Vikingenes største slag Published by Spartacus Forlag, 2020
“You all belong to Odin!” The heathen Vikings once sent shockwaves throughout Christian Europe. Many of these warriors had sworn themselves to Odin, and considered themselves to be part of his army, making death on the battlefield something not to be feared. During the Battle of Fyrisvollene in southern Sweden, a battlecry was heard: “You all belong to Odin!”
To the Vikings, war was ubiquitous. Their raids united the Spanish kingdoms and halted the progress of Charlemagne and the Franks in Europe. Wherever the Viking ships sailed, they left enormous suffering in their wake. But through these meetings of cultures, European and Nordic societies were also transformed.
The boy in this winter night story cannot sleep; therefore it’s good to have daddy there to answer all his questions. Like are the red birds sleeping?Do the foxes eat their food? And most importantly: is mummy sleeping? In this starry and quiet picture book, we meet a confident father and an anxious boy who take care of each other in the vast winter night. From 4 to 10 years.
The Vikings came from the Sea, a part of the world the inhabitants of Europe thought to be endless and impassable. From the 9th to the 11th century, Viking ships landed on almost every shore in the Western world. Wherever Viking ships roamed, enormous suffering followed in their wake, but the encounter between cultures changed both European and Nordic societies.
Lukas is a small, boy, with a kind and curious heart. Through his perspective he sees the everyday events – little things that can be big and dramatic to a four year-old. The charming tales of Lukas´ world fill readers with wonder and questions. It’s easy to grow fond of Lukas – and once you get to know him, you might even want him as a friend!
Lemen – fjellets hjerte Published by Mangschou Forlag, 2020
The lemming is a small hamster, with a thick sausage-like body, with short legs, and tiny ears. It is easy to recognize as they have a very characteristic appearance, with yellowy-orange fur speckled with black spots on their heads and along their backs. During the “lemming years” the furious lemmings are everywhere in the mountains. There are millions. But suddenly they are all gone, and many years can pass before you see a lemming again. Why?
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.
This book is all about animals that are specialists in hiding away. There’s a spider in Asia that imitates a butterfly and a fish swimming in the Amazon that looks like a leaf. There are animals that pretend to be something very different from what they actually are – an insect assassin that imitates a swarm of ants by sticking a pile of dead ants on its back and a little frog that pretends to be bird poo. There are also incredible animals that can change their disguise, like the peacock flounder: when a scientist put it on a chessboard, black and white checks appeared on its skin! And did you know there’s an octopus that can copy 15 different animals?
Høgspenning. Livsfare. Published by Samlaget, 2020
A story about living as a roommate with your sick mother Lea is in her second year of high school. She lives in one of her school’s onsite apartments and has zero friends. Back home on the farm, Mum never gets out of bed. No matter what Lea does or says, her mum just won’t get up.
A poetic tale about an intrepid girl coming face to face with nature Ylva and her dad are out walking to their summer house down by the sea. But they are not the only ones on the steep mountainside. The wild goat, Blackbeard, and his flock also call the area home. The sea eagles do, too.