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He has never been to Africa
Marjaleena Lembcke
Bookbinding: paperback
Size: 13.5 x 21 cms
ISBN: 978-84-89804-79-1
Age: 10 years old and up
PRICE:  8.67 €

Juhani’s friends think it is weird that he is always looking for a Harley Davidson. But that is because his father, a tango singer, went away to Africa, riding one of those motorbikes, four years ago.

One day, Juhani, who is already thirteen years old, finds a Harley in a near neighbourhood. He expects his father is back, but, again, he is wrong.

Luckily, there is Milja, the blue eyes and fair hair girl, the one he falls in love with. He will enjoy a summer holiday with her, living at his dreamed house, on the lake shore. When his memories of his father start to vanish, he unexpectedly comes to life.

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