Lilli knows that there are dragons – This is why Eline can't come home with her: because the dragon lives in Lilli's house, and dragons breathe fire and are incredibly scary … and if Lilli isn't careful, she'll wake it up.
But is there a dragon tamer? Someone who can make the dragon nice?
Gro Dahle has previously published the book Angry Man about fathers who react with anger and scare children. In The Dragon, it is a mother who is doing the threatening and scaring Lilli. In this book, Dahle again works with Svein Nyhus, who is one of our biggest picture book illustrators.
Gro Dahle wisely and sensitively continues her work to address painful yet important childhood issues.
"Nyhus har utstyrt gatene med forvirrende piler som om Lilli befinner seg i en labyrint (...) Pilene hinter virkningsfullt til den australske bildebokkunstneren Shaun Tan og hans legendariske «Den bortkomne tingen»."
Guri Fjeldberg, Bergens Tidende
Skremmende god 23.10.2018
«…nok en viktig byggestein i deres kunstneriske formidlingsprosjekt…»
«…en utfordrende allalderbok som gjør et sterkt inntrykk.»
Gro Dahle (1962–) writes for both children and adults. As a children’s book writer she is known for her poetic books on themes that are often given little attention. Her poetry collections Riddles of Rain (Regnværsgåter) and A Hundred Thousand Hours (Hundre tusen timer) have solid places in the canon of modern Norwegian poetry. She has also published novels and short stories.