Kenneth Steven / Øyvind Torseter: THE STORY ABOUT HOW DOGS GOT WET NOSES

The Story About how Dogs got Wet NosesHistoria om korleis hunden fekk våt snute
Published by Samlaget, 2012

A fabulous twist on the story of Noah’s Ark. When water floods the land, old Noah builds a huge ark and takes on board creepy-crawlies, farm animals and wild animals of every type. While they are out at sea something awful happens, the boat springs a leak! What on earth can they do? Luckily Noah knows a way. This picture book is a lively retelling of the old fable.

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Trude Tjensvold: DO YOU WANT A CAT?

Cover of Trude Tjensvold: Do You Want a Cat?

Vil du ha katt?
Published by Samlaget, 2019

Where can Rusken live?
“Have you seen this box before?” asks Gro.
Gunnar shakes his head.
The box begins to whimper.
The box begins to yowl.
“Who could it be?” Gunnar wonders.

Gro and Gunnar are brother and sister, who have stumbled upon a box. Inside is a cat. The cat is called Rusken and needs a new home. Perhaps someone in their tower block needs a new cat? Gro and Gunnar meets many nice people in their block – and lots of strange animals. Could a cat live together with a snake? Do you want a cat? is ideal for children learning to read. This picture book has a great story and charming illustrations, which are perfect forstimulatingand inspiring new readers.

Author Trude Tjensvold

Trude Tjensvold (b. 1964) has a lot of experience as an illustrator and designer. She debuted with her picture book, Bo moves out in 2016.

Gyrid Axe Øvsteng and Per Ragnar Møkleby: DARK

Mørkt
Published by Samlaget, 2018

An original work about being scared of the dark
Sonny is scared about disappearing in the dark. Which is why he always tries to stay awake for as long as he can. But tonight, there are noises coming from the shadows. The sounds creep closer and closer, and suddenly Sonny finds himself in the middle of a pitch-black tornado. But in the darkness, he is introduced to Natalia.  At the same time he is also introduced to courage.

Once again, the prize-winning pair, Gyrid Axe Øvsteng and Per Ragnar Møkleby, have put together a bombastic storyline, based on touching themes. In Dark, the duo tackle fear in an utterly original way. After all, what do you do when the worst possible thing that could happen, actually happens? Follow Sonny into the darkness to find out. Complete English translation is available.

Gyrid Axe Øvsteng (b. 1974) is an author and dramatist. She had her fiction debut in 2009 with her picture book Finn! She also holds qualifications in both theatre and Nordic studies.

Per Ragnar Møkleby (b. 1974) is an illustrator and a graphic artist. Møkleby has made several books together with Øvsteng. For their 2013 work, Førstemamma på Mars (First Mummy on Mars), they shared the Norwegian  Ministry of Culture’s Best Book Prize as well as the Norwegian Critic’s prize for the best book for children and young people. Translation rights: Sold to China.