One perfectly ordinary day, Frank and Mom win the lottery. And then there aren't any more ordinary days. Everyone in the village is after the twenty-four million. And Mom makes it worse by promising money to whomever is nicest. Frank and Mom flee to southern Europe. How long can they keep their heads in the sand? Who will win the competition? And does it really mean that Frank won't get a single cent? The Millionaire is a humorous story about how difficult it is to be incredibly rich – and at the same time a good person.
Arnfinn Kolerud writes about money without moralizing. The Million Kroner Kindness Competition is a funny and deep drilling childrens book about what riches can do to people. This is a story that leaves you with valuable recognition, as well as it is entertaining here and now. NRK
Kolerud has an impressive talent for lingual fabulation. The book is full of humoristic examples of children explaining to the grown-ups what is precise and not precise language. Children, with their simple and logic way of seeing language, they put the grown-ups in place. It is both thought provoking and funny. ROMSDALS BUDSTIKKE
"Kolerud har eit imponerande talent for språkleg fabulering. I boka vrimlar det av humoristiske fomuleringar når barn forklarer dei vaksne kva som er presist og ikkje-presist språk. Barn med sine enkle men ytterst logiske oppfatningar av språk set lett dei vaksne på plass. Det er både tankevekkande og morosamt."
Arnfinn Kolerud (b. 1968) writes for both children and adults. He has received several awards for his books, amongst them The Cultural Ministry debut prize and the Nynorsk Children´s Book Award. He likes playing chess and visiting schools.