Kari Stai: YESPER AND NOPER – THE STORM

Cover of "Yesper and Noper – the Storm"

Jakob og Neikob – Stormen
Published by Samlaget, 2019

Yesper and Noper are in climate trouble
The two best friends, Yesper and Noper are out pruning their garden when Screwloose zooms past on her way to the factory.
“Can you really build anything imaginable there?” ask Yesper and Noper.
“Anything at all in the blink of an eye!” replies Screwloose.

Yesper and Noper are very impressed about this. They start filling their house with carloads of everything possible. But where is Noper going to put his special breathing spot and romping room now? And when The Storm arrives and sweeps Yesper and Noper up into the air, they discover something extraordinary. The Earth has been transformed. Now it’s full of rubbish. That’s when they realise they need to do something: They have to help Screwloose. Now they know exactly what she needs to make in her factory.
Yesper and Noper – The Storm is the sixth book about the prizewinning duo, Yesper and Noper. 32 pages, 21 × 26,5 cm.

The Yesper and Noper series:
1: Yesper and Noper (2008)
2: Yesper and Noper – The Thief Strikes Back (2012)
3: Yesper and Noper and the Empty Room (2014)
4: Yesper and NoperThe Neighbour (2016)
5: Yesper and Noper and Everyone Else (2018)
6: Yesper and NoperThe Storm (2019)

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Portrait of Kari Stai (photo: Kari Svanberg)
Kari Stai
(photo: Kari Svanberg)

Kari Stai (b. 1974) is one of the most popular and respected picture books artists in Norway. She has especially received acclaim for her Yesper and Noper series; the precise language as well as the artistic drawings and use of colours. She has received many prizes, among others the Debutant Prize of the Ministry of Culture, The Brage Prize and The Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature for the first two books about Yesper and Noper: Yesper and Noper (Jakob og Neikob), 2008, and Yesper and Noper –The Thief Strikes Back (Jakob og Neikob – Tjuven slår tilbake) 2012. Stai has also made the board books series about Mopp and Mikko.