Ida Eva Neverdahl: FLOKE. A CALM KID IN A WORLD OF VICIOUS VIKINGS

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Floke. Ein fredeleg fyr i ei vill vikingverd.
Published by Samlaget, 2020

Norse mythology for the 2020s
Floke Skrufsson is a calm kid in a world of vicious Vikings. He isn’t a big fan of violence and fighting, and would much rather sit on the grass making music. One day he rescues an old fogey whose nose is stuck in a tree and as a thank you, Floke receives a strange and unusual sword. But there’s a snag: Whoever holds this sword must save the world from the apocalypse – Ragnarok itself! In the book we run into Old Norse legends such as Thor and Odin, Freya and the World Serpent.

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Ida Eva Neverdahl: FLOKE 2

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Floke 2 – Inn i Skrømtskogen
Published by Samlaget, 2021

Into the Dark Forest
This is the sequel to Floke – A Calm Kid in a World of Vicious Vikings (2020). Floke is a different kind of Viking hero, a calm kid in a world of vicious Vikings. Now he has an important mission: he must save the world from Ragnarok, the apocalypse; the final destruction of the world. To do so Floke must set out on an epic journey. His perilous travels through the Dark Forest and over the Troll Mountains lead him to Jotunheim itself, the city ruled by the gods’ sworn enemy, the Jotnar giants. Will he manage to save the world from total destruction?

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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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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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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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