Captain Nero: Samson and Roberto 4 (Innbundet)

Series: Samson & Roberto 4

Author:

Ingvar Ambjørnsen

Norwegian title: Kaptein Nero
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2013
Pages: 120
Illustrator: Dybvig, Per
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Series: Samson & Roberto
Serienummer: 4
ISBN/EAN: 9788202420673
Age: 5 - 10
Overview Kaptein Nero

The first three books about Samson and Roberto are loved by big and small readers alike.

The clever cat, Roberto, and the amiable dog, Samson, inherited Fjordgløtt Guesthouse and they live a peaceful life there alongside the pageboy badger, Greta. Handyman otter Olli pops by when something needs repairing. One of their guests, the widowed goose Gåthaug, is nervous and depressed. She believes the end of the world is nigh.

After a while it seems that strange and scary things are happening out at sea. Several people have spotted an enormous, bright eye and when lighthouse keeper Fredrik, a strong and terrified ram, comes rowing at breakneck speed, everybody quickly understands that something is wrong. A small expedition, consisting of Samson, Roberto, Stork von Struts and Benny the News Rat, decide to find out exactly what it is out there that is scaring so many of them. This expedition sends them into perilous territory, with big surprises and unexpected occurences.

The book is as exciting as any James Bond film and is guaranteed to please Samson and Roberto fans new and old!

The previous Samson and Roberto books have been sold Denmark, Finland, The Faeroe Islands, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden and South-Korea.¨

‘An amusing book for adults and children… The fact that Kaptein Nero alludes to the classic tales Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island by the renowned author Jules Verne allows for interplay between adult and child readers, allowing young readers to dip their toes in the water before taking the plunge into world literature. Enjoy!’
TØNSBERG BLAD

‘Kaptein Nero is a story filled with comedic capers and literary references, not least the works of Jules Verne, such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea… Throughout the book the reader can delight in the hilarious drawings by illustrator Per Dybvig, all of which bring the story to life… a book well suited to reading aloud or as an audio book for the whole family to enjoy on long car journeys.’
VG

‘This is an exciting and especially funny book that will bring laughter to readers (in fact, I’d extend that to encompass all creatures), regardless of age… The interplay between the text and the illustrations is perfect.’
Dagbladet

‘Natural storytelling in a superior and witty style has made Ingvar Ambjørsen’s books about his dog Samson and cat Roberto among the best Norwegian children’s books that I’ve come across in recent years.’
AFTENPOSTEN

‘A perfect combination of suspense and humour!’
FORELDRE OG BARN

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Gjennom hele boka kan vi glede oss over Per Dybvigs elleville tegninger som levendegjør historien

Frid Feyling , VG

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Reviews from Kaptein Nero

Gøyalt for barn og voksne

"At «Kaptein Nero» har klare henspillinger på klassikerne «En verdensomseiling under havet» og «Den hemmelighetsfulle øy» av berømte Jules Verne, åpner for samspill mellom voksenleser og barn, en spore til dypdykk i verdenslitteraturen. God fornøyelse!"
 
Finn Stenstad, Tønsberg blad

Hemningsløst gjensyn med Samson og Roberto!

"«Kaptein Nero» er en historie full av humoristiske krumspring og referanser til annen litteratur, ikke minst Jules Vernes «En verdensomseiling under havet».(...) Gjennom hele boka kan vi glede oss over Per Dybvigs elleville tegninger som levendegjør historien. en bok som egner seg ypperlig for høytlesning eller som lydbok for hele familien på lange bilturer."
 
Frid Feyling , VG
"Dette er en spennende, særdeles morsom bok som vil more mennesker, jeg ville nær sagt dyr, i alle aldre (...) Samspillet mellom tekst og bilde er perfekt."Liv Mossige, Dagbladet
"Rå historiefortelling i en suveren og humoristisk stil har gjort Ingvar Ambjørnsens bøker om hunden Samson og katten Roberto til noen av de beste norske barnebøkene av nyere dato som jeg vet om."Atle Christiansen, Aftenposten
"Spenning og humor i god blanding!"Hege K. Fosser Pedersen, Foreldre og barn

Boktips

"Herlig morsomt og grusomt spennende."Byavisa Fredrikstad
"Ellevilt gjensyn med Samson og Roberto fra forfatterens dyriske univers. Barnebok for alle aldre."Sølvi Wærhaug, årets beste bøker 2013, VG

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Author Ingvar Ambjørnsen

Ingvar Ambjørnsen (b. 1956) is considered to be one of the great storytellers of contemporary Norwegian literature. Since his literary début in 1981, Ambjørnsen has written twentyfour novels and three collections of short stories, as well as essay collections and several books for children and youth. He has won a number of awards, including the Riverton Prize, the Brage Award, the Booksellers’ Award and the Riksmål Prize. His works are sold to ... countries. Many of them have been adapted into films with great success. The movie Elling, based on Ambjørnsen’s novels Fugledansen and Brødre i blodet, was nominated to an Oscar in 2001, and Elling the theatre play has appeared on stage in several theatres around Europe to great acclaim.

Ambjørnsen’s books are often characterized by powerful, realistic descriptions of the seamier side of life. The protagonists tend to be outsiders – described with sympathetic insight and warmth. Loneliness and friendship are expressed in a concise literary style. His break-through novel from 1986, Hvite niggere (White Trash), is an excellent example of this. It is a crass exposure of the plight of that unfortunate soul seeking out an existence in sub-cultures.

Still, most readers will know Ambjørnsen’s work through a quartet of novels about the odd-ball Elling. Utsikt til paradiset (A Vision of Paradise) from 1993, Fugledansen (The Chicken Dance) from 1995, Brødre i blodet (Beyond the Great Indoors) from 1996 and Elsk meg i morgen (Love Me Tomorrow) from 1999 established Ambjørnsen as one of the most widely read Norwegian authors in the past few decades, with half a million copies in print. Ambjørnsen introduced something entirely new with this quartet. The books contain less external plot, but proportionately more crazy inventiveness and absurd, gentle humour. The novels depict the loneliness of their protagonist – and the dream of friendship and romantic love. It is an entertaining, thought-provoking read. Some reviewers has called Elling “the Norwegian Forest Gump”.

Awards
The Cappelen Prize 1988.
The City of Hamburg Grant.
The City of Lübeck Grant.
The best book for Young Readers of the 1980's for Døden på Oslo S (Death in Oslo Central Station) 1991.
The Brage Prize 1995 for Fugledansen (The Bird Dance).
The Booksellers' Prize 1996 for Brødre i blodet (Beyond the Great Indoors).
Oslo City Cultural Prize 2001.
Anders Jahre's Cultural Prize 2004.
The Salvation Army's Booth Prize 2004.

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Foreign rights
Russia
Turkey

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