Miro Gavran, writer

Happy Days

A novel, 100 pages

The heroes of this book are two eleven year old boys who are in the same class at school and are best friends.

One of them has only a father, and the other only a mother, his father having died when he was one year old. The two want to become more than friends, they would like to be brothers, and for that to happen the mother of one and the father of the other would have to marry each other. And they haven’t even met. And this is where the plot thickens.

The young heroes try to set up numerous opportunities for their parents to meet and get to know one another, and little by little, to lead them to the altar and the realisation of their dreams. This is a delightful and warm human story about children who want to have a whole family.

Happy days has gone through eight editions in Croatian
Happy Days won The Mato Lovrak prize for the best novel for children in 1995
Translated and published in English, Albanian and Slovenian