Aston’s Stones

Aston’s Stones is originally a book, but it has been adapted to film and theater as well.
The book was the winner of BonnierCarlsen picture book contest 2004, and has been translated by now to 8 languages. 

Aston’s StonesSwedish Title: Astons stenar
Text and image: Lotta Geffenblad
Category: Children / Picture Books
Publication: 2005 Autumn
Publisher: BonnierCarlsen
Special publication (with a DVD): En Bok För Alla
Original language: Swedish
Other languages: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Danish, Norwegian, Hebrew, Georgian, Polish.
International sales: Bonnier Agency Group

The mercifull collector

Aston feels sorry for all the lonely stones he sees, so he picks them up and brings them home and takes care of them. Every day he finds a new one; how strange that there are always new stones who are lonely, or bored or cold.

It soon gets crowded at Aston’s house. Mummy and daddy get quite tired of all the stones, and one day daddy suggests that the stones go on a vacation, to the beach. The stones seem to like it, they roll on the sand and some of them take a bath.

Aston seems quite satisfied, but when he comes back to the car, mummy and daddy hear something in the bag: “It’s a stick, it was so lonely”, Aston says. “After all, there are only stones around here.”

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