Children’s book

Happy Days

Two best friends, both eleven years old, dream of becoming brothers. To make it happen, they embark on a heartwarming mission to bring their single parents together, setting the stage for an enchanting story of children yearning for a complete family.


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 realization 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 eleven 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.

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