An engaging novel about one of the most dramatic events of the 1980s in Norway The year is 1980. The residential oil platform named Alexander L. Kielland has just capsized in the North Sea, and the family of oil worker Jonny are waiting back home for the phone to ring.
Discover the amazing animal hands! All of us humans have hands with five long fingers, but the hands in the animal kingdom look a little different. We call them paws, claws, fins, hooves or wings. Yet when we look at how human and animal hands have been put together, we can see that they are actually rather similar. Hands are vital tools for both humans and animals.
Avlyst på grunn av sorg Published by Samlaget, 2019
Emotions in turmoil
“Jesus, I’ve seen so many people just like you: beautiful, privileged and from good families, people who always have the wind behind their back. But the moment the going gets tough, they’re in total crisis.”
A powerful debut about a nude photo in the wrong hands Anna has just moved to a new home with her parents. Back to the village where her dad grew up, where Anna’s grandma still lives. But rumours travel faster than a car can drive. A rumour doesn’t care about kilometres, speed limits or travel itineraries. A rumour just wants to get where it’s going. And once it arrives, it will try to reach out to as many people as it possibly can…
Jenta i kista Published by Samlaget, 2019 EASY READER
An exciting thriller for children who can read by themselves In a huge, ancient house, there is a chest. Nobody knows what’s inside. A 100 years ago a happy family used to live in the house. But now, nobody wants to. All the rooms are empty. Except the attic, where there is a chest. But then, one day, the box is opened.
Sprut. Sanninga om kroppsvæskene dine Published by Samlaget, 2018
Once you read this book, blood tests, kisses and glasses of milk will never be the same. In A Single Drop, Åsmund H. Eikenes spurts out funny stories about blood, sweat and tears, and mixes them together with grand revelations about more than 50 vastly different bodily fluids.The latest research tells us that our inner juices are far more important than you might think. Tiny little snot droplets can stay airborne for a whopping ten minutes after a mighty sneeze, mucus from the cervix guides healthy sperm cells on their way to the egg, and young people’s blood may contain the secret recipe to eternal life.
Nesten menneske. Biografien om Julius Published by Samlaget 2017
Julius the Chimpanzee is the most famous animal in Norway. He was born on Boxing Day 1979, in Kristiansand Zoo in southern Norway. Six weeks old he was rejected by his mother and had to live with a human family for one year. A camera crew followed him during this period and the following TV program made him into a celebrity in Norway.
Poetry that opens luminous spaces by a World-Class poet
Olav H. Hauge (1908 – 1994) was born in Ulvik, the fjordside village where he spent almost his entire life. While his mother Katrina had deep roots in Ulvik, his father Håkon came from Sogn, several mountain ranges and one fjord farther north.
A book about gender identity and losing your nearest and dearest Nikolai identifies himself as a boy, but he was born a girl named Nina. We follow his time spent on his grandparents’ farm after he was deserted by his mother at the age of twelve. His granddad, Johannes, is the only one who wants to see him as Nikolai. It slowly becomes clear that Johannes is becoming sick, and Nikolai has to live through the only one who can see him slowly fading away.
Reluctantly, 16-year-old Knut goes on a trip to Canada with his mother Gunhild. The plan is to follow the footsteps of his great-grandfather who left his wife and six children in Norway, never to return. Knut has dropped out of school after a serious act of violence against his best mate. His mother’s aim is to make this trip into turning point. Moreover, she also has an urge to get away. The journey takes them into the great Canadian wilderness where nothing turns out to be as they have planned or imagined.