Markus and Diana

Klaus Hagerup

Markus Simonsen is afraid of almost everything. But when he writes fan mail to famous people, he becomes somebody else: a blind widow bound to a wheelchair who longs for an autograph of a famous novelist, or a young sportsman whose career was destroyed by doping.

One day Markus writes to the famous actress Diana Mortensen, pretending to be a sensitive millionaire who is able to understand the drawbacks of fame. When she responds, Markus is drawn into a humorous adventure that requires him to invent still more stories. In the end Markus realizes that he wants to experience something more difficult: he wants to be himself.

This is the first book in the series about the unpredictable 13-year-old Markus, which has become a huge success in both Norway and abroad.

The 1st book about Markus.

Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • American EnglishFront Street
  • CatalanEmpuries/Grup 62
  • CzechAlbatros
  • DanishHøst & Søn
  • DutchVan Goor
  • FaroeseBokadeildin
  • FinnishTammi
  • FrenchFlammarion
  • GermanSauerländer
  • HungarianNapkut
  • IcelandicMál og menning
  • ItalianSalani
  • KoreanWisdome House Publishing
  • LithuanianBaltos Lankos
  • PolishJacek Santorski
  • PortugueseFio da Palavra
  • RussianAzbooka
  • UkrainianThesis Publ.

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Additional info

  • Markus og Diana
  • 1994
  • Aschehoug Forlag
  • Children
  • 186 pages