Policeland (Innbundet)


Erlend Loe

Norwegian title: Politiland
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2016
Pages: 40
Illustrator: Hansen, Thore
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202524630
Kategori: Children's Books
Age: 4 - 99
Overview Politiland

Kim shakes his dad awake, but dad doesn't feel like getting up. Instead, he tells Kim that children who get up too early on Saturdays are in danger of being arrested by the Get-up Police.

When that isn't enough to quiet Kim down, Dad tells him that there are even more police departments to worry about. Like the Ask-a-Lot Police. Not to mention the Nagging Police. In other words, there are plenty of reasons to settle down and leave Dad in peace.

Or are there?

Policeland is a humorous play on the threats felt by adults, the fears faced by children and the fantasies experienced by both.

Very few writers can like Loe take a non-story of a fathers boring reluctance to get out of bed, and make it flourish in wildgrowing tales, both scary and exciting. Thore Hansens twisted drawings underline the surrealism with expressive and harsh satire.

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Reviews Politiland

Håpløse og urimelige voksne er morsomt for store og små, og heleformiddagen finner den grimmefaren opp skumle politifolk ogderes avstraffelsesmetoder for åslippe leke med Kim. [...] «Politiland»er artig lek med voksnes trusler,barns redsler og begges fantasi"

Maya Troberg Djuve, Dagbladet

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Author Erlend Loe

Erlend Loe was born in 1969 in Trondheim, Norway. He studied folklore, film studies, and literature before becoming one of the most beloved and popular authors in Norway. He made his debut with the novel Captured by the Woman (Tatt av kvinnen) in 1993, a novel he received raving reviews for. In 1996 came Naiv. Super, his big break through in Norway as well as abroad, and has been called the novel of his generation. His novel Doppler, which came out in 2004, has been critically acclaimed for it´s depiction of the modern man, and The Guardian named it Book of the year. He is a productive author, and publishes books both for adults and children. His books about Kurt have been a huge success, and has also been turned into an animated film.
Erlend Loes books have been published in thirty-nine countries so far.

He lives in Oslo and enjoys biking.


  • Ministry of Cultural Affairs Prize for The Big Red Dog (Den store røde hunden), children's picture book, 1996. Illustrated by Kim Hiorthøy.
  • The Cappelen Award 1997
  • The Critics' Prize for Kurt Quo Vadis?, illustrated children’s novel, 1998 children’s book.
  • The Booksellers' Prize 1999 for L (L).
  • The Aschehoug Prize 2003
  • The French Prix Européen des Jeunes Lecteurs 2006 for Naïve.Super. (Naiv.Super).
  • The French Tam-tam Prize for The Fish (Fisken) 2006, children’s book.
  • De Grote Jongerenliteratuur Prijs (The Netherlands) 2010 for Muleum.

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