Watches and Bananas (Innbundet)


Lars Saabye Christensen

Norwegian title: Klokker og bananer
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2023
Pages: 80
Illustrator: Hole, Stian
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202772130
Age: 8 - 88
Overview Klokker og bananer

Every morning Otto counted the watches on display in the window of Watchmaker Dante.

Otto would love to buy them all. But he can’t afford that.

Even though the watches showed the time, Otto was late for school anyway. After that, Watchmaker Dante set Otto’s watch back a bit. “There you go, now you have lots of time again,” he said.

Watches and Bananas is a book about Otto who’s late for school because he stops to count the watches in the window of Watchmaker Dante, about Watchmaker Dante who doesn’t have time to set all the watches, about Otto’s dad who works at the banana ripening factory – and who really wants Otto to also work there one day. Otto doesn’t want to do that, but that’s not exactly easy to say either.

One of the greatest Norwegian authors, Lars Saabye Christensen, has written a novel for children, in a magnificent collaboration with one of Norway’s greatest illustrators, Stian Hole. Watches and Bananas is a thoughtful and subtle book about time, watches, friendship, and bananas. And about accepting things as they are.

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Reviews Klokker og bananer

Tidstrøbbel og tankefloker 09.03.2023

... en barneroman som passer like godt for voksne.

Saabye Christensen leker seg med underliggjørende og finurlige formuleringer.

Stian Hole utdyper og utvider tekstens fabulerende tone med drømmeaktige oppslag (...)

Mette Moe,

Lars Saabye Christensen skriver i gåter 19.02.2023

Saabye Christensen og Hole har samarbeidet før, men aldri i en bok for barn. De kler hverandre usedvanlig godt.

Guri Fjeldberg, Aftenposten

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Author Lars Saabye Christensen

Stian Hole (1969–) is a reputed illustrator and an author. He has created several prize-winning picture books and a number of book covers. For his works, he has received prizes like the Brage Prize, Bologna Ragazzi Award and Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis.

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