Bjørn Berge: IN THE AGE OF THE BOMBERS

CULTURAL HISTORY

Cover of "In the Age of the Bombers"

Luftens tyranner. Menn og bombefly gjennom 100 år
Published by Spartacus Forlag, 2019

Deadly planes as big as football pitches with bomb loads of up to 50 tonnes have thundered over cities and countries since 1914. The scenario is both historical and contemporary.
The arrival of bomber technology, with its ability to penetrate front lines and spread destruction among civilian populations, changed the nature of warfare forever. Its supporters claimed mass bombing would yield rapid victories by demoralising enemy populations. The idea persists: if only bombers become powerful, fast and precise enough, wars will be won swiftly and bloodlessly.

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Rune Belsvik: THE BIRD BOY

Cover of "The Bird Boy"

Fugleguten
Published by Samlaget, 2019

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?

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Marianne G. Engedal: THE SAUSAGE BURGLAR

Pølsetjuven
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!”

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  • 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.
  •  Kari Stai: YESPER AND NOPER (picture book, 2008), sold to Israel, previously to China, Denmark, Egypt,  France, Germany, India, South Korea.
  • Bjørn Berge: IN THE AGE OF THE BOMBERS (non-fiction, 2019), sold to Italy, Hungary.
  • Pia Strømstad/Trond Bredesen: 10 DARING EXPEDITIONS (children’s non fiction, 2018), sold to Russia, previously to Czech, Denmark, Finland, Slovakia.