Vera is out running by night. She wants to meet her little brother again. For that, she needs help from Syl. Vera runs fast, with her hair streaming out behind her. Quickly, quickly, down to the pond, down to Syl. Syl, who tell Vera the best stories. Syl, who brings little brother to life.
Den finaste historia is both heavy and light, abstract and concrete, painful and moving. Together, Torseter and Tjønn have created a quite unique picture-book.
'This is a book you can read many times and discover new things each time. A classic book for all ages, in the sense that experienced readers will read into the text in ways that less experienced readers might not, but the youngest doesn’t feel cheated of anything because of that. Tjønn and Torseter’s fairy-tale world is a fascinating and moving universe.'
'Den finaste historia is of such a character that, when I try to characterise it, starts to become difficult to write about with words without a certain ironic distance: Poetic and dreamlike, rushing, soaring, beautiful and sharp.'
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