Between Two Hearts (Innbundet)

Author:

Angelina Jordan Astar

Norwegian title: Mellom to hjerter
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2015
Pages: 56
Illustrator: Zamani, Mery
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202502881
Kategori: Barnebøker
Age: 5 - 12
Overview Mellom to hjerter

Angelina Jordan has written a very poetic, warm and emotional picture book, illustrated by her grandmother, Mery Zamani.

Mellom to hjerter tells the story of how Angelina, living in the Middle East, one day met a poor girl when she was 6 years old, and how the meeting has influenced and touched her ever since.

Mellom to hjerter is a true story about two girls living very different lives. This warm and touching story tells about the reason Angelina always sings barefoot, in support of all the poor people in the world.

’We look into each other’s eyes; she peers at me.
I have to manage this, I have to do something – she must not freeze.
She has beautiful blue eyes. Her eyes are the color of sky and sea.
She doesn’t want to talk to anyone. But even though
she might not want to talk to me, I really want to try.

It’s as if there’s a mirror in front of me.

I see myself in the mirror. The girl’s tears are flowing.
It’s as if the world is frozen into ice; everything is dark and quiet,
just like a cold, gray winter.
Everything has lost its color, that’s how the girl looks.’

'This is a moving story of kind-heartedness and humanity. The girls give each other a gift. The rich girl gives the poor one her shoes, but most of all she gives her attention.'

VÅRT LAND

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Reviews from Mellom to hjerter

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"Hvordan skriver en niåring? Og hva betyr det for leseren at hun vet at forfatteren av boken er et barn? […] Fortellingen er rørende. Den handler om hjertelag og menneskesyn. Jentene gir hverandre en gave. Den rike gir den fattige skoene sine, men mest av alt gir hun henne oppmerksomhet. […] Når man hører Angelina Jordan synge, merker man at hun strekker seg etter å høres mest mulig voksen ut. Det er forbløffende i hvor sterk grad hun lykkes med det. Noe av den samme opplevelsen får man ved å lese boken. […] Bildene som følger fortellingen, er malt på grovt lerret. Mery Zamani er en kunstner med utdannelse fra Teheran og Tokyo, nå bosatt i Norge. […] Fargene er kraftige og penselstrøkene rufsete. Bildene korresponderer godt med tekstens litt svevende, gåtefulle preg. En detalj som fungerer utsøkt delikat, er at det grove lerretet er forlenget utenfor bildet, og blir med en korresponderende farge liggende under teksten. Det skaper en fin helhetsopplevelse når man leser boka."Marianne Lystrup, Vårt Land

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Author Angelina Jordan Astar

Angelina won Norway’s got talent 2014 with her beautiful Billie Holliday voice, and she went viral with her songs. She has millions of hits on YouTube and is huge in the US and Germany. Her first cd is on the way in the US by PRMD; the same music label as Avicii.When Angelina goes on stage to sing, she is always bare-footed. The book that she has written herself, Mellom to hjerter, explains why.

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