Authors flecha Cecil Bodker
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CECIL BODKER
Biography

Cecil Bodker was born in Fredericia (Denmark) in 1927. She spent her childhood working in the field together with her five brothers. When she was young she stopped doing agricultural tasks and became a goldsmith. Later, she started her literary career with the publishing of poems, novels, stories and scripts for radio and television. She has been awarded with several important prizes (Critics Award, Otto Benzon and Luisiana Prize). In 1976 she received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, which is considered to be the highest award in children and young adults’ literature).

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MARIA'S SON
CECIL BODKER

Maria, a girl from Nazareth, gets pregnant under unusual circumstances. Her parents don’t understand her explanations and they put heavy pressure on her in order to make her go out of their home, of their village, to have the baby. Her boyfriend, Joseph, decides, in spite of the multiple strains and pressures of their environment, to go with Maria in a journey. A journey that will end in a runaway to another country, where people have a different religion, they speak a different language and they have different habits. 

Maria and Joseph will live happy in the exile, together with their little baby Jesus.

However, homesickness will make them go back to their village. She wants, above all, her son to be a “normal boy”. Joseph wishes to have his own carpentry studio.

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