Cornelia and the Jungle Machine
An amazing picture book that takes the young reader into a fairytale world, inspires their imaginations and belief in magical worlds.
Nora Brech is a candidate for best debut and best picture book. This is a picture that stands out.
– Geir Vestad, Hamar Arbeiderblad, 5 out of 6 stars
Cornelia and her parents are moving into an enormous house in a desolate Place. Her parents are busy getting the new house in order, and Cornelia feels lonely and left to herself. She has no one to play with, and desperately wants something magical to happen. When she goes into the woods alone to explore, a new and wondrous world opens. She discovers a hidden treehouse and a boy her own age with a magical machine. A jungle machine!
Nora Brech’s illustrations have a gothic feel with a flair for imaginative details and perspectives both in interior and natural depictions. Her pictures play with references to classical children’s literature, and the book’s portrait format is fully utilized when Cornelia climbs up the tall trees; the drawings quite simply give the reader butterflies.