Thor Gotaas: RUNNING: A WORLD HISTORY

Running - A World HistoryLøping. En verdenshistorie
Published by Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 2008/2018

An original, funny, and almost improbable world history. Why do people run? Four millennia ago in Mesopotamia, King Shulgi ran from Nippur to Ur to take part in a religious festival. In ancient Egypt, the pharaoh had to run to prove his vitality and to hold on to power. And then there are the little-known naked runs, whore runs, endurance tests at bars, backward runs, monk runs, and the Inca Empire’s got professional runners. Thor Gotaas shows us what running, in all its remarkable diversity, is and has been for mankind.

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Erna Osland and Per Ragnar Møkleby: WHEN IT RAINS IN AFRICA: A BOOK ABOUT WEATHER AND CLIMATE CHANGE

'When it Rains in Africa' coverNår det regner i Afrika
Ei bok om vêr og klimaendringar
Published by Samlaget, 2015

A fact book for children all about meteorology. What creates the weather? Where does the wind come from? Why does hail come down at the speed of a racing car and why does it even rain in the first place?

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Latest rights sales

  • Kim Hjardar: AUDR. WOMEN IN THE VIKING AGE (non-fiction, 2022), sold to Denmark
  • Lasse L. Matberg: VIKING KNITTING (non-fiction, 2021), sold to Germany, previously to Denmark, Finland and UK (World English rights)
  • Kari Stai: YESPER AND NOPER (picture book, 2008), THE THIEF STRIKES BACK (2012) and THE EMPTY ROOM (2014), sold to Italy.
  • Maria Parr: TONJE GLIMMERDAL (children’s novel, 2009) sold to Latvia, previously to Germany, Belgium, Catalonia, Georgia, Lithuania,  Sweden, Russia, France, Iceland, Denmark, Poland, North-Macedonia,  China, Ukraine, Estonia, Faroe Island,  Bulgaria,  Italy, England, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, India (Hindi), USA.

Maria Parr: WAFFLE HEART

Cover of 'Waffle Heart'Vaffelhjarte
Published by Samlaget, 2005

One thing Trille knows for sure: that his great aunt makes the world’s best waffles. He is sure, too, that Knert-Mathilde is a wonderful place in which to live – and that his neighbour, Lena Lid, is his best friend. But he is anything but sure that he is her best friend. And when Lena asks him exactly why he wants a father, although he has one, Trille isn’t sure about that, either.

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Kenneth Steven / Øyvind Torseter: WHY DOGS HAVE WET NOSES

Historia 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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