Marianne Gretteberg Engedal: THE POLICE BURGLAR

Cover of "The Police Burglar"

Polititjuven
Published by Samlaget, 2021

Cops and robbers
Bill was born into a family of burglars, but he isn’t a burglar anymore. There’s no one in the world Bill likes more than Sausage Sam, and there’s nothing in the world Sausage Sam likes more than sausages. However, just before the school is about to go on an overnight trip to the forest, a police family moves to town. Policewoman Polly joins the class trip, and everything changes for Bill when Polly becomes a police burglar: she steals his best friend – Sausage Sam!

From the reviews: " With THE POLICE BURGLAR Marianne Gretteberg Engedal takes a firm grip on the fresh place in the elite division among Norwegian children's book authors. "
                                              The daily Bergens Tidende

"Marianne Gretteberg Engedal is back with a dream of a sequel. The book oozes sheer quality … the illustrations are really eye-catching – lively, with a controlled recklessness and plenty of peculiarities. The landscape is painted in a delightfully acidic colour palette."

                                                     Klassekampen


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Lars Mæhle/Victoria H. Hamre: THE VAMP FAMILY. THE MYSTERY OF THE LONG-NECKED VAMPIRE VICTIM

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Familien Vamp. Mysteriet med det langhalsede vampyrofferet
Published by Papermoon, 2022

The peaceful little town of Hayfield is haunted by some strange and sinister attacks. The victims are found with bite marks on their necks. Yes, that’s right – just like the marks vampires make!

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Endre Kvangraven: WOLVES IN A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

WILDLIFE / ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

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Ulv i det norske kulturlandskapet
Published by Res Publica, 2021

This work of literary nonfiction, eco-literature, explores the role wolves have played in Norwegian cultural history, drawing on insights from the environmental humanities. From Norse mythology and the Viking Age, it traces human–wolf relations through medieval superstition to the systematic wolf persecution of the nineteenth century, when wolves were almost driven to extinction, and finally to the current situation, where wolves stand a chance of recovery but are kept endangered through legal and illegal hunting. The contrast between cultural landscapes and old-growth forest is thrown into sharp relief. Wolves are a keystone species and have become a flagship species for restoration and rewilding.

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Hilde Myklebust: SPLINTERED

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Splintra
Published by Samlaget, 2022

Happy and Sad
The summer after tenth grade stretches out before Mia and her group of friends, long and free. Soon they’ll be going to high school and will be split up, scattering in different directions. But they have this summer together, here and now. During the vacation, Mia and Are grow close in a new way, and it’s difficult to tell the difference between friendship and what may be love.

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Kari Stai: YESPER AND NOPER-series

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Jakob og Neikob-serien
Published by Samlaget 2008 – 2022

NEW! 7 Yesper and Noper and the Time Machine
Jakob og Neikob og tidsmaskinen.
The seventh and final book about best buddies, Yesper and Noper
This is a story about time – which can go quickly or stand still. And get lost. Best friends Yesper and Noper go to bed after a long, busy day. They’re keen to get some rest. But when they wake up again at last, they find they’ve slept for ten whole years. What’s happened to all that time? Have they lost it? Can the Thief have stolen it? Can they buy some time from Slowper at the corner shop, who always has all the time in the world? Or could a time machine be their salvation?

Book review from NRK P2 (Norwegian Broadcasting, radio P2: 2 April 2022

“In the seventh book in the series, Kari Stai concludes with a one-of-a-kind children’s adventure. What do we do with the time available to us? Do we use it actively or do we store it up? Is it possible to steal time or can it be bought? These are the kind of questions that best friends Yesper and Noper are grappling with.   …. The book has all the hallmarks of a classic. …  It will stand the test of time.

The aim of introducing the very youngest readers to complex ethical dilemmas gets a thumbs up from me. When the stakes are raised in a grounded, everyday story, the end result is superb children’s literature.”

The daily newspaper Klassekampen wrote “… a highly successful exploration of some very big questions. The book has the whole scope of human life within its sights”.

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Geir Stian Ulstein/Line Renslebråten: MATHEO SAVES THE SHARK

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Matheo redder haien
Published by Spartacus, 2022

A read-aloud book about a shark who gets ill because of all the plastic in the sea
Matheo is five and lives in a house beside the sea. One day when he cycles down to the beach, he finds a shark that has been washed ashore.

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