Amundsen through the Northwest Passage (Innbundet)

Author:

Bjørn Ousland

Norwegian title: Amundsen gjennom Nordvestpassasjen
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2014
Pages: 64
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202448103
Age: 6 - 14
Overview Amundsen gjennom Nordvestpassasjen

The Northwest Passage, the mythical sea route north of the American mainland, has attracted explorers looking for a shortcut to Eastern treasures for centuries. Here ships have disappeared without a trace and hundreds of men have lost their lives to the ice.

In 1903, Roald Amundsen and a crew of six men ventured into these waters on the herring boat Gjøa. The Gjøa voyage was to last several years and offer danger, excitement and friendship with Inuits which would later characterise Amundsen as a polar explorer. He also brought new knowledge and breakthrough discoveries back to Norway.

Amundsen gjennom Norvestpassasjen also solves the mystery of the Franklin expedition, during which 129 men disappeared in the areas where Amundsen spent the winter before completing his voyage successfully.

This is the fourth book in Bjørn Ousland’s polar series.

The Norwegian Ministry of Culture's Special Prize for Children and Youth 2014 was awarded to Bjørn Ousland for his polar series.

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Reviews from Amundsen gjennom Nordvestpassasjen
"Vellykket blanding av fakta og spenning for barn. [...] I denne boken forteller Ousland engasjerende og fargerikt om Amundsens dristige ferd gjennom ishavet, ved hjelp av flere ulike fortellerteknikker. Det som er velkjent fra klassiske faktabøker for barn blir gitt en ekstra narrativ vri gjennom virkemidler fra tegneseriene. Boken glir sømløst mellom sekvenser med fortellerstemme og tilhørende illustrasjoner, og mer tradisjonelle tegneserieteknikker som ruter og snakkebobler."
 
Walter Wehus, Bergens Tidende

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Author Bjørn Ousland
Bjørn Ousland (1959–) is a cartoonist, illustrator and author of children’s books. He has received several awards for his illustrations and cartoons, and his lines are filled with humor.

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Foreign rights
Russia

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