Dinosaurgjengen: Egget, Svømmekonkurransen, Reisen
Published by Kagge Forlag, 2019
Exciting dino series for children from 5 and up
Get to know all about dinosaurs big and small in The Dinosaur Bunch. Rasmus Rex is a slightly anxious six year-old who lives together with his family in the big boggy forest. Rasmus is always being reluctantly dragged along on adventures by his best friend, Trym Troodon. Trym is six years old too, but nothing frightens him. And then there’s Grandma Rex. She isn’t nearly as sweet and elderly as she looks. Sometimes she can be downright deadly!
Book 1: THE EGG
Early one morning, Rasmus Rex rudely awoken by his friend, Trym Troodon. Trym has big news: His mum’s egg is about to hatch! Rasmus and Trym decide to take a shortcut through the boggy forest to get there in time. But is this very wise? On the way they meet some fairly fearsome dinosaurs. And when they come out the other side, a surprise is waiting for them…
Book 2: THE SWIMMING COMPETITION
Rasmus Rex is visiting the beach with his family and his best friend, Trym. Rasmus isn’t such a good swimmer, so when his big brother Robin challenges Rasmus and Trym to a swimming competition, it can’t possibly go well. All these rumours about a sea monster in the water don’t help either. It turns out to be an exciting competition, with plenty of dino-surprises the whole way.
Book 3: THE TRIP
Trym wonders what lies behind the big mountains up in the north. What exists outside the borders of the map? Rasmus thinks it is crocodilemosquitos, predator grass, draculasharks or perhaps even a monsterosaurus rex! Trym thinks there just are kind dinosaurs there. He persuades Rasmus to join an exciting and exhausting trip, and their goal is to reveal the secrets on the other side of the mystical mountains.
Translation rights sold to: Estonia, Finland and Iceland.
Book 4, The Treasure Hunt is due for release in September 2020.
Lars Mæhle (b. 1971) has written a number of books for children,YA and fiction, among them the children’s novel Tunisia’s Keeper (2004). In 2011 the film The Liverpool Goalie, based on Mæhle’s novel received the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2009 he wrote the awarded fantasy novel The Country beneath the Ice. Most recently he wrote the YA novel Andromeda (2018) and a crime series for small children.
Lars Rudebjer (b. 1958) has illustrated more than 40 children’s books published in 10 countries. His production also includes postcards, comic strips, board games and CD games for children, and a collection of pictures for IKEA.