9 to 12

Guus Kuijer

The Book of Everything

Thomas’ neighbor of is an old witch who scares everyone to death. Tropical fish swim in the sewer system, and there is a crowd of frogs banging on the front door… At least this is how 9-year-old Thomas sees it. However, these oddities do not appear to anyone but him. Thomas writes down everything in his diary: the Book of Everything. It soothes him when his father hits him or when the angels start to mourn for his mother. Writing gives him strength and helps him to become what he always wanted to be… a happy boy.