Anna Folkestad: WOOLLY

Cover of Anna Folkestad: Wooly

Ulla
Published by Samlaget, 2019

A warm, colourful tale about friendship
Woolly and the other sheep in her flock are playing hide-and-seek. Woolly is great at hiding, but the others aren’t that good at finding her.

All of a sudden her flock is gone, and Woolly has to find her way back to them. While trying to find her friends she gets totally lost and meets all kinds of different animals. First a beaver, then a stoat and then a moose. No river, rockslides, nor even sleeping bears pose a problem to Woolly and her new friends. But can Woolly find her flock?

Woolly is a heartwarming and laugh-out-loud story about flocks and friendships.

Author Anna Folkestad

Anna R. Folkestad (b. 1983) is an author and illustrator. She has written many books, including her popular books about Besta and Bo. In 2012 she was awarded the Neo-Norwegian Children’s Literature Prize for her Unni and Gunni series.

Stein Erik Lunde / Øyvind Torseter: MY FATHER’S ARMS ARE A BOAT

Eg kan ikkje sove no/My Father's Arms are a BoatEg kan ikkje sove no
Published by Samlaget, 2008

The boy in this winter night story cannot sleep; therefore it’s good to have daddy there to answer all his questions. Like are the red birds sleeping? Do the foxes eat their food? And most importantly: is mummy sleeping? In this starry and quiet picture book, we meet a confident father and an anxious boy who take care of each other in the vast winter night. From 4 to 10 years.

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Johan B. Mjønes/Åshild Irgrens : THE LUKAS SERIES

LUKAS-serien
Published by Aschehoug 2016-2018

Lukas is a small, boy, with a kind and curious heart. Through his perspective he sees the everyday events – little things that can be big and dramatic to a four year-old. The charming tales of Lukas´ world fill readers with wonder and questions. It’s easy to grow fond of Lukas – and once you get to know him, you might even want him as a friend!

Cover of Mjønes/Irgens: Sleep Tight, Lukas

Sleep Tight, Lukas/Sov godt, Lukas (1)

Lukas finds it hard to sleep. And it doesn’t get any better when the grown-ups try to help. Everybody in the house tries to get Lukas to sleep, even Oscar the dog. Everybody ends up falling asleep themselves instead. Finally Lukas finds his own ways.

Cover of Mjønes/Irgens: What Are You Doing, Lukas?

What are you doing, Lukas?/ Hva gjør du, Lukas? (2)

Little Lukas has no one to play with. He putters around on his own. When he starts to play and build a hut, one by one of the other children wants to join him. The story develops and in the end all the children have joined in on the project. There is a room  for everyone in Lukas’ hut.

Cover of Mjønes/Irgens: Lukas and the Sparrow

Lukas and the Sparrow / Lukas og spurven (3)

A big sparrow drama for Lukas. Luckily with a happy ending. A sparrow flies into a windowpane and lies lifeless on the ground. Is it dead? Lukas carries the bird inside the house, and the grown-ups come to help. Their curious cat approaches, creating a dramatic moment. In the end everything works fine – the sparrow is not dead and can fly away.

Complete English versions are available for all titles. 32 pages. Format 22 x 23 cm.
The fourth book in the series – Lukas and Kim – will be published September 2019.

Author Johan B. Mjønes and illustrator Åshild Irgens

Johan B. Mjønes (b. 1976) writes books for children, YA and adults. He has a degree in comparative literature. His professional background also include photographing and lecturing at Aschehoug’s Scholl of Writing.
Åshild Irgens (b. 1976) is a popular illustrator and designer. She has a degree from Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Lars Mæhle/Lars Rudebjer: THE DINOSAUR BUNCH: THE EGG

DINOSAURGJENGEN: EGGET 
Published by Kagge, 2019

Exciting dino series for children from 5 and up.

Get to know all about dinosaurs big and small in THE DINOSAUR BUNCH. Rasmus Rex is a slightly anxious six year-old who lives together with his family in the big boggy forest. Rasmus is always being reluctantly dragged along on adventures by his best friend, Trym Troodon. Trym is six years old too, but nothing frightens him. And then there’s Grandma Rex. She isn’t nearly as sweet and elderly as she looks. Sometimes she can be downright deadly!

THE DINOSAUR BUNCH (1) THE EGG

Early one morning, Rasmus Rex rudely awoken by his friend, Trym Troodon. Trym has big news: His mum’s egg is about to hatch! Rasmus and Trym decide to take a shortcut through the boggy forest to get there in time. But is this very wise? On the way they meet some fairly fear dinosaurs. And when they come out the other side, a surprise is waiting for them…

THE DINOSAUR BUNCH (2) THE SWIMMING COMPETITION

Rasmus Rex is visiting the beach with his family and his best friend, Trym. Rasmus isn’t such a good swimmer, so when his big brother Robin challenges Rasmus and Trym to a swimming competition, it can’t possibly go well. All these rumors about a sea monster in the water don’t help either. It turns out to be an exciting competition, with plenty of Dino-surprises the whole way through. 

In THE DINOSAUR BUNCH, Lars Mæhle and Lars Rudebjer have created a whacky dinosaur universe for little ones, jam-packed with fun and funniness. This is the first book in a colourful series that follows the big and small happenings in the lives of Rasmus Rex and his friends. The books are perfect for reading aloud and are suitable for young children who have just started to read on their own. At the back of each book there are lots of facts about all the dinosaurs featured in the story.                                                                                               

English translations are available. 48 pages. Format 20 x 25 cm.                                                                    

Book 3, TRAVELLING BEYOND THE MAP and book 4, THE TREASURE HUNT are due for release in Sept. 2020.

Translation rights sold to: Iceland.

Lars Mæhle (b. 1971) has written a number of books for children and young adults and fiction. Lars Rudebjer (b. 1958) has illustrated more than 40 children’s books widely translated.

Pål Brekke: THE STORY ABOUT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Historien om Nordlyset
Published by Solarmax Consulting, 2018

Watching the northern lights or “aurora borealis” dancing overhead on a clear winter night is one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring sights that the natural world can offer. They differ from all other light phenomena by exhibiting an amazing variety of colours, structures, and movements. For people who have caught a glimpse of the northern lights will the sight often leaves memories for a lifetime.

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Åsmund H. Eikenes: A SINGLE DROP. THE SPECTACULAR SCIENCE OF BODY FLUIDS

NATURAL SCIENCE/BIOLOGY

Sprut. Sanninga om kroppsvæskene dine
Published by Samlaget, 2018

Once you read this book, blood tests, kisses and glasses of milk will never be the same.
In A Single Drop, Åsmund H. Eikenes spurts out funny stories about blood, sweat and tears, and mixes them together with grand revelations about more than 50 vastly different bodily fluids.The latest research tells us that our inner juices are far more important than you might think. Tiny little snot droplets can stay airborne for a whopping ten minutes after a mighty sneeze, mucus from the cervix guides healthy sperm cells on their way to the egg, and young people’s blood may contain the secret recipe to eternal life.

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Lars Mæhle / Lars Rudebjer: THE DINOSAUR BUNCH series

DINOSAURGJENGEN
Published by Kagge Forlag, 2019

Get to know all about dinosaurs big and small in THE DINOSAUR BUNCH. Rasmus Rex is a slightly anxious six year-old who lives together with his family in the big boggy forest. Rasmus is always being reluctantly dragged along on adventures by his best friend, Trym Troodon. Trym is six years old too, but nothing frightens him. And then there’s Grandma Rex. She isn’t nearly as sweet and elderly as she looks. Sometimes she can be downright deadly!

THE DINOSAUR BUNCH (1) THE EGG 

Early one morning, Rasmus Rex rudely awoken by his friend, Trym Troodon. Trym has big news: His mum’s egg is about to hatch! Rasmus and Trym decide to take a shortcut through the boggy forest to get there in time. But is this very wise? On the way they meet some fairly fearsome dinosaurs. And when they come out the other side, a surprise is waiting for them…

THE DINOSAUR BUNCH (2) THE SWIMMING COMPETITION

Rasmus Rex is visiting the beach with his family and his best friend, Trym. Rasmus isn’t such a good swimmer, so when his big brother Robin challenges Rasmus and Trym to a swimming competition, it can’t possibly go well. All these rumours about a sea monster in the water don’t help either. It turns out to be an exciting competition, with plenty of Dino-surprises the whole way through.

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Bår Stenvik: THE INFORMATION

Informasjonen                                                                                                           Published by Tiden Norsk Forlag, 2018

Sven left Nora. Or did Nora leave Sven? Something went wrong between them  –but what? Sven should know. He’s an expert in interpersonal communications for the company Human Content, analyzing and counseling people on body language, coaching professionals. His relationship rupture coincides with a mysterious new project, where Sven is tasked with teaching emotional expression to the artificial intelligence SAM, an experimental digital coach. As Sven’s knowledge is transferred to SAM, man and machine grow closer. But how reliable are his assessments? Why does he experience blackouts? What does the company actually want from him? And what happened to Nora?

The Information is a love story involving a woman, a man, and a computer program. A fable about trying to become a better version of oneself. And a suspenseful tale about being human in the information age. The film rights for The Information have been acquired by Bulldozer Film. The critics wrote:

“Bår Stenvik’s successful science fiction-thriller bears tidings of a new and fruitful direction in the art of the Norwegian novel. ”                                                                     Morgenbladet   

“It is impossible not to delight in this novel’s bold moves. The action is exciting, the ideas are smart, and the plot intricate.                                                                           Dagbladet

Bår Stenvik (b. 1976) is a journalist. He has studied English, literature, and musicology, graduating with a M.A. in Liberal Studies from New School for Social Research in New York. “ In 2011 Stenvik published Dirt (Skitt) – a journey in dirt and bad smells, through historical and cultural examples. Dirt was awarded with The Booksellers’ Non-Fiction Prize 2012. He wrote Bluff (Bløff) in 2014 about our yearn for realness and authenticity, and how we cheat in advertising, politics and identity struggles, etc. Translation rights for Bluff  were sold to Germany, Russia.   The Information is Stenvik’s first novel.

 

 

Alfred Fidjestøl: ALMOST HUMAN – A BIOGRAPHY OF JULIUS THE CHIMPANZEE

BIOGRAPHY/NATURAL HISTORY

Alfred Fidjestøl: Nesten menneske - biografien om Julius/Almost Human - the Bigraphy of Julius the ChimpanzeeNesten menneske. Biografien om Julius
Published by Samlaget 2017

Julius the Chimpanzee is the most famous animal in Norway. He was born on Boxing Day 1979, in Kristiansand Zoo in southern Norway. Six weeks old he was rejected by his mother and had to live with a human family for one year. A camera crew followed him during this period and the following TV program made him into a celebrity in Norway.

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Lars Mæhle: ANDROMEDA

Cover of "Andromeda" Andromeda
published by Samlaget, August 2018

Almost 2 metres tall, 16 year-old Simon looks like strength personified. His violent persona leads the police to arrest him and then, with the aid of social services, forcibly relocate him to yet another foster home. This time he is sent from Oslo to a little valley in Western Norway. He is determined to rebel against his foster parents, keep everyone at a distance and dominate the three bullies in his new class. He reckons it’s going to be easy as pie to set himself up here, but things don’t quite go to plan.

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