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

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!


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…


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.

Marianne G. Engedal: THE SAUSAGE BURGLAR

Published by Samlaget, 2019

Exciting about an unwilling burglar                                                                                                       

Bill is a nine year-old boy, born into a family of burglars. But Bill doesn’t want to be a burglar. One day he has to steal from his own friend, Sausage Sam. “But I don’t want to steal from Sausage Sam,” yells  Bill, “He’s my friend!” What does he get in response? “A real burglar has to be able to steal from anyone at all!”

This tale takes place in a world where every family has a profession they are born to do. Kjell doesn’t like stealing, and mostly only pinches junk that nobody wants. His family thinks Bill is a bad burglar, and so they pressure him into stealing from his friend. Bill wants to turn over everything he stole, but on the way there he encounters a band of people who were also born into the wrong profession, and who have run to the woods to escape. The Sausage Burglar is all about finding out who you really are, and being brave enough to live the way you want.

Complete English version available.

Marianne G. Engedal (b. in 1986) is an illustrator and a chef. She was educated at Bergen’s art academy, Kunsthøgskulen. This is her first book.


Latest rights sale

  • Maria Parr: THE GOALIE AND THE SEA (children’s novel, 2017), sold to  Faroe Island,  previously to Belgium, Bulgaria, Catalonia,  Denmark,  England, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia,  Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia,  Spain,  Sweden, Ukraina.
  • Bjørn Berge: NOWHERELANDS (non-fiction, 2017),  Egypt, France, Iran and Lithuania,  previously to Japan, South Korea, England, Czech, Estonia, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Sweden, USA.
  • Lars Mæhle/Lars Rudebjer: THE DINOSAUR BUNCH: THE EGG (picture book, 2019), sold to  Estonia, Finland, Iceland.
  • Pia Strømstad/Trond Bredesen: 10 DARING EXPEDITIONS (children’s non fiction, 2018), sold Denmark, previously to Czech, Finland, Slovakia.