiveness is played out not in, but on the head.

Seitenweise Kinderliteratur

Roher is a virtuoso of association.

Die Furche