Pia Strømstad/Trond Bredesen: 10 DARING EXPEDITIONS

10 ville ekspedisjonar

Published by Samlaget 2018

Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon. Ellen MacArthur sailed across stormy, rocky seas the whole world over – all by herself. And no-one has ever been as far beneath the ocean as James Cameron.

Throughout 10  Daring Expeditions, we learn about all three of them, as well as seven other great explorers. What drives a person to travel to where no man has ever been before? What makes them climb higher, dive deeper, and blaze a trail into a world that is often cold, wet and dangerous, without ever knowing whether they will make it back? In 10 Daring Expeditions, we find out about the last century of pioneers who have dared to pit themselves against the forces of nature, and to confront the unknown. Usually we only hear about expeditions that are successful – ones where the explorers reach their goal, or set the record that they hoped for. Yet there are countless adventurers who never make it. Fridtjof Nansen didn’t reach the North Pole how he had planned, and others never came back.

10  Daring Expeditions is an entertaining, educational depiction of the fundamental human desire to test boundaries and search for answers. These are stories that will challenge young readers and provide them with great role models.

Translation rights sold to: Czech, Finland and Slovakia.

The next book in the series, 10 Incredible Discoveries, is scheduled for publication in 2019.

Pia Strømstad (b. 1963) is a journalist and has in the past written a number of fact-books for children, on subjects that include ghosts,  father Christmas and oil. In 2011, her book Oil was nominated for the Norwegian Ministry of Culture ’s prize for children and young people’s literature for best non-fiction work. Her latest book, published in 2017, is entitled Do. Ei stinkande reise gjennom bæsjens historie (Bog. A Smelly Journey through the History of Poo), illustrated by Flu Hartberg.

Trond Bredesen (b. 1956) has worked with illustrations for advertising, packaging, newspapers and books.  He has received several prizes for his work.

Exciting non-fiction for children from 8 and up.

Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon. Ellen MacArthur sailed across stormy, rocky seas the whole world over – all by herself. And no-one has ever been as far beneath the ocean as James Cameron.

Throughout 10 Crazy Expeditions, we learn about all three of them, as well as seven other great explorers. What drives a person to travel to where no man has ever been before? What makes them climb higher, dive deeper, and blaze a trail into a world that is often cold, wet and dangerous, without ever knowing whether they will make it back? In 10 Crazy Expeditions, we find out about the last century of pioneers who have dared to pit themselves against the forces of nature, and to confront the unknown. Usually we only hear about expeditions that are successful – ones where the explorers reach their goal, or set the record that they hoped for. Yet there are countless adventurers who never make it. Fridtjof Nansen didn’t reach the North Pole how he had planned, and others never came back.

10 Crazy Expeditions is an entertaining, educational depiction of the fundamental human desire to test boundaries and search for answers. These are stories that will challenge young readers and provide them with great role models.

The next book in the series, 10 Incredible Discoveries, is scheduled for publication in 2019.

Pia Strømstad (b. 1963) is a journalist and has in the past written a number of fact-books for children, on subjects that include ghosts,  father Christmas and oil. In 2011, her book Oil was nominated for the Norwegian Ministry of Culture ’s prize for children and young people’s literature for best non-fiction work. Her latest book, published in 2017, is entitled Do. Ei stinkande reise gjennom bæsjens historie (Bog. A Smelly Journey through the History of Poo), illustrated by Flu Hartberg.

Trond Bredesen (b. 1956) has worked in design, PR and advertising, and also works as an illustrator for newspapers and books. He has received several prizes for his work.

Lars Mæhle: ANDROMEDA

 

Lars Mæhle

Andromeda

Published by Samlaget, 2018

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

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.

Andromeda is a young adult novel brimming with pace, tension and drama. It tells a story of young people who all, in some way, feel sidelined and othered. They are confused outcasts in the world, putting on masks and trying to present different, tougher versions of who they truly are. It is a tale of loyalty and betrayal, pecking orders and mind-games, of finding small things inside the big and big things inside the small – a tale of butterflies and the universe.

Lars Mæhle (b. 1971) has written a number of books for children and young adults and fiction, among them the children’s novel Tunisia’s Keeper (Keeperen til Tunisia), 2004. In 2011 the film “The Liverpool Goalie”- based on Mæhle’s novel  received the Crystal Bear  in Berlin  2011.  This title was sold to Germany. In 2009 he wrote the awarded fantasy novel  The Country beneath the Ice / Landet under isen. His first short story collection, Korea. Stories about love / Korea. Noveller om kjærleik (2011) was received very well. Mæhle’s crimes novels for adults, The Dark Gate /Den mørke porten, 2013, was sold to Germany, Italy. The second book was Linné’s grim lesson / Linnés dystre lærdom, 2014, sold to Germany.

Lars Mæhle          Lars Mæhle

Pål Brekke: THE HISTORY OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Historien om nordlyset
Published by Polarmax, 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.

This book explain the mechanisms behind the northern lights, and how we can predict when and where we can see them.

There have been hundreds of stories and theories to explain these celestial lights, which we now know as the northern lights. Today we know that the northern lights are caused by charged particles from the Sun. This book describe this fascinating phenomenon from myths to modern research and science, illustrated by a number of captivating images.  158 pages. 140 images. Format 21×26 cm.

Dr Pål Brekke received a PhD in 1993 from the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo.  He has worked for the European Space Agency at NASA. He currently works at the Norwegian Space Centre. He has received prizes like ESA´s´Exceptional Achievement Award in 2002 and Laurels for Team Achievements from the International Academy of Astronautics in 2003.

Dr. Brekke has written several popular science books about the Sun and the Northern Lights, that are translated into many languages. He has recently produced the international award-winning documentary «The Northern Lights – a Magic Experience”, available in a number of languages. He is also an international recognized lecturer.

 

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  • Lene Wold: NO HONOUR IN CRIME (non-fiction. 2017), sold to Czech, previously to Iceland, Denmark and Canada (World English rights).
  • Maria Parr: THE GOALIE AND THE SEA (children’s novel, 2017), sold to Serbia, , previously to Belgium, Bulgaria, Catalonia,  Denmark,  England, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia,  Poland, Russia, Slovenia,  Spain,  Sweden, Ukraina.
  • Bjørn Berge: NOWHERELANDS (non-fiction, 2017), sold to Estonia,                         previously to Japan, South Korea, England, Czech, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, USA
  • Pia Strømstad/Trond Bredesen: 10 DARINGS EXPEDITIONS (children’s non fiction, 2018), sold to Czech, Finland, Slovakia.
  • Kari Smeland: THE CROWDIVE FAMILY AND THE SNEEZE IN THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR (children’s novel, 2014), sold to Malta, previously to Czech, Denmark, France, Germany, Turkey.
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