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 is one of the most beloved and popular authors in Norway. He was born in 1969 in Trondheim, Norway, and studied folklore, film studies and literature at university. He made his debut with the novel Frankly, my dear (Tatt av kvinnen) in 1993, for which he received raving reviews. In 1996 came Naiv. Super, his big break through in Norway and internationally. It 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 writes books both for adults and children. His books about Kurt have been a huge success, and have also been turned into an animated film. The books have been published in thirty-nine countries so far.

He lives in Oslo and enjoys biking.


  • 1996 Ministry of Cultural Affairs Prize for Den store røde hunden (The Big Red Dog), children's picture book, Illustrated by Kim Hiorthøy.
  • 1997 The Cappelen Award
  • 1998 The Critics Prize for Kurt Quo Vadis?, illustrated children’s novel, children’s book.
  • 1999 The Bookseller Award for L (L).
  • 2006 The French Prix Européen des Jeunes Lecteurs for Naiv.Super. (Naïve.Super.).
  • 2006 The French Tam-tam Prize for Fisken (The Fish), children’s book.
  • 2010 De Grote Jongerenliteratuur Prijs (the Netherlands) for Muleum (Muleum)
  • 2013 The Aschehoug Award
  • 2016 the Liv Ullman Prize
  • 2022 BolognaRagazzi Award - COMICS Early Reader - for Hvem rumpet brunosten? (Who buttocked the brown cheese?)

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