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CAPPELEN DAMM AGENCY

Rights Catalogue 2010 CHILDREN’S BOOKS


Published by CAPPELEN DAMM AS www.cappelendamm.no Layout: Miriam Edmunds Print: Livonia Sia ISBN: 978-82-02-32981-5 © CAPPELEN DAMM AS 2010


CONTENTS ▶ CONTACT 4 FICTION ▶ PICTURE BOOKS 6 ▶ ILLUSTRATED BOOKS 25 ▶ FIRST READERS 37 ▶ YOUNG ADULTS AND CROSSOVER 47 ▶ SERIES 57 NON-FICTION 63 ▶ AUTHOR INDEX 69


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CAPPELEN DAMM AGENCY Cappelen Damm is Norway’s largest Publishing House, publishing approximately 1300 titles a year, within the genres of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Cappelen Damm’s list of children’s books authors includes Johan Harstad, Thorbjørn Egner, Iben Sandemose, Stian Hole, Erlend Loe and Fam Ekman. We also have a strong list of fiction in translation, which includes JK Rowling, Markus Zusak, Sonya Hartnett, Darren Shan, Christopher Paolini and Eoin Colfer. Cappelen Damm is owned jointly by Bonnier and Egmont, each of which owns 50%. Cappelen Damm Agency represents the rights of all of the authors in this catalogue. The Agency is responsible for all foreign book rights, as well as rights for TV, film, radio, anthologies, electronic media, etc. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the authors and the sales of foreign rights. We look forward to speaking to you.


PICTURE BOOKS

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FOR AGES 2–5 YEARS

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Marianne Nygård and Jørgen Due Nordlie

Iver and the Cave Iver og hulen

This is the second book about Iver, Rabbit and little Blue. The three are having a great time playing ball, until Iver kicks it so high and so far that it disappears among the trees. They search through bushes deep into the forest. Suddenly Rabbit calls out to the other two. He has found an entrance to a dark cave! Could the ball have rolled inside? And if it did, who will dare to go into the cave to get it?

Marianne Nygård (1971–) graduated from Norway’s National Arts Academy and studied at the Winchester School of Art in England. She is an artist and illustrator.

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Academy. He lives in Oslo and works with graphic design and illustration.

▶ BACK LIST Iver does some baking Iver baker Iver and little Blue are going to Rabbit’s birthday party. Iver wants to bake the best cake in the world made with everything the guests like. But perhaps oranges and fish do not go very well in an apple cake! A lovely story about Iver who wants to do so much.

’… a humorous and pleasurable reading experience.’ FORELDRE & BARN

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FOR AGES 4–8 YEARS

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Fam Ekman

Cloth Stoff

Fam Ekman’s books are treasured worldwide. Now she has created a hilarious picture book based on an old Swedish fairytale. A little man goes to the tailor with a measure of cloth. He wants a coat, but the fabric never becomes quite what the man has imagined. Imaginative illustrations from one of our foremost picture book artists.

Fam Ekman (1946–) is known for her artistic illustrations. She studied at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and The Faculty of Design and Arts. Her books have been collectors’ items among art-lovers for some time. Ekman has received a number of prizes, including the Art Book Prize in 2003, the Riksmål Prize in 2007 and the Critics Award in 2008.

Jan-Kåre Øien and Siri E. Mohr

Coastal Pilot Reinert

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An activity book full of tasks and games that build upon the popular books about Coastal Pilot Reinert. In Coastal Pilot Reinert’s Activity Book there is chance aplenty to make, play and learn. This is the eighth book about Coastal Pilot Reinert.

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Jan-Kåre Øien (1950–) is a renowned and popular illustrator. He sketches, paints and works as a graphic designer. But his favorite activity is illustrating children’s books.

Siri E. Mohr (1950–) has previously authored seven books in the popular Coastal Pilot Reinert series.

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FOR AGES 4–8 YEARS

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Ragnar Aalbu

Harry and Roger’s Adventure Harry og Roger på tur Harry Horn and Roger Marten discover a book filled with strange pictures and stories from far away places. Could it be that some of the things in the book are real? They decide they want to discover the truth about the world for themselves and they head toward the railway station. Many were charmed by the two friends they met in the first book Harry and Roger. Many more will be even more taken with Harry and Roger’s Adventure!

’Ragnar Aalbu is a master writer and illustrator.’ DAGBLADET

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Ragnar Aalbu (1966–) has a graduate degree from Norway’s National Arts Academy and

is a popular picture book illustrator. He received the Ministry for Culture and Church Affairs’ Literary Award for a first novel in 2004. His work has also been featured in solo exhibitions.

▶ BACK LIST Harry and Roger Harry og Roger It’s a story about two good friends, Harry Horn and Roger Marten who look forward and dream about everything they’re going to do later. In the winter they dream about the summer and hot weather, and in the summer they dream about snow and a world without mosquitoes. The text is simple, slightly philosophical and will appeal to both children and adults. A lot can be read between the lines, although at the same time, a child of three can easily understand and enjoy the story.

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’From the beginning and throughout the book it is clear that there is a concept at play – and brilliantly played out – by both texts and illustrations.’ VG


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Anna Bache-Wiig and Lisa Aisato N’jie Solberg

Don Fridtjof Don Fridtjof

Spoilt and grumpy Fridtjof the cat is tricked up a tree by none other than a little mouse! There he sits, in the rain and dark, whilst father can’t think where he could have disappeared. Perhaps Fridtjof will learn something about life perched up there? Or perhaps nothing at all? Will he ever find his way down?

Anna Bache-Wiig (1975–) is an established actor

and has had many film and theatre roles. She debuted as an author in 2003 with the critically acclaimed novel Det aller fineste. Don Fridtjof is her first chidren’s book.

Lisa Aisato (1981–) is an illustrator, author and artist. She is best known for her

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children’s book Mine to oldemødre published in the fall of 2008. In the fall of 2009 she began as an illustrator for Dagbladet Magasinet.

Per Olav Kaldestad and Hilde Kramer

Crows’ Beaks and Crows’ Feet Med kråkenebb og kråkeføter Playful and serious poems in celebration of birds, animals and other wonderful creatures. Here is an array of frisky, playful, disgusting and secretive animals. Hilde Kramer’s illustrations are inspired by Japanese woodblock painting, making for a beautiful book of art with humorous intervals.

Per Olav Kaldestad (1947–) debuted in 1973 and has written books in all genres for children and adults. He is educated at degree level and is now a full time author.

Hilde Kramer (1960–) is educated in visual communication at both the Oslo National

Academy of the Arts and Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, and has studied creative communication at Akershus University College. She has illustrated many children’s books in addition to writing the text for two of her own books.

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FOR AGES 5–10 YEARS

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Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus

Mrs Plum’s Secret

Hemmeligheten til fru Plomme Mrs Plum’s Secret is a magical storybook about an extraordinary lady and an ordinary girl. Everyone knew the nice Mrs Plum, but only little Lucia knew her secret. A terrible secret, Mrs Plum thought. A fantastic secret, thought Lucia. And nothing will ever be the same.

Gro Dahle (1962–) writes for both children and adults. As a children’s book writer she

is known for her poetic books on themes that are often given little attention. Her poetry collections Regnværsgåter and Hundre tusen timer have solid places in the canon of modern Norwegian poetry. She has also published novels and short stories.

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Svein Nyhus (1962–) is an artist and children’s book author. He has won a number of

awards, among them the Brage Prize and the Award for the Year’s Most Beautiful Picture Book. He is recognized for the illustrations he has done for books by Gro Dahle and also for Princess Märtha Louise’s book Hvorfor de kongelige ikke har krone på hodet.

▶ BACK LIST Gentle Snill Lucy is a very, very gentle little girl. She is so gentle that one day she disappears. Far, far away. Into the walls. She is so quiet and nice that no-one can see her anymore. Neither her mother and father, nor her classmates and teacher. Winne r

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Fortunately Lussi is strong enough to find a way to be visible – showing others that gentle girls must take responsibility and find their own way. Rights sold to: INDIA, POLAND and SWEDEN


Roy Roy The dog named Roy dies one day and it is difficult for the little boy who lives in his house to understand. There is no more scratching at the door. No barking. The hall is empty and the house is quiet. Something is missing. Roy is missing. But where is Roy now? Is he lying under the ground? Is he in Dog Heaven? Or maybe he has become a ghost? The dog Roy is gone forever. But maybe he is still here after all?

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Angry Man Sinna mann Angry Man is a hopeful picture book about difficult living conditions that takes a serious look at the vulnerability of children in a adult world, sending an important message out to children whose lives resemble Boj’s: You are not alone. It is not your fault. You should tell somebody you trust. Because it doesn’t have to be that way. Suitable for children from 5 years old, as well as parents, teachers, psychologists, family counsellors and other adults who relate to parents and children. Rights sold to: ICELAND, SWEDEN and TAIWAN

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FOR AGES 5–99 YEARS

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Henrik Hovland and Torill Kove

Johannes Jensen Experiences A Miracle

Johannes Jensen opplever et mirakel Johannes Jensen knows that Frida has a secret. But she won’t tell him what it is. Eventually he understands that the secret is in Frida’s belly. She’s going to have a baby. While Johannes Jensen sits on his bench in Frogner park, Dr. Fjeld comes by. And together they discover what Johannes Jensen has to do to be a good father. Rights sold to: DENMARK

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‘These books are a comfort for all of us who wrestle with our inner crocodiles, awkward and lonely as we often are.’ VÅRT LAND

Henrik Hovland (1965–) has been a lumberjack, security guard, journalist, investigator, election observer, travel guide, deckhand and construction worker. He debuted with the short story collection Hvit mann in 1989.

Torill Kove (1958–) has illustrated the Johannes Jensen books and has published two of

her own children’s books – one of which, Den danske dikteren, was the basis for the Oscarwinning animated film of the same name in 2007.

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Johannes Jensen Feels Different Johannes Jensen føler seg annerledes

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Johannes Jensen is a crocodile that works in a tax office. He feels different and tries to find out why. Could it be that he wears a bow tie rather than a tie? Or because he has a tail? He ties up his tail but this leads to trouble balancing. He falls and hits himself and ends up at the emergency ward. There he meets Doctor Fjeld. This is a turning point for Johannes Jensen… Rights sold to: DENMARK, PALESTINIAN TERRITORY and RUSSIA

Johannes Jensen Falling in Love Johannes Jensen og kjærligheten Johannes falls in love with Frida. He’s never seen anything as beautiful as her. But Frida is a sociable lady who, amongst other things, goes tango dancing and Johannes Jensen knows that what he feels in his heart is both love and jealousy. What happens to this feeling? Rights sold to: DENMARK

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FOR AGES 5–99 YEARS

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Stian Hole

Garmann’s Secret Garmanns hemmelighet Garmann thinks about the twins, Hanne and Johanne, how similar they are and yet so different. Hanne is nasty and teases the others. Johanne is nice and exciting to be with. She tells Garmann about a secret place that only the two of them share, a secret forest hideaway that they play in together. They draw with their fingers on each other’s backs, and Johanne confides that she sleeps with the light on. For a moment, time stands still. With sensitivity, Stian Hole portrays first love.

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Garmann’s Secret is the third book about Garmann. For the first, Garmann’s Summer, Stian Hole was awarded the Brage Prize, and was the first Nordic author ever to receive the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2007. The second, Garmann’s Street, was awarded the Nordic Association of School Librarians Children’s Literature prize in 2009. In 2009 Garmann’s Summer received the Mildred L. Batchelder Award, announced by the Amercian Library Association and it also won the French Prix Sorciere for best album of the year 2008.

Stian Hole (1969–) is a reputed illustrator and an author. This year’s publication is his third picture book.

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Garmanns sommer Summer is nearly over and Garmann is going to start school. Garmann is dreading it, and he tries to find out if adults dread doing things, too, while he’s seeing if he’s got a loose tooth. Garmann thinks about life and death, the present and the future. «What do you want to be when you grow up?» Aunt Augusta whispers to him. «A sword-swallower,» Garmann answers. This is an unusual and nice story in words and pictures by Stian Hole.

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‘Let it be said straight away: this is a lovely book! It feels good to hold it, it is beautiful to look at, and the story touches your heart.’ DRAMMENS TIDENDE on Garmanns sommer

▶ BACK LIST Garmann’s Street Garmanns gate Garmann has now started at school and the world seems even more unsafe. ‘Are you a wimp? Light it!’ says the horrible Rolf to Garmann. The grass fire at the stamp man’s house is put out and Garmann realises that friendships are made when you least expect it. Rights sold to: DENMARK, FRANCE, POLAND, RUSSIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN and UNITED STATES

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armann klatrer opp i plomm tantene skryter av den bugnenetreet og hører hvordan de hagen. De slår henden sammen, snakker i munne e n fra blomst til blomst. «Du på hverandre og virrer som bier har sannelig grønne fingre!» de til Garmanns mamma, og pappa sier at «nå får du sier kinnene også.» Voksne snakker roser i så rart. Blomst er har navn som gamle damer, tenker Garman n «Gladioler, Lobelia, Georgi mens han hører på tantene: ne, Krysantemum, Tagetes og Petunia», sier de. I høst skal Garmann og pappa lage et herbarium.

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FOR AGES 6–10 YEARS

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Pål Eikenes

Who’s Picking on Ronny Rat? Hvem bøller med Rånni Råtte? Ronny Rat is back, and this time ventures into a scary house full of bats, spiderwebs and… bank robbers?! Humour and suspense for the youngest readers from this playful picture book that also includes fun activities and simple sums.

Pål Eikenes (1972–) has experience within advertising, illustration and graphic design. He works in Bergen as an illustrator, comic book artist and graphic designer.

FIC TION ▶ BACK LIST Ronny Rat's Wild Day Rånni Råttes ville dag Ronni Rat has not done his maths homework and leaves home for school. On a wild journey through town he finds both delight and danger. With colourful pages and incredibly funny characters, first-time writer Pål Eikenes appeals to both younger and adult readers with his clever humour. An educational book for everyone who likes simple sums and finding hidden things.

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FOR AGES 8–99 YEARS

Gravenstein Gravenstein Gravenstein is an exciting book about apples. The book is small, thick and yellow – just like a delicious, juicy apple. But frightening things are happening too. Miss and The Elephant boy, whom we met in Øyvind Torseter’s previous books, are here as well. An original picture book by one of our foremost illustrators.

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Øyvind Torseter

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’… A fantastically beautiful, funny and scary little yellow book. … Equally as entertaining for big and small alike.’ HAMAR ARBEIDERBLAD

Avstikkere. He co-authored and illustrated several other books and won many awards – the most recent being the 2008 BolognaRagazzi Award and the Award for The Year’s Most Beautiful Book for Avstikkere.

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Øyvind Torseter (1972–) has written and illustrated Klikk, For en neve havre and

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Bologna Ragazzi Award 2008

Detours is an art book and an adventure book. It is neither a typical children’s book nor a typical adult’s book, but it is suitable for children who like to look at pictures and use their imagination. There is no on-going story, but the book has five parts, each with its own story. In addition every picture is a story in itself. Rights sold to: FRANCE

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FOR AGES 4–8 YEARS

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Tor Åge Bringsværd and Anne G. Holt

Karsten and Petra in the Country Karsten og Petra. Livet på landet Karsten and Petra visit an organic farm. Here they meet Jason the dog, Bruse the goat and Bjørnar the pig. They learn about work on the farm and get to join in with milking and egg collecting. There are 23 books about Karsten and Petra. The series is sold to DENMARK

Tor Age Bringsværd (1939–) has received many awards, as a writer and as a playwright.

His works have been translated into 23 languages and his theatrical works have been staged in 12 countries. Bringsværd writes for all ages.

Anne G. Holt (1961–) graduated from Westerdal’s Advertising School and the Oslo

National Academy of Art. She has worked as an illustrator since 1986. She has illustrated the popular Karsten and Petra books since they were introduced in 1992.

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FOR AGES 2–5 YEARS

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Tor Åge Bringsværd and Anne G. Holt

Cocos and the Little Troll Kokos og trollungen

Cocos is the world’s smallest elephant, and as Petra’s cuddly friend, Cocos has won everyone’s heart. One night the telephone rings. It is Mother Troll. She and Cocos are good friends and now she needs help. One of the eleven little trolls is missing. “Come right away!” says Cocos. Together with Bassa, they go to help Mother Troll. The book is constructed of thick paperboard, with windows and tabs. Now also as a cuddly toy.

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‘It is absolutely appropriate for small children who are just building a vocabulary, but the four-year old that this reviewer observed, obviously enjoyed the book’s small details as she puzzled over what went where.’ STAVANGER AFTENBLAD

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FOR AGES 3–6 YEARS

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Filmkameratene A/S

Elias and the Fishing Contest Elias og fiskekonkurransen It’s time for the annual fishing contest in Lunvik. Everyone is certain that Tråle will reign triumphant this year, just like every other, but unexpected things happen when a fire starts in Lunvik. This is the ninth book in the series about Elias.

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FOR AGES 3–6 YEARS

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Terje Formoe and Egil Nyhus

Pinky and Sunniva in Captain Sabretooth’s World Pinky og Sunniva i Kaptein Sabeltanns verden Pinky can’t find peace in Luna Bay until he discovers what has happened to his father. Together with Sunniva, he travels to The Invisible Realm. There they experience a high-spirited reunion with old friends, but can Captain Sabretooth and Long-Finger help Pinky to find his father? This is the eleventh book in the series about Captain Sabretooth.

Sabretooth, created and performed by Formoe himself. Captain Sabretooth and his men feature on video, cds and in books – not to mention their popular outdoor shows at the Kristiansand Zoo.

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Terje Formoe (1949–) is known to Norwegian children of all ages as the character Captain

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ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

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Come along and join us in the fantastic world of Thorbjørn Egner! No other books have left such an impression on children growing up in Norway as these books have; the songs, the texts and the characters have become national institutions. And because Thorbjørn Egner was both the illustrator and the writer, the relationship between the pictures and texts is bound in a very special way. Very few authors get closer to the child’s imagination than Egner does. Caries and Bacties has also been immortalized in Ivo Caprino’s puppet film, and a full-scale Cardamom Town has been built at Kristiansand Zoo.

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Not only are Egner’s stories performed on stage in many countries, his books have, to date, been translated into 19 languages. And despite being published more than 50 years ago, they are still as popular as ever.

’The brilliance of Egner comes from his ability to tell his stories in such a way that children can understand and fantasize about them. The fantastic and adventurous tales are stamped with a naïve and authentic label.’ TORDIS ØRJASÆTER ON EGNER’S AUTHORSHIP

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Tommy og Elefanten (Tommy and the Elephant) Karius og Baktus (Caries and Bacties) Kaptein Sorte-Bill og 40 andre kjente Egner-viser (Captain Black-Bill and 40 Other Favourite Egner Songs) Jumbo som dro ut i verden (Jumbo’s Journey through the World) Telle-boka (The Book of Counting) Ole Jakop på bytur (Ole Jakob Goes to Town) Klatremus og de andre dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen (Klatremus and the Other Animals in the Hakkebakke Forest) Da Per var ku (When Per was a Cow) Musikantene kommer til byen (The Band Comes to Town) Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by (When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town)


Klatremus and the Other Animals in the Hakkebakke Forest Klatremus og de andre dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen The Hakkebakke Forest is a small world which, in many ways, resembles our own bigger world. Klatremus and Morten and Daddy Ted and Mikkel and all the others in the forest are animals and look like animals too, but they also wear clothes and walk on two legs and live in houses, and remind us a lot of people in what they do and say, and how they think. Also in the Hakkebakke Forest is, as it is with us in the big world, a desire for peace and safety and respect for everyone.

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FOR AGES 2–8 YEARS

Caries and Bacties Karius og Baktus

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This is the story about two tiny folks, Caries and Bacties, living in the teeth of a boy called Jens. As long as he only brushes his teeth every fortnight and eats white bread with syrup, the trolls are enjoying their happy days in the teeth. They even build a new house with an underground tunnel to the old house. Suddenly they hear Jens cry out in pain. He has a terrible tooth ache. Caries and Bacties can hear Jens’ mother insist on him brushing his teeth, and the happy days are threatened. Then one day Jens goes to the dentist…

When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town Folk og røvere i Kardemomme By Cardamom Town is a somewhat different town than we are used to. Here we meet both donkeys and camels in the streets – and maybe even a lion? The head of police Bastian is keeping the town safe and sound, but does not like to arrest anyone. Old and wise Tobias in the tower is predicting the weather, and Auntie Sophie is taking care of little Camomile. Syversen is driving the tram between the town’s two stops while he is singing for the passengers. But be aware! Just outside Cardamom the three robbers called Kasper, Jesper and Jonathan live!

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FOR AGES 5+

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Erlend Loe

Kurt Turns Holy Kurtby Illustrated by Kim Hiorthøy

Kurt and his family are on vacation in their fork truck. They are going to Finland. But since Kurt thinks that “maps are for wimps”, he gets lost and winds up in a river. The river takes them to Kurt City, where members of a cult called the Ping Pong Church live. The sect has just lost their pastor and they appoint Kurt as their new leader. Kurt turns Holy is the fifth installment in Erlend Loe and Kim Hiorthøy’s extremely popular series about the fork truck driver Kurt.

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’This fall’s most important children’s book for adults.’ DAGBLADET

Erlend Loe (1969–) is one of Norway’s best-selling authors. He made his literary début

with Tatt av kvinnen in 1993. His break-through, both in Norway and internationally, came with the publication of his second novel Naiv.Super. in 1996. His 2004 novel Doppler was critically acclaimed for its depiction of the modern man.

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Kim Hiorthøy is a popular artist who has illustrated many books and made a number of book jackets.


The Fish Fisken Kurt is a fork truck driver. Every day he drives his truck down at the docks, and he lifts boxes weighing more than a thousand kilos. Besides, Kurt has a moustache, a lovely wife and three weird children. One day Kurt finds something strange on the peer. Something he has never seen before in his entire life. A giant fish! He brings it home on his truck, and together he and his family travel around the world eating from the fish.

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The fork truck driver Kurt has been a truck driver for many years. Almost since he was a little boy. One day Kurt saves a man who is sleep-walking from drowning. As a reward he gets a diamond the size of a football. But what do you need a diamond for? Kurt sells it and gets fifty million kroners. With all this money in the garage it is understandable that Kurt turns evil. It can happen to the best of them.

Kurt Quo Vadis? Kurt quo vadis? Kurt is overcome by an uncomfortable inferiority complex. He quits his job in order to do something with his life. He wants to leave a trace after himself, and consequently decides to vacuum clean the whole world to make it all neat and tidy. Unfortunately, Kurt’s idea is not as good as he anticipated, and gradually he grows increasingly confused. But with the help of his youngest son Bud, it all turns out quite well in the end.

Kurt Racks his Brain Kurt koker hodet Kurt has driven forklifts at Gunnar’s docks for years and years. But all the boats have stopped coming, ever since a brand new harbour was constructed nearby. Now, Kurt and Bud are hired to polish containers there. One day they hear strange noises. A whole bunch of people suddenly appear from one of the containers, looking like they come from all over the place. And there are serious problems, especially for Kurt and Anne-Lise. Little Bud, however, falls in love!

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FOR AGES 5–9 YEARS

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Bjørn F. Rørvik

Spottyitis Prikkesyken

Illustrated by Per Dybvig

The fox and piglet are playing doctor. The piglet thinks that the patient ought to have a treat. The fox sorts him out by spotting a rare illness before sending him off with a prescription. Soon the piglet is on his way to the cow to collect his medicine! This is the tenth book about the fox and the piglet.

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Bjørn F. Rørvik (1964–) has worked extensively with film and video projects for the

business sector, and for children. He studied media in Volda, with a specialization in film and television. His first children’s book was published in 1996.

Per Dybvig (1964–) is an illustrator and one of our foremost children’s book artists. He has received many awards for his drawings and his work has been featured in solo exhibitions. In 2005 he and Bjørn Rørvik were co-recipients of Ministry for Culture and Church Affairs’ Literary Award for their Fox and Piglet books.

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FOR AGES 7–10 YEARS

Bendik & Maria The Championship Mesterskapet Illustrated by Bo Gaustad

It is the track and field athletics championship and Maria is hoping to win the running competition. But what will Bendik put himself forward for? The high jump, perhaps? Maria’s mum has finally come home, but Maria doesn’t want to move back to where they lived before her mother became ill. Bendik and Maria have to make a plan!

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Sverre Henmo

This is the fifth book in the series about Bendik and Maria.

literary début in 1999 with Sammen er vi én og én. Since then he has written several books for children and youths.

Bo Gaustad (1946–) is a noted illustrator of children’s books.

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Sverre Henmo (1968–) has a university degree in Sociology and lives in Oslo. He made his

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FOR AGES 7–11 YEARS

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Rune Belsvik

Stories About Jolver Forteljingar om Jolver Illustrated by Kari Stai

Jolver has thought a lot about the world and the world of adults. He knows that when they whisper they are talking about something important. He knows that Johnny is dangerous when he is out walking his dog. But is he always dangerous? We follow Jolver through eight tales – listening to his thoughts, living his daily life – a life that is uniquely his and yet familiar to us.

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’A lovely portrayal of the bright mind of a child that ponders life’s big questions, such as ‘Am I changing all the time?’ BARNEBOKKRITIKK

’Belsvik sees children as they are, and manages to formulate their feelings about the world they live in – or how we think they experience it, in any case.’ DAGBLADET

▶ BACK LIST The Thief Tjuven Jolver is bored. He goes to see Bob, but hopes Bob’s cousin isn’t there. Bob’s cousin sometimes won’t let Jolver play with them. Today he asks Jolver to come with them into the shed. ‘But why should I go into the shed?’ asks Jolver. Bob tells Jolver he is going to see something nice. It’s a magazine with naked ladies. Jolver has never seen anything so wonderful.

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FOR AGES 5–8 YEARS

The Enormous, Slightly Cool Foolfart Book Den kjempestore småstilige Dustefjert-boka Illustrated by Turi Frantze Lauenborg

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Rune Belsvik’s books about Foolfart have been compared to Winnie-the-Pooh – and that is not difficult to understand. While Winnie-thePooh has his Hundred Meter Woods, Foolfart lives near a stream along with many different characters. The little country along the stream is a place where there are little events and big ideas. The smallest incident can lead to the biggest commotion. But most days Foolfart skips stones in the water and talks to the ducklings. Piper chops wood. Windbag has wet feet. Doughboy bakes biscuits. Octavia sings and dreams of having a sweetheart. Deep in the woods is a quail keeping a rock warm in her nest. And suddenly the duckling has grown so he is able to run around on his own.

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Rune Belsvik’s stories about Foolfart and his neighbors belong among the classics of Norwegian children’s literature. The books are especially suitable for reading aloud.

Rune Belsvik (1956–) is a versatile, highly valued and popular writer of a long line of

books for children, youth and adults. He made his literary début in 1979 and has received many awards over the years. He received the Ministry for Culture and Church Affairs’ Literary Award in 1994 and the Critic’s Award in 1996 for his Foolfart books.

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FOR AGES 8–12 YEARS

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Alf Kjetil Walgermo

Mummy and Daddy in Heaven Mor og far i himmelen Illustrated by Øyvind Torseter

Mummy and Daddy in Heaven is a unique book; poetic, bold, warm, wise and beautifully composed. A young girl has lost both her parents in a car accident. With a deeply serious subject as a starting point, the book dares to ask fundamental questions, formed as a prayer to God. This is a book about a great sorrow, but also a great faith: in angels, in eternal life, in God. And a book about a child’s religious wonder and doubt. How can God let terrible things happen?

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’… a well-suited read aloud book and a starting point for discussions with children. It is also a good read for grown-ups.’ LITTERATURAVISEN BOKSTAVER

Alf Kjetil Walgermo (1977–) made his literary début in 2007 with Keegan og sjiraffen. Walgermo is as a culture journalist for the daily newspaper Vårt Land.

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Avstikkere. He co-authored and illustrated several other books and won many awards – the most recent being the 2008 BolognaRagazzi Award and the Award for The Year’s Most Beautiful Book for Avstikkere.


FOR AGES 8–14 YEARS

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Grete Salomonsen Hynnekleiv

Yohan the Child Wanderer Yohan barnevandrer The book is based on a family film. We follow Yohan, forced to leave his family and walk together with a lot of poor children to another village to find work. The book is interspersed with stunning pictures from the film and tells the powerful story of reality for many poor children in the 1800s.

and has worked with music and film scripts, including drama and film workshops for children.

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Grete Salomonsen Hynnekleiv (1951–) is a degree level graduate in film production

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FIRST READERS is divided into three categories:

Min første leseløve (My first reading lion) is for

the youngest readers (ages 6+) who have learnt capital letters and read a bit, but not yet recognize lower case letters. These books make reading as easy as possible for new readers so that they can use their new knowledge to read a book alone. FORMAT: 165 x 240 MM FIC TION

Leseløve (Reading Lion) is easy to read with short

sentences and large font. Children ages 7+ can experience the pleasure of reading a whole book – unaided. FORMAT: 150 x 217 MM

Løve Pluss (Lion Plus) is a series for those who have progressed beyond the two first categories (ages 8+). The font is smaller and the text more comprehensive. FORMAT: 148 x 212 MM

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FOR AGES 6–9 YEARS

Puppy Practise Valpeskikk Illustrated by Eivind Gulliksen

Bjørnar’s sweet, little puppy Hjalmar has grown into an impudent little scamp. He simply has to go to dog school! There, Hjalmar is so out of control and badly behaved that Bjørnar is embarrassed. But they soon discover that Hjalmar can do more than simply being well behaved.

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Eldrid Johansen

This is the fourth book about Bjørnar and his puppy.

Musical Theater, and she also has a degree from the University of Oslo. She made her literary début in 2005 with Sara vil bli stjerne.

Eivind Gulliksen (1973–) made his literary début in Korea with Bud and the Nameless

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Eldrid Johansen (1973–) is a trained singer and actor from the Bårdar Academy of

Potato in 2002, which was chosen for the Bologna Bookfair Exhibition the same year. He works on a number of projects for Norway, Great Britain and Korea.

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’A hilarious and well-written story about what it’s like to have a pet.’ GUDBRANDSDØLEN DAGNINGEN about Lekkerbisk

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FOR AGES 6–9 YEARS

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Øistein Hølleland

Sindre and Selma Take the Train Sindre og Selma tar toget Illustrated by Julia Mordvinova Gilje

New book about Sindre and Selma. They’re taking the train to Oslo to visit Sindre’s mother and Selma’s father – all by themselves. Well, Selma’s mother is sitting in another carriage, in any case! Sindre and Selma sit side by side the whole journey. This is the fourth book about Sindre and Selma.

Øistein Hølleland (1950–) has been a teacher for many years and Chairman of the FIC TION

Norwegian Association for Children and Young Adults Writers (1990–1996). Since 1997 he has been a full time writer and has published several collections of poetry, non-fiction books and a series of novels for children and young adults.

Julia Mordvinova Gilje (1978–) is a versatile artist. She attained the highest education from St. Petersburg in Russia, and works with both oil paintings and graphics.

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FOR AGES 7–10 YEARS

Hop In, Elise! Hopp i havet, Elise! Illustrated by Åshild Irgens

In the second book about Elise, a woman unexpectedly joins Elise and her father on a bathing trip. Who in the world is this woman? Elise thinks she is fat and odd. But then she discovers that the woman is her daddy’s new girlfriend. And he hadn’t said a word about her!

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Hans Sande

Hans Sande (1946–) is a writer and a psychiatrist. He has published several books for

Åshild Irgens (1976–) graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and is an

award-winning illustrator of several children’s books. Her works have been bought by the National Library.

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both adults and children. Sande is best known for his picture books and has received many awards for his writing.

▶ BACK LIST Er du blind i dag, Elise? Are you Blind, Elise? Elise is going to visit her grandfather’s grave. It is a warm summer day and she runs down the street, bumping into a man who yells, “Are you blind?” Elise is frightened, but then gets an idea. She goes back home to get her grandfather’s dark glasses. She uses a white stick that her father had set in the garden to train the flower bushes as a cane. Then she sets out again. This is about grief, expressing grief and working through it. Rights sold to: DENMARK

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FOR AGES 7–10 YEARS

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Lars Mæhle

Fumblefield FC – The Local Decider Knoterud FK – Lokaloppgjøret Illustrated by Steinar Moldestad

This is the classic tale of a local derby between Fumblefield and the snobs from Swell City. But someone has stolen Sahir’s lucky gloves! Swell City is the prime suspect, naturally. Things don’t get any better when they discover that the referee is half deaf and semi-blind, not to mention his combover…

Lars Mæhle (1971–) made his literary début in 2002 with a young adult novel, FIC TION

Keeperen til Tunisia, which was named the best children and young adult book by the website www.poeten.no. He has since published several critically acclaimed books for both children and young adults.

Steinar Moldestad (1981–) is an art director and works as a freelancer. He has illustrated a line of children’s books.

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FOR AGES 7–10 YEARS

Taekwondo is not for Sissies Taekwondo er ikke for feiginger Illustrated by Philip Hauglin

Er ikke for feiginger

Sluggen lives with his wayward uncle, and is enchanted by Enia. Everyone thinks he is the naughtiest boy in his class. When things are pinched from the cloakroom, everyone assumes Sluggen is behind it. He, Enia and his little brother Truls employ all their cunning in attempting to discover the true culprit.

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Lise Blomquist

Lise Blomquist (1957–) is the author of books for children and teenagers as well as adults.

Philip Hauglin (1975–) is an illustrator. He studied at Oslo National Academy of Arts.

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She has trained in sundry fighting sport areas since the age of 13 and holds a black belt in taekwondo.

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FOR AGES 7–10 YEARS

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Jon Ewo

Goo and the Raven of Misfortune Guggen og mysteriet med ulykkesravnen Illustrated by Reidar Kjelsen

The rat detectives Gina and Goo want to solve the case of the diamond thefts. Things certainly aren’t easy when Goo has to fight against the dangerous raven of misfortune and Gina disappears without a trace. Only the most levelheaded rat can solve the mystery, and to do so Gina and Goo must risk life and limb. This is the fifth book about Goo.

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Jon Ewo (1957–) has worked as a consultant, editor, writer, author and publisher. His first

book for young adults was published in 1992. He has also written children’s books and crime fiction. All of his books are filled with a generous dose of humor.

Reidar Kjelsen (1970–) has a graduate degree from The State Handicraft and Industrial

Art Academy in Oslo. He works as an illustrator and is the author of several children’s books.

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FOR AGES 7–10 YEARS

The Dog Hunden

Illustrated by Bendik Kaltenborn

Robert and Daddy celebrate Christmas in the Canary Islands. Margrethe and her mother stays at the same hotel, and together they rent a car and goes to a smaller village. One evening they hear terrible noises coming from up in the mountains. Inside a deserted house they find a starving puppy that Robert names Ninja and begins to look after. If only Ninja could come back home with them to Norway! Could it be possible?

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Sverre Knudsen

Sverre Knudsen (1955–) is the author of several books for children and adults. Bendik Kaltenborn is an award winning designer and illustrator with an education from

Øistein Hølleland

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Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, and has a BA in Visual Communication at The National Academy of the Arts in Oslo.

The First Hurdle Den første hekken Illustrated by Jill Moursund

On the coffee table is a special pizza belonging to Mother’s boyfriend Erlend. And the Bislet Games are on the television. “So, you aren’t interested in athletics?” asks Erlend. “I noticed that you are very good at running.” And suddenly, just as the runners are nearing the third hurdle in the 100 meter race for women, I understand what I really want to do – to jump hurdles. A book full of speed and sports – and a reminder that it is possible to master a new skill.

Øistein Hølleland (1950–) has been a teacher for many years and Chairman of the

Norwegian Association for Children and Young Adults Writers (1990–1996). Since 1997 he has been a full time writer and has published several collections of poetry, non-fiction books and a series of novels for children and young adults.

Jill Moursund (1971–) is an illustrator with a graduate degree in visual communication from Oslo National Academy of Arts. She has illustrated a lot of books.

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FOR AGES 9–12 YEARS

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Ingeborg Dybvig

The Nobel Mystery Nobel-mysteriet Clara’s father is to photograph the Norwegian Nobel Prize winner, and with him she travels to Stockholm for the exciting event. But the winner is unexpectedly set upon and the Nobel Prize Medal stolen. Clara is under strict instructions not to play detective, but it’s impossible when a mysterious man keeps cropping up. This is the third book about Clara, who is involuntarily followed by mysterious situations whilst on trips with her father, but who takes her role as a detective very seriously and sorts things out in the end.

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Ingeborg Dybvig (1961–) is a journalist and has worked for many years in daily and

weekly papers. She ran her own production company for four years. She is now Head of Communication for a pharmaceutical company.

FOR AGES 11–14 YEARS

Geir Moseng

Everything Will Be Alright Alt skal bli bra Jarle is the new boy in class. The only one he has any contact with is Trygve, a lonely boy obsessed with ghosts and life after death. Jarle starts to experience unpleasant things. Can it have anything to do with Trygve, or is history catching up with him?

Geir Moseng (1962–) studied at the Faculty of Humanities at Oslo University, and is a 48

degree level candidate in IT at the Norwegian School of Information Technology. Moseng currently works as a publishing consultant. He is also a chess instructor.


FOR AGES 9–17 YEARS

The Last Magician Den siste magiker An innocent boyish prank proves to be the turning point in Simen Clausen’s life. The old man whose windowpane he smashed reveals himself to be a real magician, the last surviving magician in the world, no less. The end is approaching for him, and he needs a successor. The burden falls on Simen. The first book in a fantastic, new trilogy from the author behind the prize-winning series Alvetegnet (The Mystic Key).

writer.

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Sigbjørn Mostue (1969–) has a degree in the History of Ideas and works full time as a

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Sigbjørn Mostue

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FOR AGES 12–16 YEARS

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Simon Stranger

Barsakh

Emilie, Samuel and the Grand Canary

Barsakh Like most teenagers, Emilie is concerned about her appearance. Clothes, body and calories. But Emilie takes it even further. She works out every day and eats as little as possible. Every meal is a fight. Now Emilie and her family are going to spend the holidays on Gran Canaria. After lunch she sets out for a jog, while only a few kilometers away a boatful of African refugees washes ashore. Soon their paths will cross. For Emilie, the encounter with the refugees – their hunger and impoverishment – is a wakeup call and a turning point in her own life. Rights sold to: DENMARK, GERMANY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORY and SWEDEN

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’This novel reaches beyond the sometimes artificial genre which is the young adults novel. The book both can and should be read by everyone.’ DAGBLADET

’Rarely have we read a novel more engaging than Barsakh, in which the story is set on the Canary Islands, and where the author describes in a masterly way the encounter between the 15-year-old Norwegian girl Emilie and the 18-year-old illegal African immigrant Samuel from Ghana.’ CANARIPOSTEN

Simon Stranger (1976–) made his literary début as a children’s author with the picture

book Krusedullen in 2005. In 2006, Gjengangeren was awarded Riksmålsprisen. Stranger has also written two critically acclaimed novels for adults.

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FOR AGES 12–18 YEARS

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Tone Ørvik

Just for a Week Bare for en uke Christine’s parents are moving to Africa to help save the children in Sudan. Christine is against the idea because she doesn’t want to go to a boarding school in Africa. She wagers that she can live like the homeless children in Dublin for a week to prove that she is capable of taking care of herself. She believes that life on the streets will be about freedom, but over the course of the long and dramatic week she learns a lot about friendship, poverty and need.

’This is a well-written slice of reality in 159 pages.’ AFTENPOSTEN

glass artisan. Before devoting all her time to art, she worked as a writer and teacher.

FOR AGES 12–99 YEARS

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Tone Ørvik (1970–) has spent most of her adult life living abroad. She is a visual artist and

Øystein Runde

The Four Greats De Fire Store Illustrated by Geir Moen

Buck from the air and buck from the depths – Obstfelder’s vanished, despite searches length and breath! In Sigbjørn Obstfelder’s bedroom, the words “wrong planet” are scratched everywhere. At the same time, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson suspects that Henrik Ibsen didn’t die at all when he hopped down into a borehole in the North Sea, and to top it all, that all this is connected to a book by Ludvig Holberg – about a world in the centre of the earth!

Øystein Runde (1979–) is the man behind several series, including Bjartmann, Futen, Rundetid, Margarin and Soga about Olav Sleggja.

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FOR AGES 14–18 YEARS

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Live Bonnevie

Clan of the Horses Hestenes klan Bonnevie’s debut is a true page-turner whilst remaining a beautiful tribute to nature. It tells the story of a 17-year old girl and a horse, about survival and being torn apart, and of love and finding oneself, in spite of and not because of one’s parents.

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Live Bonnevie (1971–) has worked as script consultant in the movie business for ten

years. She has been around horses her whole life, and has always sought after interplay of pure, perfect balance. This is her first book.

’Grab the mane and hang on for the ride. Not since Anna Sewell penned the riveting pages of Black Beauty in 1877 has the horse's point of view been more faithfully presented. Live Bonnevie's Clan of the Horses carries the reader swiftly over one obstacle after another in this rugged, compelling story of a young woman's trip to maturity.’ LESLIE DESMOND, USA, AUTHOR, HORSE TRAINER, INTERNATIONAL CLINICIAN

’I was heavily inspired by Clan of the Horses. Inspired to ’remember’ how being together with horses can be.’ JASMIN SCHACHT, DENMARK, PROFESSIONAL HORSEMANSHIP TRAINER

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FOR AGES 14–18 YEARS

Sufficiently Beautiful Tilstrekkelig vakkert Johanne is ill and knows she’s going to die. Jenny does not have the will to live any longer. They write letters to each other, and through these letters we come to learn a lot about the two girls, of their thoughts, lives and dreams. This is a young adult novel that is difficult to put down.

alene. For her young adult novel, Å spise blomster til frokost (2002), she won the Brage Prize.

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Synne Sun Løes (1975–) is based in Oslo. She debuted in 1999 with the book Yoko er

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Synne Sun Løes

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’Definitely well written and very wise.’ ADRESSEAVISEN on Å spise blomter til frokost Rights sold to: REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Winner of the

Brage Priz e 2002

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FOR AGES 14–18 YEARS

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Johan Harstad

Darlah – 172 Hours on the Moon Darlah –172 timer på månen NASA holds a historic lottery for young people. The prize is a trip to the moon. The three winners Mia, Midori and Antoine all experience unexplainable events. And in a nursing home in Miami sits a man who was once in the American military. He can barely remember his own name. But he is certain that a new expedition to the moon could mean the end of everything… of Winne r

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Darlah – 172 Hours on the Moon is the story of three young people searching for something else, something new. But it is also a thriller. Rights sold to SWEDEN, THE FAROE ISLANDS, GERMANY, FRANCE AND THE NETHERLANDS

Johan Harstad (1979–) debuted with a short story collection, Herfra blir du bare eldre, FIC TION

in 2001. He has written short stories and plays, and his first novel Buzz Aldrin, hvor ble det av deg i alt mylderet? has been translated into ten languages. FOR AGES 14–18 YEARS

Taran L. Bjørnstad

DBU DBY

Six teenagers, one night and one party. Through wellsketched scenes, the reader gets a look at today’s teenagers and what their lives are about. DBU is about debuting, not only sexually, but in regards to drugs, drinking, violence and rape, pregnancy and death. It’s a jungle out there. A book that grabs you and won’t let you forget. Winne r

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‘Perfectly loony.’ DAGSAVISEN

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Oslo, and has a degree with the University of Oslo. She has previously published several books for children and young adults, among them, Salto and Flaut.


FOR AGES 14–18 YEARS

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Annette Münch

The Girl Code Jenteloven Without warning, Saga has to move from her father’s house to her mother’s. While she is getting accustomed to her new city life, she discovers that her father is missing. She finds companionship with a gang of tough girls who show her a life of excitement and risks. When the girls demand something of her in return, she realizes that they are governed by a set of rules and that breaking them brings on a punishment that could be catastrophic.

’... a disturbing novel for young adults.’ DAGBLADET

Annette Münch (1981–) has worked as a freelance journalist since she was 14 years old. FIC TION

Today she is the editor of Girls magazine. She made her literary début in 2006 with the young adults novel Kaoskrigeren, which won the Ministry for Culture and Church Affairs’ Literature Award for a first novel.

▶ BACK LIST The Chaos Warrior Kaoskrigeren The Chaos Warrior has been awarded the Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs’ 2006 First Book Award for Children and Young Adult Literature.

’Annette Münch’s debut is quite simply a wonderful book for teens. She has a solid grasp on something that is difficult to portray: the powerful aggression that is latent in many teenage minds…’  VG

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’A highly commendable series.’ DAGBLADET

’BLOODCURDLERS’ BLOODCURDLERS is nigthmarish reading for the most daring. Readers should check under their beds, have a flashlight within reach and be prepared for spinechilling tales. There is 15 Titles in this series. Awardwinning Norwegian authors: FIC TION

Arne Svingen (1967–) made his debut in 1999 with

the critically acclaimed novel Handlingens mann. Since then he has written a number of books for children, teens and adults, many of which have been translated.

Ingunn Aamodt (1965–) has a background as an art

teacher, but has worked full-time as a writer since 1998. Since her debut she has published several children’s books.

Jon Ewo (1957–) writes for children, teens and adults. He is the author of over 50 books, many of which have been translated.

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FOR AGES 9–14 YEARS

The Guard Vokteren

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Jon Ewo

A gang of teenagers are going around collecting “souvenirs”—trophies—that make them feel important. This is also how potential members of the gang are tested. They sneak out at night and into an abandoned industrial area where the hazing takes place. But what the kids don’t know, is that someone has an eye on the place. Someone who will not stop at nothing… 15 titles in this series.

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3 Friends 3 Venner

A young girl is found dead, floating in the little lake near Dypdal. She is naked and wrapped in plastic. The girl is one of four friends: Vilde, Benedicte, Nora and Trine. But which one is it? We turn the clock back three weeks and trace the steps leading to the murder. FIC TION

This is how the first book in Kjetil Johnsen’s edgy teen series begins – 21 days until one of them dies!

Book  1: Book  2: Book  3: Book  4: Book  5: Book  6: Book  7: Book  8: Book  9: Book  10:

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Et hull i sjelen (A Pierced Soul) Det farlige kysset (The Dangerous Kiss) Det som kommer til å skje (That Which Will Happen) Pakket i plast (Wrapped in Plastic) Til jord skal du bli (Earth to Earth) Morderen som gråt (The Killer Who Cried) Tilbake fra de døde (Back from the Dead) Et siste offer (A Last Victim) En morders ansikt (The Face of a Killer) De som lever videre (Those Who Are Still Alive)


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Rights sold to SWEDEN, DENMARK, FINLAND and THE FAEROE ISLANDS

Kjetil Johnsen (1966–) is an editor for Egmont Serieforlaget and has worked with comic series for over 20 years. His previous book series, Tusen Biter was published in 2002–2006 and has been sold to Denmark. He has also published more than 30 short stories in magazines and similar publications.

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FOR AGES 5–10 YEARS

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Anna Fiske

Fun Things You Can Make on Your Own Morsomme ting du kan lage selv A continuation of Big and Little Things to Make on Your Own (Små og store ting du kan lage selv). Here there are suggestions for cards, gifts, jewellery and much, much more, most of which can be made from bits and pieces you have at home. Everything is cheerfully explained and drawn. A staple book for home, school and nursery.

Anna Fiske (1964–) studied graphic design and illustration at Ölands Målarskola, and

Konstfackskolan in Stockholm. Since 1992, she has worked as an illustrator for comic books, children’s picture books and children’s magazines.

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FOR AGES 8–14 YEARS

Tor Edvin Dahl and Nils Håkon Nordberg

YOU are the Genius DU er geniet

A man is mysteriously found dead in a large shopping centre. The Young Genius helps the shop detective Ole Bøe in solving the mystery. In the first two chapters you get to know the Genius’ working methods, and thereafter it’s up to you. YOU are the Genius!

Tor Edvin Dahl (1943–) made his literary debut with the novel En sommer tung av regn in 1968. He has since published a number of novels, thrillers, children’s books, textbooks, nonfiction, radio dramas and plays for the stage and television. He translates books for children and adults.

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Nils Håkon Nordberg is a boardgame developer and author.


FOR AGES 12–18 YEARS

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Knut Lindh

Barack Obama

– The Way to the White House

Barack Obama When Barack Obama was a boy, he wrote school essays about his greatest dream: to become the President of the United States of America. This is a book about big dreams that beat the odds and become reality. We follow Obama from his early years in Hawaii through to his inauguration as the first black president of the USA.

Knut Lindh (1951–) has worked as journalist, publisher, translator and author. He has

written several books for both young people and adults, including Leiv Eriksson oppdager Amerika and Adolf Hitler.

Gone Fishin’!

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FOR AGES 12–18 YEARS

Arne Henning Grønlien

Fiskelykke The best and most complete fishing guide for children and young people, ever! Written with Norwegian conditions in mind, and with techniques and equipment that young fishers will especially love. Whether fishing in the sea, a river or a lake, with bait, reel, or flies, this book has everything the young sports fisher needs to know.

Handbo ok for Youn g Fishers

Arne Henning Grønlien (1966–) is educated in nature management and forestry as well as pedagogy and currently works as a teacher at primary level. Fish and sports fishing are his greatest passions.

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FOR AGES 8–15 YEARS

▶ NON-FICTION

Bjørn Ousland

With Nansen Toward The North Pole Nordover Illustrated by Bjørn Ousland

Midsummer Eve 1893, the cannons sound at Akershus fortress and the ship Fram sails into Oslo fjord. The ship is on its way to the North Pole and Fridtjof Nansen is on board. Ousland presents the relationships on board the Fram during the three-year expedition to the polar ice, and the dramatic attempt to reach the pole itself by ski and sled. The book includes everything from text and illustrations to cartoon strips.

NON-FIC TION

Bjørn Ousland

The Race To The South Pole Sydover Illustrated by Bjørn Ousland

The race to the South Pole was a dramatic thriller in which the powers of nature tested the powers of men, dogs and technology. In Ousland’s new book, we follow Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen’s parallel expeditions. Through illustrations and text we gain insight into how these men thought and what they went through. The death of Scott and his expedition team is both gripping and touching. And Amundsen’s triumph remains one of Norway’s greatest moments.

Bjørn Ousland (1959–) is a cartoonist, illustrator and author of children’s books. He has

received several awards for his illustrations and cartoons, and his lines are filled with humor.

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FOR AGES 6–12 YEARS

Animals in the Arctic Dyr i Arktis

In the Arctic, large areas are covered by ice and snow, and it is cold all year round. This is a collection of three books in the series about the animals of the Arctic. We follow the Svalbard rock ptarmigan, arctic fox and polar bear year round and learn how they cope in the harsh conditions.

▶ NON-FICTION

Kirsti Blom, Eva Fuglei, Kit M. Kovacs and Åshild Ønvik Pedersen

Illustrated throughout with unique photographs.

Kirsti Blom (1953–) is first and foremost a writer of fiction, but she also publishes non-fiction for children.

Åshild Ønvik Pedersen has worked with the grouse in Svalbard for the last decade.

Eva Fuglei (1962–) is a researcher and biologist. She has been working at the Norwegian Polar Institute since 1991. She grew up in Ski, but is currently living in Tromsø.

Kit M. Kovacs (1956–) works as a polar researcher at the Norwegian Polar Institute,

NON-FIC TION

She has a research grant from the Institute for Biology in Tromsø and works with mammals and birds. She has written several popular publications.

Tromsø, Norway. She is an expert on marine mammals, particularly arctic whales and seals.

▶ BACK LIST

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AUTHOR INDEX


▶ AU THOR INDE X

AUTHOR INDEX ▶ AB

▶F

Aalbu, Ragnar  10

Filmkameratene A/S  22

Aisato N’jie Solberg, Lisa  11

Fiske, Anna  64

Bache-Wiig, Anna  11

Formoe, Terje  23

Belsvik, Rune  32, 33

Fuglei, Eva  67

Bjørnstad, Taran L.  54

FIC TION

Blom, Kirsti  67

▶ GH

Blomquist, Lise  43

Grønlien, Arne Henning  65

Bonnevie, Live  52

Harstad, Johan  54

Bringsværd, Tor Åge  20, 21

Henmo, Sverre  31 Hole, Stian  16

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▶D

Holt, Anne G.  20, 21

Dahl, Tor Edvin  64

Hovland, Henrik  14

Dahle, Gro  12

Hynnekleiv, Grete Salomonsen  35

Dybvig, Ingeborg  48

Hølleland, Øistein  40, 45

▶E

▶ JK

Egner, Thorbjørn   26

Johansen, Eldrid  39

Eikenes, Pål  18

Johnsen, Kjetil  61

Ekman, Fam  9

Kaldestad, Per Olav 11

Ewo, Jon  44, 59

Knudsen, Sverre  45 Kovacs Kovacs, Kit M.  67


▶ OPR

Kramer, Hilde  11

Ousland, Bjørn  66

▶ AU THOR INDE X

Kove, Torill  14

Pedersen, Åshild Ønvik  67 Runde, Øystein  51

Lindh, Knut  65

Rørvik, Bjørn F.   30

Loe, Erlend  28

Sande, Hans  41

Løes, Synne Sun  53

Stranger, Simon  50

▶M

▶ TWØ

Mohr, Siri E.  9

Torseter, Øyvind  19

Moseng, Geir  48

Walgermo, Alf Kjetil  34

Mostue, Sigbjørn  49

Øien, Jan-Kåre  9

Münch, Annette  55

Ørvik, Tone  51

FIC TION

▶L

Mæhle, Lars  42 ▶N Nordberg, Nils Håkon  64 Nordlie, Jørgen Due  8 Nygård, Marianne  8 Nyhus, Egil  23 Nyhus, Svein  12 71


Childrens books  

Cappelen Damm Agency catalouge for childrens books Spring 2010

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