What Happened to Stephan?

March 1, 2019


“One morning in that second-floor apartment, a boy named Stephan woke up in his room. In fact, he used to be a boy before he woke up, because when he got up from his bed, he was completely different from all the other boys. Stephan discovered this when he took a few steps and looked at the mirror hanging on the wall in his room …”

An exciting adventure filled with mystery and wondering for Stephan to discover what happened to him.

Three friends are involved in this mysterious incident. They have a role in everything that happens to him.

This story sheds light on the issue of bullying among friends in a neighborhood or school and presents different views to each of the characters through events of excitement, mystery and sense of humor.




A fun-filled mystery with important life lessons…

Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews

More often than not children relate themselves with the characters of a good story. In such circumstances, reading fiction can help them to get inspiration from the characters. These stories often portray real life implications through anecdotes, and as such makes it easier for them to understand the complex aspects of life. Moreover, reading these stories at regular intervals can actually help them to develop a positive outlook towards life, which eventually proves beneficial for good character development.

‘What Happened to Stephan?’ is a delightful and charming book for the younger reader. I read it with my grandkids and they loved not only the story, but also the amazing illustrations by Charlotte Shama. I thought the text and illustrations worked very well together.

Author Haifa Swarka writes in a wonderful, simple and imaginative style that will guarantee the attention of young minds. If you ever wanted to bond even more with your children or grandchildren, this would be a lovely story to share with them.

It seems to me that this book was created with a lot of love and joy and it’s clear that the author really enjoys creating such wonderful stories. Thank you for sharing with us the gift that you have obviously worked so hard to refine. We’ll be looking forward to seeing what’s coming next. A well-deserved five stars from us!


Haifa Swarka is a writer with a degree in Comparative Literature.
She participated in many writing workshops as a researcher and later as a writer of children literature. While researching children literature she found herself inspired to write stories for children.

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