Cappelen Damm Agency - Children´s Books Fall 2020

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Cappelen Damm Agency CHILDRENS BOOKS

Fall 2020 Here you will find some of Norways leading contemporary authors.



RIGHTS CATALOGUE

CHILDREN'S BOOKS Cappelen Damm Agency 2020


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CAPPELEN DAMM AGENCY Cappelen Damm is Norway's largest publishing house, publishing approximately 1000 titles a year within the genres of fiction, non-fiction, educational books and children's books. Cappelen Damm is owned jointly by Bonnier and Egmont. Cappelen Damm Agency represents the rights of all of the authors in this catalogue. This includes titles from Flamme forlag, an imprint of Cappelen Damm AS. 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.


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Sondre Lerche and Victoria Sandøy

THE SNOWMAN’S CHRISTMAS Christmas is coming and people everywhere are putting up decorations and making preparations for the big day. But not everybody is invited in from the cold. What is it really like to be a snowman and have to stand all alone out there, whatever the weather? The Snowman’s Christmas is a lovely ­illustrated Christmas tale that is beautiful, mesmerizing and thought provoking. It’s sure to become a classic!

Snømannens jul 210 x 277 mm 3–6 years

FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

Sondre Lerche (b. 1982) made his musical debut in 2001 with the album Faces Down. He has since released numerous critically acclaimed records.The Snowman’s Christmas is his first children’s book. Since 2012, Lerche has also written regularily about music in Norwegian daily newspapers Dagbladet and Klassekampen, and for American Talkhouse. Victoria Sandøy (b. 1994) is a freelance illustrator based in Oslo, Norway. She graduated in 2018 with a 1st Class BA (Hons) from Falmouth University. 6


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Hanne Hagerup and Hilde Hagerup

SNOW VALLEY

24 chapters before Christmas

Selma is 9 years old and orphaned. Her greatest wish is to have a family, and she writes just that in a letter to Santa Claus. Her letter finds its way to the elf village Snow Valley, and eventually Selma also ends up there, even though Snow Valley is off limits to ordinary people. Perhaps Selma isn't an ordinary person?

Snøfall – høytlesningsbok 2019 230 x 260 mm / 160 pages 5–9 years

Short after her arrival, dramatic things begin to happen. Santa Claus suddenly disappears and other forces start taking over. If Selma and her friends fail to find Santa Claus, all the good that he represents will disappear. Christmas itself could be at stake. The book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves Christmas!

PERFECT BOOK FOR TH E TI M E BEFORE CH RISTM AS!

Hilde Hagerup (b. 1976) is a writer, and also is Professor at NBI (Norsk barnebok Institutt). She has published a number of books for both adults and young readers, and has received a number of awards and prizes for her works. She has also worked with writing for the stage and TV, amongst the projects are the original script for the TV-series Snowfall. Hagerup's books are translated into a number of languages. Hanne Hagerup (b. 1984) is a writer, and has also worked on a number of stage projects. 8


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Monia Nilsen

LUCKY PIG A read-aloud book suitable for the run-up to Christmas – as well! It’s nearly Christmastime. The village is poor and the people don’t have much food. So the priest suggests that they all chip in to buy a pig they can slaughter for Christmas. Unfortunately, though, they only have enough money for a tiny little pig. Maybe they can fatten it up and eat it the following Christmas?

Heldiggrisen 250 x 195 mm 3–6 år years

A sweet and charming Christmas story about the little pig that saves a whole village.

Monia Nilsen (b. 1973) is an illustrator and graphic designer, with a degree from Coventry University. She has illustrated and designed several books for children.

Andersen, H.C. and Asbjørn Tønnesen (ill.)

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL First published in 1848, The Little Match Girl is one of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-known fairytales. A classic tale about social differences that is just as relevant today as it was when it first came out. Beautiful new illustrations by Asbjørn Tønnesen. For this book Cappelen Damm Agency represent the illustrations only. Text rights are in the free. Piken med fyrstikkene 195 x 250 mm 3–6 years

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Fupz Aakeson/Stian Hole (ill.)

THE CLOWN WHO REALLY WASN´T VERY FUNNY Dummy is a clown at the circus. There is just one problem: He really is not very funny! When Dummy preforms, the audience start to think about other things – important things. Maybe about calling their grandmother. Or about not wanting to play soccer, but wanting an aquarium full of colourful fish. Or about something they ought to tell someone. But Dummy doesn´t know that, and neither does the ringmaster, who plans to fire Dummy.

Klovnen som rett og slett ikke var særlig morsom 210 x 277 mm / 48 pages 6–9 years

FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

With his friend the old lion, Dummy ­creates a plan that will have the audience laughing at him. But is that really what the audience want? Maybe Dummy has some other tricks up his sleeve. Kim Fupz-Aakeson is one of Denmark´s most loved authors and playwrights. ­Norwegian Stian Hole is widely a­ cclaimed for his distinct style, that mixes illustrations and collage. Now the two of them have collaborated to create a story about trusting yourself and your good qualities enough to be who you truly are. A beautiful, philosophical picture book that will touch readers of any age.

You should sit very still while you look and read! It’ll make you a better person. POLITIKEN, DK The collaboration between Kim Fupz Aakeson of Stian Hole is a meeting of m ­ asters within the genre of Nordic picture books. WEEKENDAVISEN, DK Stian Hole (b. 1969) is a reputed illustrator and an author. He has created several prize winning picture books and a number of book covers. For his works, he has received prizes like the Brage Prize, Bologna Ragazzi Award and Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. Kim Fupz Aakeson (b. 1958) is a Danish author and illustrator. He has created more than 40 titles, mainly children’s books. He has also written several scripts for theatre plays and movies. In Denmark, he has received numerous awards for his works. Rights sold to: Sweden (Alfabeta), Denmark (Gyldendal)

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Marit Larsen/Jenny Løvlie (ill.)

WHERE AGNES LIVES Agnes has lived her whole life on the third floor of an apartment block. It's ­almost impossible for her to imagine ­living anywhere else. One day Anna moves in, and everything is turned upside down. Because, what actually is "home" and who gets to call it that? Where Agnes Lives is a colorful, illustrated picture book about being new, and about belonging. The book is perfect for children from 3 years and up. Der Agnes bor 248 x 265 mm 3–6 years

Songwriter and musician Marit Larsen makes her author debut with the picture book Where Agnes Lives, beautifully ­illustrated by Jenny Løvlie. FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

Marit Larsen (b. 1982) is one of Norway´s most cherished sing-and-song-writers. Where Agnes Lives is her book debut. Jenny Løvlie (b. 1990) is a Norwegian illustrator and designer living in Cardiff, UK. In 2019 she won the prestigious Waterstones Children's Book Prize for her picture book The Girls. Rights sold to: Catalonia (Alba Editorial - Catalonia) | Denmark (Turbine) | Italy (Rizolli Libri spa.) | Spain (Alba Editorial - Spain) | USA (Amazon Crossing Kids)

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Anna Fiske

HOW TO START SCHOOL Starting school is a major event in children’s life. There’s a lot to cope with in practical, social and emotional terms, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. What do you have to put in your school bag? How long will you have to sit still? What really happens during break? In How to Start School, Anna Fiske deals with big and small questions about starting school. The book is heart-warming, inclusive and takes children’s emotions seriously while easing fears about the huge transition from pre-school to first grade. A must for all pre-schoolers! Hvordan begynner man på skolen? 210 x 285 mm 3–6 years

ACTIVITY BOOK ALSO AVAILABLE.

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FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

Anna Fiske (b. 1964) is an author, illustrator, and cartoonist. Fiske’s playful and distinctive style, both ­literary and pictorial, has earned her numerous awards and honours for her works. Several of her books have been published with great success in many countries. 14


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Anna Fiske

HOW DO YOU MAKE A BABY? In her latest non-fiction book for young readers, Anna Fiske deals with a question all children are curious about: How do you make a baby? Using playful, brightly coloured illustrations, Anna Fiske answers the question in the book's title with perfect precision, providing parents and children with a brilliant starting-point for further discussion. How do you make a baby? is informational, funny and warm, and is suitable for children aged 4 and up. Hvordan lager man en baby? 210 x 285 mm / 80 pages 4–10 years

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FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

Rights sold to: Denmark (Rosinante & Co) | Finland (Otava) | Italy (Salani) | Japan (Kawade) | Netherlands (Querido) | New Zealand (Gecko Press) | Poland | Portugal (Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Portugal) | Russia (LLC Samokat Publishing House) | Spain (Editorial Impedimenta, S.L.) | South-Korea (Koonja) | Switzerland (Éditions La Joie de lire) | Sweden (Natur & Kultur) | Germany (Hanser) | Hungary (Móra)

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Anna Fiske

EVERYONE HAS A ­BACKSIDE Did you know that everyone has his or her own body? And that each one of those bodies has a backside? Well, you'll definitely know that after reading this book. In addition to the fronts and backs of bodies, you can read about hair, skin, digestion, hygiene and much more. Everybody has a Backside is a book packed with facts and surprises that provoke thought, speculation and raise awareness around the theme of the human body through skilful use of humour and intimacy.

Alle har en bakside 170 x 240 mm / 88 pages 4–99 years

FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

Fiske manages to convey finely tuned emotional expression and nuance. This may inspire young children to explore and talk about respect for their own and ­others' bodies as well as body sounds, shapes and colours. VG Anna Fiske hits the spot once more with the picture book Everybody has a Backside. Everybody has a Backside is an incredibly rich book with a wealth of content that will contribute to both reflection and awareness. It is also very funny, not least due to Anna Fiske's illustrations. Here she is at her best. HAMAR ARBEIDERBLAD

Rights sold to: Denmark (Lamberth) | Finland (Otava) | Iceland (Forlagið) | China (Beijing Chengchengkeyi Culture Media Co.Ltd.) | Netherlands (NBD Biblion) | Spain (Editorial Impedimenta, S.L.) | Germany (Hanser) | Hungary (Móra) | Sweden (Natur & Kultur)

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Anna Fiske

GRANDNANA In her unmistakable style, Anna Fiske renders the portrait of a long life through playful, honest, humorous and unsentimental illustrations. Lukas is nine years old. Grandnana is ninety. Lukas visits her at the nursing home. He is curious about Grandnana’s life: What has she seen, loved, touched, looked like and felt since 1916, when she was born? Grandnana is a philosophical picture book about family bonds and human connection across age gaps. It is also a brilliant conversation starter between children and their parents, grandparents – or great-grandparents. It is suitable for ages six and up.

Oldemor 236 x 175 mm / 64 pages 3–99 years

Children may have lots of fun reading this book by themselves, with all its “time travelling”, but Grandnana reaches its full potential when you read it aloud together. Yes, it’s almost kind of sad to read it without a child in one’s lap, because here there are good conversations and some new insights to be had, both for children and grown-ups. DAGBLADET No-one is better at telling stories of older people's interactions with children, than Anna Fiske. Grandnana is, in all its simplicity, perhaps the finest book she has created on the subject. BARNEBOKKRITIKK.NO

Rights sold to: Korea (Woorinabi)

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THE FEELINGS LIBRARY BY ANNA FISKE:

Love

Happiness

Jealousy

Shyness

Sorrow

Fear

RIGHTS SOLD TO: DENMARK

These books are published by Solum Forlag in Norway.

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HELLO-BOOKS BY ANNA FISKE:

RIGHTS SOLD TO: DENMARK CHINA SOUTH KOREA CZECH REPUBLIC POLAND

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Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus

STRANGE MAN One day there’s suddenly a Strange Man in the flat where the child lives with Mum. He’s there when night comes, too, and the next day. The Strange Man puts a calendar up on the fridge, and takes the child’s place on the sofa, next to Mum. He decides things and asks so many questions. Can’t you tie your own shoelaces? Can’t you make your own sandwiches? Mum says she’s lucky to have the Strange Man. In Strange Man, Kaia Dahle Nyhus beautifully portrays the uncertainty small children experience when a new adult comes into their life. Fremmed mann 190 x 260 mm 3–6 years

Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus

THE CHOCOLATE THIEF There's chocolate in the bedside drawer – stolen chocolate! It's not easy for a chocolate thief to sleep at night. Imagine if someone saw what you were doing? When there's a sudden knock on the window one night, our young hero is lured out into the darkness and ends up in the middle of what turns out to be a thiefs' gathering, where the scariest and strangest thiefs meet up – those who have done far worse things than stealing chocolate. But what is it they want with a simple chocolate thief? The Chocolate Thief is a new picture book from Kaia Dahle Nyhus about having a secret, and then getting even more. Sjokoladeskurken 210 x 297 mm 6–9 years 20


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Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus

THE WORLD SAID YES! How did the world arise and how did we become? Kaia Dahle Nyhus takes the reader on a marvelous journey of discovery to find out where we come from and when we became human. It is evolution for the youngest and told in an original and glittering way. This raises the curiosity and the big questions: Who are we and where are we headed? FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE. WINNER OF THE NORWEGIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE ­HONORARY PRIZE WITH GRO DAHLE AND SVEIN NYHUS IN 2019.

Verden sa ja 245 x 265 mm / 48 pages 4–9 years

WINNER OF THE NORWEGIAN CRITICS PRIZE 2018

Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus (b. 1990) studied visual communication at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo, and also studied illustration at the Luzern College in Switzerland. She has illustrated several of Gro Dahles children´s books, and was awarded the Ministry of Cultures Illustration Prize in 2011 for the book Hope, said Goose. The War, from 2013 was nominated to the Norwegian Critics Prize and The Nordic Councils Children’s literature prize. In 2014 she made her own debut with the book Do you want to hear a secret, for which she received the NBU Debutant Prize for.

Rights sold to: Brazil (Telos) | Catalonia (Takatuka Editorial) | China (United Sky) | Denmark (Jensen & Dalgaard) | Netherlands (Samsara) | Poland (Sonia Draga) | Spain (Takatuka) | Germany (Kullerup Kinderbuch Verlag)

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Gro Dahle/Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus (ill.)

OLLIANA A new picture book from Gro Dahle about wondering whether you’re a boy or a girl – and what happens if you dare to be yourself.

Ollianna 245 x 265 mm

Olli has always been Olli. Mum’s boy and Dad’s boy. Dad wants to hike across marshes and wade across rivers, run and fish and climb up to mountaintops – and he wants Olli to come along with him and grow strong. But Olli is strong already: he has strong eyes and is good at seeing. He sees everything that glitters and shines, and everything that is too small and too narrow. His name is like a sweater that’s way too tight because Olli isn’t Olli; Olli senses that something is wrong. What will happen if he becomes Ollianna? Will Dad recognise his boy then? Olliana is yet another important, wise picture book from Gro Dahle, with beautiful illustrations by Kaia Dahle Nyhus. Topic: gender confusion in children; adults’ expectations of boys and girls. FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE. AVAILABLE.

Gro Dahle (b. 1962) is a prize winning author, writing 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. She has also ­published novels and short stories.

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RIGHTS SOLD TO: RUSSIA DENMARK SWEDEN TAIWAN UKRAINE POLAND INDIA ICELAND JAPAN SERBIA MONGOLIA SOUTH KOREA CHINA SLOVENIA SWITZERLAND FAROE ISLANDS GERMANY 23


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Bjørn F. Rørvik

REYNARD´S REVEILLE PIGGY POST New read-aloud gem about Fox and Piglet, that is especially entertaining for children and adults with a sense of humor! In the thirteenth book about Fox and Piglet, the two friends decide to make a newspaper. But it isn't that easy to find exciting news in the forest! A mouse who almost trips isn't that fun to write about. And what will they have on the front page? Luckily, the King of the Forest is coming to visit, and then things start to pick up. Reveljen-Griseposten 210 x 285 mm / 56 pages 5–9 years

FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

Bjørn F. Rørvik (b. 1964). Since his first book in 1996, he has become one of the most successful and renowned childrens books authors in Norway. His book-series about The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Purriot and Fox & Piglet has sold in hundreds of thousands of books in Norway alone. His writing is full of crazy humour and original concoctions that make them great fun for readers of all ages. Per Dybvig (b. 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 the Ministry for Culture and Church Affairs’ Literary Award for their Fox and Piglet books.

The books about Fox and Piglet have been sold to: Poland (Druganoga) | Russia (Samokat) | Denmark (Jensen & Dalgaard) | China (TB Publishing) | Audio: Sweden (Storytel)

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Bjørn F. Rørvik/Gry Moursund (ill.)

THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF GO TO THE MEDITERRANEAN Once upon a time there were three billy goats called the Billy Goats Gruff. All winter long, they’d scraped and saved because this year they were going to the Mediterranean. The biggest Billy Goat Gruff found a place that was cheap and cheerful. So they packed their bathing trunks and sunglasses – and their water pistol, in case there were any trolls in the Mediterranean. But of course there weren’t. Because trolls are ­allergic to sunlight, aren’t they…? Bukkene Bruse drar til Syden 230 x 260 mm 4–8 years

The latest reunion with the Billy Goats Gruff is great fun, and just the right amount of scary.

Bjørn F. Rørvik (b. 1964). Since his first book in 1996, he has become one of the most successful and renowned childrens books authors in Norway. His bookseries about The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Purriot and Fox & Piglet has sold in hundreds of thousands of books in Norway alone. His writing is full of crazy humour and original concoctions that make them great fun for readers of all ages. Gry Moursund (b. 1969) graduated from the National Art Academy with a specialization in illustration and graphic design. She has since received a number of prizes for her illustrations, among them the Brage Prize in 2003. In 2009 she won the Ministry of Culture´s Picture Book Award for the book The Three Billy Goats at the Water Park.

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LI F T-T H EFL A P- BOOKS A BOU T T H E POPU L A R GOATS

RIGHTS SOLD TO: CHINA, DENMARK, FAROE ISLANDS FRANCE, GERMANY, KOREA, SWEDEN, RUSSIA

RIGHTS SOLD TO: CHINA, DENMARK, FAROE I­SLANDS FRANCE, GERMANY, SWEDEN

RIGHTS SOLD TO: DENMARK, FAROE ­ISLANDS, GERMANY, SWEDEN, RUSSIA

With The Billy Goats at the Water Park and The Three Billy Goats Gruff Return, Bjørn F. Rørvik and Gry Moursund have given children a brand new depiction of the Billy Goats Gruff we know from fairytales. And the adventure is far from over for the three goats!

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Silje Hansen Flemmen /Jannicke Hansen (ill.)

WHITE Flake and Frost are sorting experts. They sort white stuff: circles, triangles and squares. They are very precise and put all the stuff that doesn’t fit straight into the useless box. But what happens when a suspicious and colourful object suddenly appears? White is a beautifully illustrated picture book about the fantastic things we can experience if we only dare to embrace the difference. FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE. Hvit 210 x 277 mm / 48 pages 3–6 years

Sisters Silje Hansen Flemmen and Jannicke Hansen (ill.) make their debut with the children's picture book «White». Silje works as a song- and theatre educator at Kilden theatre and concert hall in Kristiansand, Norway. Jannicke works full-time as an illustrator. Rights sold to: Denmark (Jensen & Dalgaard)

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Arne Svingen/Kamila Slocinska (ill.)

WHEN RABBITS ARE SCARED A stark and beautiful picture book about being a child in a world at war. What's it like to be little when even your own mother cannot guarantee everything will be alright? Mom says Noah can run faster than bullets, and that's a good thing, because sometimes bullets hit their apartment block. It's going to be ok, says Mom. Mom looks after Noah and Noah looks after Wild Rabbit. But one day their apartment block is hit by a bomb, and both Mom and Wild Rabbit are gone.

Når kaniner blir redde 210 x 225 mm / 56 pages 3–6 years

FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE. So beautiful you could cry POLITIKEN, DK

Arne Svingen (b. 1967) made his debut in 1999 with the critically acclaimed novel A Man of Action. Since then he has written a number of books for children, teens and adults, many of which have been translated. Kamila Slocinska (b. 1981) is a Danish illustrator and artist. She is a graduate of The Danish Design School and Glasgow School of Art, and have illustrated a number of picture books. Rights sold to: Danmark (Gyldendal)

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Johan Kaos/Bård Sletvold Torkildsen (ill.)

ROBIN AND THE PLANET One day Robin finds a little planet floating in the forest. The planet is hurt and Robin takes it home to fix it. That turns out to be far from simple and before Robin knows it, she’s set off a chain reaction of consequences. But how will her parents react? Robin and the Planet is a wondrous, heartwarming, important picture book about being a child and discovering that you can’t fix everything. Robin og planeten 248 x 265 mm / 48 pages 3–6 years

Johan Kaos (b. 1986) makes his author’s debut with “Robin and the Planet”. The book is based on a short film script under production. Bård Sletvold Torkildsen (b. 1990) is an illustrator and visual developer. He has illustrated several children’s books. 30


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Aspeli, Widar/Nora Brech (ill.)

ALL THREE IN THE FOREST All Three in the Forest is a colourful searchand-find book about going out into the forest to look for cuddly toys that have gone missing. Ane and Brage and Vera are looking for Growler and Fox. But they are not alone in the forest and plenty of strange things may happen. The trees are teeming with animals. Some can swing. Some can sing. A lot can climb. Some high. Others higher. Are they all there? Just look … Widar Aspeli and Nora Brech are back with a fantasy-filled game in playful rhyme. All Three in the Forest is a stand-alone sequel to One, Two and a Tree (2018).

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Aspeli, Widar/Nora Brech (ill.)

ONE, TWO AND A TREE One, Two and a Tree is a lush, colorful story about building a tree house. Ane and Brage want to build a house in a tree, but who else lives and sleeps in the trees? And can you be three in a tree? FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

Widar Aspeli (b. 1956) works a great deal with children and teens, and is a skilled communicator of his own books. He regularly holds writing courses for both children and teachers. Nora Brech (b. 1988) is an illustrator educated at Einar Granum Kunstfagskole and has a bachelor's in art direction from Westerdals. She made her author’s debut in 2017. En, to og et tre 210 x 277 mm / 40 pages 3–6 years 31


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Anne Østgaard/Johan Reisang (ill.)

ABCS FOR ROWDY CHILDREN A fun and rambunctious ABC for rowdy children – and most others! The texts are in verse and written with a nice rhythm, making them both nice to read aloud and for practicing reading. A lot happens here, both in the text and the illustrations. The drawings are fun to explore, with myriads of exciting things that relate to the letter being described.

ABC for barske barn 210 x 285 mm / 64 pages 3–6 years

Anne Østgaard/Johan Reisang (ill.)

ABCS FOR ROWDY CHILDREN ACTIVITY BOOK An educational, activity-based activity book base don the illustrations of “ABC for rough kids”. With fun and accessible ABC activities for pre-schoolers and kids in the first grades.

Anne Østgaard (b. 1953) made her debut in 1986 with the book The Story of Oscar. She has published a number of books and texts for anthologies and school books. Since 1985 she has been working in publishing. Johan Reisang (b. 1984) is an artist and illustrator. Rights sold to: Denmark (Straarup & Co) 32


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Anne Østgaard/Egil Nyhus (ill.)

123 FOR ROWDY CHILDREN Anne Østgaard and Egil Nyhus have made a collection of fun, cool counting poems for tough kids – and most other kids too! The texts rhyme and are simply constructed with good rhythms that make them perfect both for reading out loud and for practising reading, counting and calculating.

123 for barnske barn 210 x 297 mm / 48 pages 3–6 years

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Christine Sandtorv/Ella K. Okstad (ill.)

PERRY PROPELLER DOES IT ALL BY HIMSELF Meet Perry Propeller, your new best friend!

Pelle Propell klarer faktisk alt helt selv 210 x 225 mm 3–6 years

When Mum is expecting a visit from her girlfriends, Perry and his big sister Henny decide to help her tidy up. Perry Propeller is actually really good at doing everything you can imagine! He’s good at fixing things and sorting them out, but will everything turn out the way Mum wants it to? And is it really so important to do everything right? FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

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Christine Sandtorv (b. 1976) is the lead singer-songwriter of Norwegian pop group Ephemera. She makes her debut as an author of children’s books with the new series about Pelle Propeller. Ella K. Okstad (b. 1973) has a degree from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone, England. Okstad has won several awards for her illustrations, and has illustrated several children's books. In 2003 she made her debut as a children's book author. 34


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Solveig Lid Ball

A DAY AT THE NURSERY SCHOOL Petter, Maria, Emily and Ali all go to the same nursery school. Come along with them on a perfectly ordinary Friday. A fantastic search-and-find book where all the illustrations are hiding tiny surprises. En dag i barnehagen 285 x 210 mm / 40 pages 3–6 years

Solveig Lid Ball (b. 1967) has studied design and illustration in both Norway and England. She has worked as a designer and marketing specialist for Playdale Playgrounds in England and done freelance work in Norway.

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Ingunn Aamodt

THE POWDER WITCH AND THE GHOST IN THE CASTLE One day, the Dream Prince knocks on the door of the Powder House and says he’s found something spooky at the castle. The fact is, he’s afraid that it’s haunted! The Powder Witch, Hocus and Pocus find the Policeman, and together they go to the castle to help the Dream Prince. They meet the Thief and the Twerp and the Crocodile, but none of them dare go up into the attic with the Powder Witch – because up in the attic window they can see a flapping white thing with two eyes looking down at them. But who can it be?

Pulverheksa og spøkelset på slottet 250 x 195 mm 3–6 years

The Powder Witch has become a modern classic, well-known among all children aged 3 to 8 years.

Ingunn Aamodt (b. 1965) has her background in art teaching, but she has worked full-time as a writer since 1998. Since her debut, she has published several popular children’s books.

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Tor Åge Bringsværd

KARSTEN AND PETRA ON AN ADVENTURE IN LONDON A new travel book with Karsten and ­Petra – this time we are going to London. This book is great to read before, during and after a trip to London. Or just to get to know the city. A travel guide with a running narrative, fact boxes and English courses.

ONE OF THE MOST Karsten og Petra på eventyr i London 205 x 235 mm 4-8 years

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Karsten and his family are going on a long weekend to London, and Petra gets to come with them! They stay in a hotel, go to the world's biggest toy store, stop by the London Eye, the Tower of London and the London Zoo. They take a riverboat on the Thames, go to a football game, as well as a puppet show… and much more!

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KARSTEN AND PETRA SAVE A TIGER Duestien Kindergarten is going to have a jumble sale! All the proceeds will go to people working to save tigers from ­extinction. All the children and grown-ups work hard to collect and sort items and set up a system. On Saturday the jumble sale opens and plenty of curious people turn up. Karsten og Petra redder en tiger 168 x 190 mm / 32 pages 3–6 years

Tor Åge Bringsværd (b. 1939) has a considerable body of work. He has received many prizes, including the Critics' Prize, the Riverton Prize, the Aschehoug Prize, the Dobloug Prize, the Riksmål Prize and the Ibsen Prize. His works have been translated into 23 languages and his theatrical pieces have been staged in twelve countries. Bringsværd writes for all ages. Anne G. Holt (b. 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. 38


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Endre Lund Eriksen/Gisle ­Normann Melhus (ill.)

ANIMAL DETECTIVE BUREAU: WHO POISONED HENNIE THE WHALE? Hennie the Whale is terribly ill and when it turns out that somebody has poisoned her, the Animal Detective Bureau takes on the case. Along with retired master detective Carl Berner and hyperactive mink Mirja, junior detective Nora tries to find out who’s behind it. The trail points in different directions, and maybe there isn’t just one criminal but several.

Dyrenes Detektivbyrå: Hvem forgiftet Hennie Hvalen? 151 x 226 mm 6–9 years

Nora loves animals and is delighted to have become a trainee at the Animal.

Endre Lund Eriksen/Gisle ­Normann Melhus (ill.)

ANIMAL DETECTIVE BUREAU: THE CATNAPPER A really, really gross and funny crime story from a place you’d never believe anybody could live – or at least not criminals. Detective Bureau. She is keen to investigate all the animal cases in the small town of Nordlund, along with the retired master detective (and walrus) Carl Berner, and a hyperactive mink called Mirja. But one day a little girl's kitten disappears, and Nora becomes a suspect herself! Dyrenes Detektivbyrå: Kattenappern 151 x 226 mm 6–9 years

The Catnapper is the first book in a richly illustrated detective series, perfect for children aged 6 years and older.

Endre Lund Eriksen (b. 1977) writes books for children and young people. He has been awarded several prizes, including the booksellers' ARK Prize for Children's Books twice, and the U Prize, which is awarded to books for young people. Regine Toften Holst (b.1993) is from Honningsvåg in Finnmark but lives in a cupboard in Bergen and works as an illustrator when she isn't in need of a nap. What she likes best is drawing animals and nature, and cuddling dogs. She loves colours and is especially fond of pink and yellow. She is also very enthusiastic about odd tastes like green tea and brown cheese ice cream. 40


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Selma Lønning Aarø/Tiril Valeur (ill.)

MILLA GETS TO DECIDE Milla and her little brother Magnus have nagged and begged Mummy and Daddy so much that they are at last allowed to decide for themselves. Not only for themselves but also for Mummy and Daddy! They have to look after the domestic budget and manage the house. What are they going to eat? What time will they go to bed and get up? What is allowed and what is not? In short, they have to decide about everything. Surely it will be paradise on Earth?

Milla bestemmer 160 x 233 mm / 64 pages 6–9 years

Selma Lønning Aarø/Tiril Valeur (ill.)

MILLA HUNTS FOR GOLD Milla and Filla are best friends. They spend every day together. And when Filla finally gets to go with Milla to their summer cottage, they know it's going to be a super summer! Things start to look even better when they hear there's a treasure on the island. Milla decides they must find the treasure. But then along comes Otto, who claims to own everything on the i­ sland – even the treasure, if they ­happen to find it! That's when Milla makes a plan. Milla leter etter gull 160 x 233 mm / 64 pages 6–9 years

Selma Lønning Aarø (b. 1972) made her debut in 1995 with The Final story. She has been a newspaper columnist for Dagbladet and Klassekampen for a number of years. Her novel, I´m Coming, was translated into several languages. Her Lying Face is her latest novel, praised by critics and readers. Tiril Valeur Holter-Andersen (b. 1975) trained at the National Academy of the Arts, where she specialized in visual communication. She has designed and drawn many covers for books and CDs and exhibited her work on several occasions. 41


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Ingeborg Arvola/Nora Brech (ill.)

BUFFY BY IS TALENTED Meet Buffy By, a poor girl in rich Oslo. She's useless at ball games but naturally gifted when it comes to slalom, the world's third most expensive sport. How will it all work out? Class 6B at Refstad School have to write their autobiographies. Buffy By would rather write about slalom – or be out practising slalom. During a free course during winter break, she turns out to be a natural talent! It's just a shame they don't have enough money for the training fees – or skis or poles or skiwear or anything else, in fact. But Buffy By doesn't let that put her down. And she always has a good idea or three. Buffy By er talentfull En selvbiografi 148 x 210 mm / 256 pages 9–12 years

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Ingeborg Arvola/Nora Brech (ill.)

BUFFY BY GETS INSPIRED A new book about Buffy By! Buffy has given up her slalom dreams, but now she’s keen to go somewhere for the summer holidays. Can they persuade Mum to borrow Bolla’s holiday cabin? That is not easy when Mum doesn’t want to end up owing other people favours. But Buffy isn’t one to give up, even though she has neither boyfriend, bus fare nor wheels on her suitcase. Buffy By is here to stay – and that’s a good thing BARNEBOKKRITIKK.NO Ingeborg Arvola (b. 1974) grew up in Pasvikdalen and in Tromsø. Her first novel was published in 1999. She has written several novels for children and adults. Buffy By er inspirert En spenningsroman 148 x 210 mm 9–12 years

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Tore Aurstad and Carina Westberg

SUPER-SLEUTH ­HILMAR: MURDER IN THE ­HEN-YARD Funny and exciting animal-crime for children! Hilmar is an old cock-fighter, and wornout private detective. He owes the Raptor gang a lot of grain, and it's not safe for him in Birdietown. His old friend Mike comes to the rescue – with an assignment. Someone has killed Gregory the Rooster, and Hilmar agrees to investigate. But who could have killed the old rooster in cold blood? Could it be the young hens Agda and Magda? The fox? Maybe the pigs? Or perhaps the local bikers, The Outclaws, who live down by the pond? Spiro offers to help, but are an old cockerel and a sparrow any match for a bunch of hard-boiled crooks?

Snushanen Hilmar: Mordet i hønsegården 151 x 226 mm / 102 pages 9–12 years

Tore Aurstad (b. 1972) studied art history at the Oslo University. In the mid-90s, he took up literary translation. He has written books in various genres for young readers of all ages. Carina Westberg (b. 1972) made her literary début in 2004 with Trettenkloa, the first book in the series about Absalom and Miranda, all of which were co-authored with Tore Aurstad. Westberg also works as a translator. Regine Toften Holst (b.1993) is from Finnmark in Northern Norway. She lives Bergen, where she works as an illustrator. Rights sold to: Russia (Mann, Ivanov and Ferber)

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Elin Viktoria Unstad/Henry Bronken (ill.)

THE MAGIC TEST Henry would most of all like to sit in his room and do jigsaw puzzles, but his sportscrazed family usually stops him from doing what he prefers. But one day there is a giant puff of smoke, revealing a boy claiming to be a fairy with a magic wand. Puff! And with this life is turned up-side-down. A feisty tale about getting something other than what you wished for. Maybe! Elin Viktoria Unstad (b. 1978) Has her education in computer science and philosophy. Her psychological YA thriller, Sudden Depths, (2019) was nominated to the prestigious Norwegian U-prize award. Magiprøven 148 x 210 mm / 120 pages 7–12 years

Henry Bronken (b. 1975) is a cartoon artist. Since 2001 he has had numerous contributions to anthologies, and published solo projects such as Scallywag, Artsyfartsy, and Sadsucker & Happyjerk.

Sigbjørn Mostue/Ketil Bleidin (ill.)

TARN OF DEATH Mathias and his sister Malin go on an overnight trip to a nature reserve with their eager, natureloving father. Their father’s new girlfriend, Nancy Nagger, and her daughter Birgitte joins them. Mathias expects a boring trip. But it's not long ­before mysterious things start to happen, and Mathias discovers that Malin is in grave danger. This thrilling novel for 9–12-year-olds combines mythical creatures from Norwegian folklore with modern-day issues like conservation and climate change. Dødens tjern 148 x 210 mm 9–12 years

Sigbjørn Mostue (b. 1969) has a degree in History of Ideas, and is an editor turned full-time writer of titles such as the bestselling trilogies Sign of the Fairies and The Last Magician. Mostue is a winner of prestigious Norwegian UPRISEN and ARK Children's Book Prize. Ketil Bleidin (b. 1980) is an animator and illustrator. He has worked on several animation short films and documentaries.

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Arild Stavrum

ZIDANE’S DANCE Twelve-year-old Mikke Milnbergan was lucky enough to get a bit of Maradona’s magic a few years ago. Now he’s back – and this time, it’s Zinedine Zidane who needs a hand. As thanks, Mikke gets to borrow Zidane’s incredible feint! What do you do if you’re playing Playstation with your pals and Zinedine Zidane himself appears on the screen asking for your help? Zidane has been kidnapped, and tomorrow he’s supposed to be leading Real Madrid against Barcelona in El Clásico – the biggest match in Spanish soccer. Somebody has to find him and get him home to Madrid. And that somebody turns out to be Mikke, aided by Hansa Shearer and Kari. This book is packed with excitement and action, time travel, a dash of love and, ­oddly enough, a spot of snakes and ladders. And of course there’s plenty of soccer!

Zidanes dans 130 x 205 mm 9–12 years

Arild Stavrum (b. 1972) is a former professional football player and football coach. He has played for Brann, Molde and Stabæk in Tippeligaen (Norwegian premier league), Helsingborg in Sweden, Aberdeen in Scotland and Besiktas in Turkey. Former Norwegian champion, Swedish champion, top goal scorer and striker of the year in Sweden, number 2 top goal scorer in Scotland, only beaten by the 'unbeatable' Henrik Larsson. He has also coached at top level and has the highest coaching qualification in Europe – the UEFA Pro License. He has taken a break from football to pursue a new dream: writing. He has since written two novels, non-fiction and several children´s books. Rights sold to: Denmark (Gyldendal)

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Maiken Nylund

RIKKA – FOR REAL AND FOREVER A book about being 10 years old, between being children and youth – and NOT being in love. Everything changes that autumn when Rikka's best friend suddenly falls in love. ­Because Rikka isn't in love. Absolutely not! She has more than enough on her plate with a dad who lives in another town, little siblings and stepparents – not to mention a new boy in the house next door. And when she falls out with Lise as well, nothing is the way it should be any more. Rikka på ordentlig og forever 148 x 210 mm / 120 pages 9–12 years

Maiken Nylund (b. 1980) made her debut with Rikka for Real and Forever. She has studied to become a writer at the Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books.

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Maiken Nylund

NOW OR NEVER, RIKKA About being ten, with a mum in one town and a dad in another – and a very sweet boy living next door. Just as Rikka walks out of the door, Jimmy comes cycling up the hill. Rikka bounds down the steps in two leaps and sits on the fence that separates their yards. She’s freezing, but that doesn’t matter. She hopes he’ll never leave. That he’ll stay here with her for the rest of the day.

Nå eller aldri, Rikka 148 x 210 mm / 120 pages 9–12 years

PRAISE FOR THE RIKKA BOOKS: Classic children’s book heroine in a new and modern package. Maiken Nylund writes with levity, wisdom and humour, too … I hope for more books about Rikka. She is a classic children’s book heroine, but in a new and modern package. PERISKOP.NO Part child, part adolescent “This is exactly the kind of book that I like,” says Aurora (11) … The book is p ­ erfect for preteens. It works for avid readers as well as for reading out loud. VG Bull’s eye at first attempt This book is a grand slam. Rikka is undeniably credible. The author uses the narrator’s perspective to level the challenges faced; friendship and crushes are just as important as living in two homes, or having annoying younger siblings. The described setting, the characters and the contained drama of everyday life creates a tone reminiscent of Astrid Lindgren’s childhood tales. DAG OG TID

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Aleksander Kirkwood Brown/Andreas Iversen (ill.)

THE EDWARD RUBIKON MYSTERIES: DEMON CITY Ghostbusters meets Stranger Things in an adventure series for 7+. Edward Rubikon is a monster hunter. ­Together with his friends Kasper and Nadira, he tries to keep the little town of Grimsrud free of ghosts and other supernatural beings. But now Edward has got sick of it: he’s decided to shelve his investigations and become like everybody else. Unfortunately, the demons have other plans. Will Kasper and Nadira have to sort this one out alone? Edward Rubikons mysterier: Demonbyen 148 x 210 mm 9–12 years

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Tom Erik Fure/Ingvild Th. Kristiansen (ill.)/ Kenneth Larsen (ill.)

BENNY GOES HAUNTING Benny Bark is back! Benny’s world is turned on its head when it suddenly turns out that Ken will be sleeping over in his room in a couple of weeks’ time. Because Ken has the world’s loveliest hair and a smile like a supermodel, and when Ken looks at him, Benny feels hotter than the surface of the sun. Benny Goes Haunting is just as funny and lively as the first book in the series about Benny, and also contains a healthy dose of chills and romance. It’s the perfect story for readers who like to experience the full range of emotions in one and the same book. Benny går igjen 130 x 205 mm 9–12 years

Tom Erik Fure/Ingvild Th. Kristiansen (ill.)/ Kenneth Larsen (ill.)

BENNY GOES BERSERK 11-year-old Benny loves Christmas. He loves the food, the cookies, the snow, and the music, decorations and traditions. So it comes as a huge shock when his parents decides that the whole family will celebrate Christmas in the Mediterranean this year! As if things were not already bad enough, they will also be traveling with another family and their thirteen-year-old and slightly-too-handsome son, Ken. The trip has be stopped. Benny Goes Berserk is a hilarious, crazy and heart-warming story about what it's like to be halfway between being a child and a teenager, and find that nothing is how it used to be. Benny går berserk 130 x 205 mm / 152 pages 9–12 years

Tom Erik Fure (b. 1984) is an actor, as well as an experienced bookseller. He is an avid reader of books for children and young readers. Benny Goes Berserk is his debut as a writer. Kenneth Larsen (b. 1982) is the creator of the cartoon Bestis, who has been featured in several Norwegian c­ omics magazines and national daily newspapers. He makes his debut as an illustrator of children’s books with Benny goes berserk. Ingvild Th. Kristiansen (b.1993) has studied illustration and lives in Oslo. 50


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Mari Moen Holsve

NOBODY BUT US A loose sequel to Nobody Sleeps Safe Tonight and Nobody Gets Away. It has been two years since Skymdal’s serial killer went on a rampage and one year since something scared the town’s young people into silence. Now something happening again. Who set fire to the school – and locked the classroom door from the outside? Who chopped off the finger that is lying in a box in the teacher’s cloackroom? Who is it that won’t let the inhabitants of Norway’s most famous town of horror live in peace? Håkon, Hares and Marie have just got back to normal. They’re sick of being scared, sick of looking over their shoulders. But if they want to find out who’s trying to scare away the people of Skymdal, they’ll have to team up – as well as defying their parents, the police and the fire service.

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Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl

WOMEN IN BATTLE 150 years of freedom, equality and sisterhood

150 years ago, women RIGHTS and men led very different lives. Women SOLD TO 27 could not vote or TERRITORIES make their own money. They had no control over their own bodies. The father would make a womans decisions until she was married. Then her husband would take over.

Kvinner i kamp 150 år med frihet, likhet, søsterskap 198 x 272 mm / 128 pages 12–99 years

This changed when women began to organize. In this book writer Marta Breen and illustrator Jenny Jordahl tell the story about the women´s movements many dramatic battles. Breen and Jordahl have ­cooperated about a number of book projects, amongst others The F word. 155 reasons to be a feminist a title for which they received the Norwegian Cultural Ministry nonfiction award in 2015, and the bestseller 60 Women you should have known (2016).

Women in Battle is a combination of a text book and a manifest, a book that has a mission and also underlines the will to say something with a solid presentation. SERIENETT Women in Battle presents the reader to a playful and whole picture of the cases that has defined the fight for women´s right´s through the times. EMPIRIX Marta Breen (b. 1976) is a writer, journalist and one of Norways most profiled feminists. Jenny Jordahl (b. 1989) is an illustrator, designer, blogger and cartoonist. Rights sold to: Albania (Ejal Publishing) | Brazil (Companhia das Letras) | Bulgaria (Prozoretz) | Czech Republic (Argo spol. s r.o.) | Denmark (Gyldendal DK) | Egypt (Mahrousa) | Estonia (Tänapäev) | Finland (Sitruuna) | France (Larousse) | Georgia (Bakur Sulakauri) | Germany (Suhrkamp) | Greece (Papadopoulos Publishing) | Hungary (Cser) | Iceland (Forlagið) | Italy (TRE60 - Mauri Spagnol) | Japan (Godo-Shuppan) | Netherlands (Boom) | Poland | Portugal (Bertrand) | Russia (LLC Samokat Publishing House) | Serbia (Cigoja Stampa) | Spain (RBA Llibres) | South-Korea (Hankyoreh) | Sweden (Natur & Kultur) | Turkey (Yapi Kredi Kültür Sanat Yay. Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S.) | United Kingdom (Bonnier Books UK) | United States (Little Bee Publishing)

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Jenny Jordahl

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? Janne isn’t like the rest of her family. That’s what Grandma says. The others are slim, while Janne is big. What happened to her? Grandma isn’t the only one who comments on Janne’s appearance. People at school do too. Janne is comfort eating and cutting herself off from others, but suddenly her parents suggest a solution to the problem: She’ll get 100 kroner for every kilo she loses. Janne goes along with the agreement and slowly but surely, she gets smaller. But does she get any happier? And does it solve her real problems?

Hva skjedde egentlig med deg? 198 x 272 mm / 216 pages 9–12 years

What Happened to You? is a powerful, brave and thought-provoking graphic novel about friendship, being an outsider and living with eating disorders. Jenny Jordahl (best know as the illustrator of the international bestseller Women in Battle) delivers an important and absorbing story for children and young people aged 9 and older. FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

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MULYSSES REX Mule Boy is the focal character of Øyvind Torseter’s strange, inventive and playfully drawn universe, which have fascinated children and parents across the world. Each book about Mule Boy puts into play different settings and themes, mixing Torseter’s imagination and craftsmanship with references to things such as Norwegian folk tales, the Odyssey, and the international world of big politics. Torseter’s Mule Boy books are visual feasts, with storylines, characters and oddities and that will compel readers of all ages. Mulanosaurus rex 248 x 272 mm / 125 pages

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Aleksander Kirkwood Brown/John S. Jamtli (ill.)

MAGNUS CARLSEN AND THE CHESS KILLER Magnus Carlsen and the Chess Killer is a crime comic about a genius killer that can only be stopped by a chess genius. The works of a serial killer is shocking Oslo, and the ­police stands without a clue. All of the victims are found with a chess piece in their hand, but other than that they have nothing in common. Who can solve this mystery, if not Chess Legend Magnus Carlsen?

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The Chess Killer enters into a cat-andmouse-game with Magnus and police investigator Maud, but the killer always seems to be a couple of moves ahead of them.

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Flu Hartberg

THE SPECIAL CLASS Steven is the most popular boy in the school, and his father is the boss of the popular iBrain company. Steven has every­ thing – even the latest version of iBrain, which lets you stay hooked up to the internet night and day without a mobile phone or PC. It’s all connected directly to your brain. One day Steven starts to behave in an uncontrollably silly way, writing obscene words on the blackboard, dancing bare-bottomed at the youth club and going into the teachers’ changing room. What’s happening to him? Against his will, Steven is moved into the famous Special Class – a small class for ­pupils who are different from all the ­others in some way or another. Steven – and all his friends – look down on the Special Class. How will he survive this?

Spesialklassen 115 x 185 mm 9–12 years

It turns out that the supernerds in the ­Special Class can help Steven. Computer specialist Ella finds out that somebody has hacked into iBrain, infected it with a virus and taken control of Steven’s brain. Who is the baddie and what is their ­motive? And how can the supernerds get into Steven’s brain to unmask the hacker?

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Gisle Halvorsen/Thomas Seeberg Torjussen/Kim W. Andersson (ill.)

ZOMBIELARS Book 1

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Lars is half alive, half dead – or a zombie, as humans would say. He moves to Bekkebakken, a place where strangers like him aren't welcome.

The first volume in the comic book version of the popular Norwegian drama series that is shown on NRK Super. ZombieLars – Bok 1 Tegneseriebok 170 x 240 mm / 72 pages 9–12 years

Rights sold to: Sweden (Rabén & Sjögren) | Denmark (Turbine)

Gisle Halvorsen/Thomas Seeberg Torjussen/Kim W. Andersson (ill.)

ZOMBIELARS Book 2

Lars is half alive, half dead – or a zombie, as humans would say. He moves to Bekkebakken, a place where strangers like him aren't welcome. The second volume in the comic book version of the popular Norwegian drama series that is shown on NRK Super.

ZombieLars – Bok 2 Tegneseriebok 170 x 240 mm / 72 pages 9–12 years

Rights sold to: Sweden (Rabén & Sjögren)

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Gisle Halvorsen/Thomas Seeberg Torjussen/Kim W. Andersson (ill.)

ZOMBIELARS Book 3

What happens to those who are different when xenophobia is on the increase? The People Against Everything Foreign campaign is growing in strength, and the school principal, Torill, always says "birds of a feather should play together." It's not easy being a zombie, ninja or witch in Bekkebakken. But Lars and his gang are not the only strangers, there are others that choose to hide who and what they really are behind a facade.

ZombieLars – Bok 3 Tegneseriebok 170 x 240 mm / 72 pages 9–12 years

Gisle Halvorsen/Thomas Seeberg Torjussen/Kim W. Andersson (ill.)

ZOMBIELARS Book 4

What happens when fear spreads among the strangers living in Bekkebakken? The Strangers' Legion, the resistance movement working against the PAEF, are supposedly enlisting foreign children as spies, so Lars and his gang try to join. But when they find that Robert can't join, because he's not a stranger, they decide not to. But at least they now know that there are others out there who are on their side. Things escalate in B ­ ekkebakken, and when the PAEF win the election, the situation becomes dangerous for Lars, and things don't get any better when the strangerfriends try to help him.

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Bjørn Ousland

THE SEA TROLL In the attic at great-grandfather’s house, Pi and Peder find a map. When they look through a pair of binoculars, they see a lighthouse that doesn’t really exist. This needs investigation! Pi takes Peter and Mons the cat out in a rowing boat, and they all end up slapbang in the middle of a fantastically exciting adventure.

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Bjørn Ousland

THE DREAM TREE Pi and Peter stumble into a strange, messy shop with a scary, old lady. Pi wants to buy some mysterious dream seeds, except the seeds cannot be bought with money. But she could give her little brother away… The Dream Tree is an exciting, imaginative and just scary enough graphic novel for children who don't normally read graphic novels!

Bjørn Ousland (b. 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. Rights sold to: Denamrk (ABC)

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Endre Lund Eriksen/Sigbjørn Lilleeng (ill.)

DEATH “Oh no! A book about death, and I’m in it…” Mikkel really doesn’t want to be in a book about death. Because in books like that, people end up dying, don’t they? But when the narrator starts to tell the story, Mikkel gets curious. Why do people die? What happens in the body when people die? And what does it mean to say that the dead “return to earth”? Death is a graphic non-fiction book that takes death seriously – in a seriously funny way.

Døden 148 x 210 mm 8–12 years

Endre Lund Eriksen (b. 1977) writes books for children and young people. He has been awarded several prizes, including the bookshops' ARK Prize for Children's Books twice, and the U Prize, which is awarded to books for young people. Sigbjørn Lilleeng (b. 1983) is an illustrator and cartoon creator. He has won several accolades including the Raptus Comic Festival debut prize and the Sproing Award 2008. 63


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Gulraiz Sharif

LISTEN UP! Mahmoud is almost sixteen, and didn’t apply for a job this summer. That’s because people named “Mahmoud Mahrouf” don’t get job interviews. He lives on the 13th floor of a high-rise building in an Oslo suburb. Summer approaches, and he is expecting dull days of hanging around with his one-eyed mate, Arif from Somalia, while the white and rich Norwegians have ditched Oslo for one of their numerous summerhouses.

Hør her'a! 130 x 205 mm 12–18 years

But there is a change of plans when Mahmoud’s uncle ji from Pakistan arrives. Mahmoud gets the job of showing him Oslo, but uncle ji is ­sceptical of both Mahmoud’s family and ­Norwegian society. Uncle also wonders what’s wrong with Ali, Mahmoud’s younger brother, who would rather play dress-up than behave like a good Pakistani boy. Before the end of the holidays, Mahmoud will be put to the test in more than one way. Listen up! is a firework of a novel. With its originality, its distinct voice and its impeccable comedic timing, it paints a vivid and hilarious picture of coming of age a minority community, and the greater society surrounding it. From parents to politicians – nothing and nobody ­escapes the mercilessly funny eyes of this ­author. Listen up! is a future classic.

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Sigbjørn Mostue

TOMORROW EVERYTHING WILL BE DARK Brage is a normal teenager living a normal life with good friends and his family. One day, disturbing news come from Japan: A large group of people are running wild. Blinded by rage, they wreak havoc on everything and everyone in their way. At first, the news do not make the headlines. But when what appears to be a virus spreads to China, and millions are killed as a result, people begin to take notice. The Internet crashes, TV broadcasts stop, people flee, society collapses – and soon, the virus will reach Europa…

12+ years

Brage is soon faced with impossible choices when his family and group of friends are torn apart. People he knows and relies on are infected and creating chaos. There’s only one option for survival – seeking refuge in the forest. Soon there is an entire community living in the forest, while those infected lay waste to the towns. But is the community safe from infection? Could even the greatest threat be found within their own ranks? Tomorrow everything will be dark is a dystopian trilogy of uncanny ­relevance. At the core of its narrative lies the fragility of human society.

Terrifyingly ordinary. It’s chilling, thought-provoking and action-packed. … Precisely the ordinariness is the terrifying strength of this book: that it could happen to us … DAGBLADET Sigbjørn Mostue (b. 1969) has a degree in the History of Ideas and has worked as an editor. He is now a full time writer, having authored a number of bestselling books for young readers, including the trilogies The Sign of the Faries and The Last Magician. He has won the Norwegian prizes UPRISEN award and the ARK Children's book prize. Rights sold to: Poland (Elipsa) | Denmark (ABC Forlag)

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WINNER OF UPRISEN 2015

Pitch black and brutal, this is dystopian and then some. … a struggle between life and death, which constantly raises the question of how to make the right choices. Are you a murderer if you kill someone in self-defence? … Is solidarity possible in extreme settings where life has turned into a war of all against all? NRK

Powerful about the zombie apocalypse. A serious apocalypse novel that pushes the limits for what a YA novel can c­ ontain. … credible rendering of a global crisis … I read the last part of the book sitting on pins and needles, with a lump in my throat. It takes you to places where few other YA books dare to go, and it stayed with me long after I had turned the final page. BARNEBOKKRITIKK.NO

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Michael Stilson

JUST PLAY BALL An action-packed YA novel about soccer, performance anxiety, dreams, doubts and hopes. Fredrik is facing the most important game in his life. As long as he rages the side-lines of the field, like he usually does, the dream of becoming a professional soccer player is within reach. But things that take place in the days before the final changes everything. Just play ball is a book about loving the game of football, but not being prepared for the hard realities. It is about trying to forget about a girl, and getting on without a father. And it is about winning – without losing yourself.

Bare spille ball 130 x 205 mm / 256 pages 13–16 years

WINNER OF TROLLKRITTET AND UPRISEN 2018

Michael Stilson (b. 1987) is a teacher from Trondheim. He has been playing professional football, and has written and made documentaries about his life as a football player for NRK. He was one of the experts when the success TV-series Heimebane was developed.

Rights sold to: Denmark (Turbine) | Germany (Arctis)

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ALONE THROUGH Fredrik is 17 and already a star player for Mjøndalen. Rumours are flying about bigger clubs and generous contracts, and one day the offer comes from a top club in Germany. Fredrik travels to Berlin, but soon he discovers that something doesn’t add up. Why is he playing at the Bundesliga series opener, against none less than Bayern München, just days after arriving? What’s up with the agent Marko? And why has his team spent so many millions on bringing over a player when nobody in the club knows who he is?

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Michael Stilson

Fears and dreams collide in front of 75,000 spectators at the Allianz Stadion, and there’s a fine line between success and disaster. Is the price Fredrik is paying for life as a professional footballer too high? The third and final book in the Fredrik Markussen trilogy is expected in 2021.

PRAISE FOR JUST PLAY BALL AND ALONE THROUGH: Back of the net for Stilson. Impressive debut about soccer, adolescence, crushes and ­difficult decisions. Brilliant YA novel from soccer milieu. Alone through is yet another ball in the net from Stilson. … We are hopeful that more readers will discover this author who, masters both ball and pen; not to mention a combination of the two. ADRESSEAVISEN The 14-year old, soccer-playing past me would have given this book an unflinching 6/6 stars; the grumpy, middle-aged critic would give it a strong 5/6. JOSIMAR PODCAST HOST ASBJØRN SLETTEMARK

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Eldrid Johansen

FROM THE MOMENT YOU SAW ME After a tough year in high school, Karen is sent to take a break at a folk high school, where song, music, new friends and great experiences await her – as well as an existence free from her divorced parents. But the year turns out very differently than Karen imagined. She meets the love of her life and suddenly her world revolves entirely around him. The infatuation is a fact and Karen is convinced that the two of them will spend the rest of their lives together. The only trouble is, he isn’t one of her classmates… From the Moment You Saw Me is based on a true story from Norway’s folk high school world, and portrays the transgressive relationship between a teacher and a pupil. The book’s subject matter is extremely topical and especially important for young girls to read about in the wake of #metoo.

Fra du så meg 130 x 205 mm 13–18 years

Eldrid Johansen (b. 1973) is a trained singer and actor. She made her literary début in 2005 and has since written a number of books for young readers. 70


KING OF THE FOREST. EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ELK

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Line Halsnes

Everything you ever wanted to know about the elk!

Skogens konge. Alt du vil vite om elgen 277 x 210 mm / 88 pages 6–12 years

You probably know that the elk is known as the King of the Forest. But did you know that elks shut their eyes if you scratch them behind the ears, that their coats smell of horse and that they’re actually pretty easy to tame? In King of the Forest, you can not only read about how elks live and what they eat, but also about what elk milk tastes like and why the elk’s stomach produces 400 litres of gas per day. You can even learn how to call an elk.

Line Halsnes (b. 1981) has illustrated several children's books. She trained in illustration at the Norwich School of Art and Design. She is a partner in the working collective Kobolt Design.

Kristina Farstad Bjerkek

SEARCH-AND-FIND ABC A beautifully illustrated look-and-find book about animals!

Let-og-finn ABC 248 x 272 mm 3–6 years

Search-and-find ABC is a stylistically assured look-and-find book that combines facts about animals with learning the alphabet. Children can learn the letters of the alphabet at the same time as they have fun finding animals on every page. All the illustrations are in black and white, which makes the tasks that bit harder to solve and also gives the book a modern look. A perfect introduction to the non-fiction genre, this book is suitable for children between 2 and 6 years old.

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Miljøagentene

HELP THE PLANET!

What YOU can do for the environment

The super useful guide for all children who care about the climate, and wonder what they can do to help the planet. Clear the air! Take care of the ocean! Consume less! Have fun outdoors! The issue of climate change has engaged many children. This book aims to explain central questions of the climate and offer easy tips to what children can do to live more environmentally friendly lives. The activities are fun to do, either together with friends or by oneself and for every chapter, there is a secret quest...

Astrid Lindgren 248x265 mm / 112 pages 7–10 years

Hjelp kloden 151 x 226 mm 6-12 years

The Environment Agents are Norwegian children's environmental organization, with more than 10000 members. During the past years, there has been a rush of interest and children from all over the country, who want to know how they may contribute to a better climate. The Environmental Agents care about giving children hope that change is possible.

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UP CLOSE: INSECTS AND BUGS

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Jannicke Wiik-Nielsen/Dag O. Hessen/Ole Mathismoen

Have you ever looked into a spider’s eyes? Or checked out the proboscis of a mosquito? Or discovered the amazing stucture of a butterfly’s wing, or seen the powerful jaws of a ladybug?

Tett på insekter og småkryp 248 x 272 mm 7–12 years

Here, you will find unique portraits of insects and bugs, and photografies that will take your breath away. Get up close to insects and bugs like you have never been before! Did you know that fruit flies were the first animals in space? Or that cockroaches have lived on the earth for longer than the dinosaurs? Do you find deer keds ­annoying? So did the bronze age man Ôtzi – four deer keds have been found on his 5300 year old clothes. Did you know that woodlice breathe with gills, and have blue blood? Or that ladybug blood is yellow? And spiders spin the world’s strongest thread, stronger than any kinds of rope humans have made! Up close: Insects and bugs is a stunning gift book for the whole family.

Ole Mathismoen (b. 1961) has worked as a political journalist, focussing particularly on energy, the environment, and climate issues. He is the author of three books about environmental protection. Dag O. Hessen (b. 1956) is a Professor of Biology at the University of Oslo. He is a distinct voice in the debate on topics like evolution, climate, ecology and biology as a way of understanding humanity. He has published a number of popular science books about evolution, biology and the environment, and received several awards for his promotion of popular science. Jannicke Wiik-Nielsen (b.1969) is a scientist at Norwegian Veterinary Institute. She works with photos of bugs and plants that exist in nature, using her work both in popular science and in art. She has received several international awards, and her work has been featured in international exhibitions such as Royal Albert hall, and by National Geographic. 73


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Astrid Nylander Almaas and Kirsten Resaland

HONESTLY A HANDBOOK FOR YOUNG PEOPLE The ultimate young people’s guide to coping with life and mental health. Honestly is a thoroughly expert book that provides young people with knowledge and advice that can help ease their path through life. Read about topics like identity, feelings and thoughts, self-image, body and sex, you and other people, when life gets tough and mental illnesses. Everybodytro has påstuff dem.going Jo meron dubeneath kjenner på at de bare er tanker, jo mer kan piffen the surface. nothing wrong with gåThere’s ut av de følelsene. that – it’s normal; and it’s what makes us ærlig (Ungdomshåndboka) La oss forand eksempel si du går på skolen og føler deg sikker påHelt at ingen i humans different intriguing! 151 x 226 mm klassen liker deg. Foreldrene dine sier: «Nå må du slutte med dette tøyset, 14–20 years ikke tenk sånn, alle er jo så hyggelige mot deg, og du har venner og alt.» Og du prøver å tenke annerledes. Men når du går inn i klasserommet, er fantasien der med én gang – om at ingen blir glade for at du kommer.

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Grunnen at du tenker slik, erpsychologist at hjernen Kirsten Holtmon Resaland (b. 1980) have Doctor Astrid NylandertilAlmaas (b. 1975) and long experience withforstår childrenordet and young who are struggling in their everyday lives. vår working ikke alltid IKKEadults så godt. 74

Hvis noen ber deg la være å tenke på en slange, hva er det første hjernen din gjør?


GLOW AND GOOSEBUMPS Glow and Goosebumps – step-by-step makeup tips from Karolina Maria Griciute, winner of Glow Up Norge!

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Karolina Maria Griciute

The author is a well-known makeup influencer with over 550,000 followers on Instagram. In this book, she will teach you the tricks professionals use to achieve sheer makeup artistry.

Astrid Lindgren 248x265 mm / 112 pages 7–10 years

Glow og grøss 12-15 years

Norway’s new makeup star gives you all the makeup tips you’ll need for Halloween, everyday life and parties – whether you’re trying for a lovely, natural everyday look, glow and glam for parties or the year’s best Halloween horror. You don’t need to own a cosmetics shop to create these looks. Karolina also gives you tips about what equipment you’ll need – and the best way to look after it.

Karolina Maria Griciute (b. 1995) is Norway’s new make up-star and winner of the competition Glow Up Norway 2019. She has more than half a million followers on Instagram. 75


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Mia Landsem

SAFETY NET In Safety Net, Mia Landsem addresses children from age primary school and up, with clear and concise instructions on how to navigate wisely online and with smartphones. The Internet is an amazing tool that opens up new platforms of communication, social media, school work and games. But the Internet also provides plenty of misinformation, possibilities for bullying and in the worst cases, dangerous scenarios. This book provides rock solid advice on how to be a good friend online, but also about what to do in the case something should happen that is so bad, it becomes very hard to tell an adult. In a simple manner, Mia Landsem ­conveys what is both good and bad about the Internet, what can be hard or painful – and what can actually be a criminal offense.

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Mia Landsem (b. 1997) is a digital detective, public speaker and former Nordic taekwondo champion. She is currently studying IT safety. 76


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