The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen
Twelve-year old Minou lives on an island with her father, a former circus performer and his dog, and a priest. It is a small island so when her mother disappears it is assumed that she was taken by the sea. Minou refuses to believe that her mother is dead. When the body of a boy washes up on their shore everything changes for Minou.
This is a short fable that debates whether life is better led by one’s creative and imaginative side or philosophical and logical side. An answer is not clearly given, but both sides argue out well through the narrative.