Jens Munk. Jakten på Nordvestpassasjen Published by Humanist Forlag, 2019
What could convince a human being to embark on a long sea journey to an unknown place without a definite map, with neither sufficient funds nor medicine, with navigational equipment that is more than 400 years old?
Munk (1579 – 1628), the son of
disgraced gentry, was a captain and a
discoverer. He grew up in Agder, Fredrikstad and Ålborg,
and had already undertook a solo journey to Brazil when he was only 13
years old. Later he moved to Copenhagen where he became a captain in King
Christian VI’s fleet.
Nesten 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.
Poetry that opens luminous spaces by a World-Class poet
Olav H. Hauge (1908 – 1994) was born in Ulvik, the fjordside village where he spent almost his entire life. While his mother Katrina had deep roots in Ulvik, his father Håkon came from Sogn, several mountain ranges and one fjord farther north.
A book about gender identity and losing your nearest and dearest Nikolai identifies himself as a boy, but he was born a girl named Nina. We follow his time spent on his grandparents’ farm after he was deserted by his mother at the age of twelve. His granddad, Johannes, is the only one who wants to see him as Nikolai. It slowly becomes clear that Johannes is becoming sick, and Nikolai has to live through the only one who can see him slowly fading away.
Reluctantly, 16-year-old Knut goes on a trip to Canada with his mother Gunhild. The plan is to follow the footsteps of his great-grandfather who left his wife and six children in Norway, never to return. Knut has dropped out of school after a serious act of violence against his best mate. His mother’s aim is to make this trip into turning point. Moreover, she also has an urge to get away. The journey takes them into the great Canadian wilderness where nothing turns out to be as they have planned or imagined.
Discover the amazing animal hands! All of us humans have hands with five long fingers, but the hands in the animal kingdom look a little different. We call them paws, claws, fins, hooves or wings. Yet when we look at how human and animal hands have been put together, we can see that they are actually rather similar. Hands are vital tools for both humans and animals.
Som ein bror. Historia om sjimpansen Julius Published by Samlaget, 2019
A captivating portrait of a chimpanzee At midnight on the first day of Christmas 1979, a small chimpanzee was born in Kristiansand Zoo. His name was Julius and he was about to have a rocky start in life. His mother turned him away, and Julius was at last adopted by two human families.
Polarnatt Published by Samlaget, 2019 EASY READERS
An ice-cold escape in the dark Ilias is 16 years old and lives in a centre for asylum seekers with his nine-year-old sister, Amira. They have fled their homeland and now find themselves in a refugee centre in North Norway. One day, something happens that makes it dangerous for them to stay. The siblings must escape into the dark night. They don’t know the area, nor anyone who lives there. The wind is freezing cold, and they’re running out of time. Before long they can hear the snowmobile that’s out hunting for Ilias. Who can help them get through this frozen winter night? This book tells an exhilarating story, with a driving plot and tense undertones that grow steadily throughout.
Avlyst på grunn av sorg Published by Samlaget, 2019
Emotions in turmoil
“Jesus, I’ve seen so many people just like you: beautiful, privileged and from good families, people who always have the wind behind their back. But the moment the going gets tough, they’re in total crisis.”
A heart-wrenching, but hope-filled tale about finding your place in the world Lukas thinks that Mummy loves his older sister Alma more than him. And when Lukas doesn’t behave himself, poor Daddy has to tell him off. Naughty little Lukas. Something is always wrong with Lukas. His best friend Nico isn’t always very well-behaved either. Then one day Lukas meets a boy with a pet that’s one-of-a-kind. A black crow. What is it about this boy? And what would happen if Lukas got a bird as well? Could it change everything?