Tarn of Death (Innbundet)


Sigbjørn Mostue

Norwegian title: Dødens tjern
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2020
Pages: 120
Illustrator: Bleidin, Ketil
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202659073
Kategori: Children's Books
Age: 9 - 12
Overview Dødens tjern

Mathias and his sister Malin are taken on an overnight trip to a nature reserve by their eager, nature-loving father. But their father’s new girlfriend Ella Loudmouth and her daughter Birgitte are also coming along on the trip. The atmosphere is already grim from the time they’re in the car and Mathias foresees forced jollity with the bonus family out in the wilderness where there’s nothing to do. But it’s not long before mysterious things start to happen and Mathias receives a message saying that Malin is in danger. There turn out to be creatures living in the forest that are invisible to humans, unless they do what Mathias does: go through an uprooted tree and come out on the other side into a place where there are pixies and elves and a river sprite on the lookout for human food. Mathias faces enormous trials and the trip proves to be anything but boring.

Sigbjørn Mostue has written a super intense novel for 9–12-year-olds that combines mythical creatures from Norwegian folklore with modern-day problems of conservation and climate issues.
The book is illustrated by Ketil Bleidin.

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Author Sigbjørn Mostue

Sigbjørn Mostue (b. 1969) has a degree in the History of Ideas and has worked as an editor. He is now a full time writer, having authored a number of bestselling books for young readers, including the trilogies The Elf Sign and The Last Magician. He also writes crime novels for adults together with Johnny Brenna. He has been both nominated for and won the UPRISEN award, won the ARK-Children's book prize, and been nominated for the Brage Prize.

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