What Is There and What is Lost (Innbundet)


Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus

Norwegian title: Det som finnes og det som er borte
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2024
Pages: 40
Illustrator: Nyhus, Kaia Linnea Dahle
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Originaltittel: Det som finnes og det som er borte
ISBN/EAN: 9788202833930
Kategori: Children's Books
Age: 3 - 6
Overview Det som finnes og det som er borte

Powerful and highly topical picture book about war, flight, change and reconciliation.

In the beginning, there is a house with blue window frames. There is a mum and a dad, a cushion, a grandmother, a school, a cat on the step and a secret chocolate drawer. But there is also war. There are bombs and uniforms and grownups talking in whispers, and the war will change everything. Soon almost everything is gone. The chocolate drawer and the cat, the cushion and Grandmother, the school and even Dad. Now there are new things. There are queues and cold draughts and a house that isn’t a home. There are people who talk strangely and food that tastes weird. But there are also children who play. And a cat on the step who may become a friend.

What Is There and What is Lost is a powerful story about having to abandon everything you know and put down new roots in an unfamiliar place. It’s a story that will be a great conversation-starter in schools and kindergartens, where many people meet children who have been forced to flee from war and unrest in their homelands.

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Author Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus

Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus (1990–) studied visual communication at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo, and also studied illustration at the Luzern College in Switzerland.
She has illustrated several of Gro Dahle's books, and was awarded the Ministry of Cultures Illustration Prize in 2011 for the book Hope, said Goose. The War, from 2013 was nominated to the Norwegian Critics Prize and The Nordic Councils Children’s literature prize. In 2014 she made her own debut with the book Do you want to hear a secret, that she received the NBU Debutant Prize for. Since then she has authored several books.

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