Mum's Hair (Innbundet)


Gro Dahle

Norwegian title: Håret til mamma
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2007
Pages: 32
Illustrator: Nyhus, Svein
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202269807
Overview Håret til mamma

Emma has the prettiest mum in the world, the best mum in the world. But sometimes Mum just lies there on the sofa and is strange and scared and sad. Then she can’t be bothered to do anything and the sun is gone. Her hair is full of waves and curls. It must be difficult being able to think with so many curls, Emma thinks and gets a brush from the drawer. Emma brushes and brushes, but the hair is really tangled and Emma has to get right down into the hair, in there where wild and dangerous creatures live. Emma becomes scared. But there’s a man with glasses standing in the middle of all this hair. – What are you doing in Mum’s hair? says Emma. – The same as you, he says, – trying to help.
The story is poetic and intense and will appeal to both children and adults. The beautiful and expressive illustrations are drawn by Svein Nyhus.

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Author Gro Dahle

Gro Dahle (b. 1962) writes for both children and adults. As a children's author she is known for her poetic books on themes that are often given little attention. Her poetry collections Riddles of Rain and A Hundred Thousand Hours have solid places in the canon of modern Norwegian poetry. She has also published novels and short stories.

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