Ollis stands out from the book pages like all the most highly loved children’s book heroes. […] Charming children’s book debut par excellence.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ITALIAN LITERARY PRIZE “PREMIO STREGA 2018”
NOMINATED FOR THE 2017 MINISTRY OF CULTURE’S FIRST BOOK PRIZE
NOMINATED FOR THE 2017 ARK CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE
NOMINATED FOR THE 2017 “BOKSLUKER” PRIZE
– 80,000 children will read and vote for the winner
WINNER OF THE 2017 “NYNORSK” PRIZE
FOR EXCELLENT PROSE
Exciting, gripping and funny about friendship, family and courage!
Meet 10 year old OLLIS, short for Oda Lise Louise Inger Sonja, a new irresistible character in Norwegian children’s literature!
Things have turned upside down at Ollis and Mama’s house. A tiny, sweet little brother has moved in – but also Mama’s irritating, clean-freak boyfriend. Things aren’t like they used to be anymore.
Fortunately, the house next door is the perfect sanctuary, as that is where Gro lives. Ollis and Gro are best friends and know each other inside and out. Or do they? Ollis hasn’t always been completely honest with Gro. And when they find a postcard in a mystical yellow mailbox in the forest, Ollis’ lie grows even bigger. What does Ollis know about the postcard that Gro doesn’t?
Black and white illlustrations by Nora Brech.