Pia Strømstad/Trond Bredesen: 10 DARING EXPEDITIONS

10 ville ekspedisjonar
Published by Samlaget 2018

Exciting non-fiction for children from 8 and up.
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.

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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!”

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.

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), sold to Romania,                          previously to Japan, South Korea, England, Czech, Estonia, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, USA.
  • Pia Strømstad/Trond Bredesen: 10 DARINGS EXPEDITIONS (children’s non fiction, 2018), sold Denmark, previously to Czech, Finland, Slovakia.