This is the story about two tiny folks, Karius and Baktus, living in the teeth of a boy called Jens. As long as he only brushes his teeth every fortnight and eats white bread with syrup, the trolls are enjoying their happy days in the teeth. They even build a new house with an underground tunnel to the old house. Suddenly they hear Jens cry out in pain. He has a terrible tooth ache. Karius and Baktus can hear Jens’ mother insist on him brushing his teeth, and the happy days are threatened. Then one day Jens goes to the dentist…
Come along and join us in the fantastic world of Thorbjørn Egner!
No other books have left such an impression on children growing up in Norway as these books have; the songs, the texts and the characters have become national institutions. And because Thorbjørn Egner was both the illustrator and the writer, the relationship between the pictures and texts is bound in a very special way.
Very few authors get closer to the child’s imagination than Egner does. Caries and Bacties has also been immortalized in Ivo Caprino’s puppet film, and a full-scale Cardamom Town has been built at Kristiansand Zoo. Not only are Egner’s stories performed on stage in many countries, his books have, to date, been translated into 20 languages. And despite being published more than 50 years ago, they are still as popular as ever.
THORBJØRN EGNER'S BOOKS ARE SOLD TO: BELGIUM, BULGARIA, CHINA, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FAROE ISLANDS, FINLAND, FRANCE, GEORGIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ICELAND, INDIA, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, LATVIA, POLAND, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SRI LANKA, SWEDEN, THE NETHERLANDS, TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM AND THE UNITED STATES.
‘The brilliance of Egner comes from his ability to tell his stories in such a way that children can understand and fantasize about them. The fantastic and adventurous tales are stamped with a naïve and authentic label.’
TORDIS ØRJASÆTER on Egner’s authorship
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Tommy and the Elephant (Tommy og Elefanten)
Captain Black-Bill and 40 Other Favourite Egner Songs (Kaptein Sorte-Bill og 40 andre kjente Egner-viser)
Jumbo’s Journey through the World (Jumbo som dro ut i verden)
The Book of Counting (Telle-boka)
Ole Jakob Goes to Town (Ole Jakop på bytur)
When Per was a Cow (Da Per var ku)
The Band Comes to Town (Musikantene kommer til byen)