The Girl Who Wanted to Save the Books

Lisa Aisato, Klaus Hagerup

Artist Lisa Aisato is awarded “Ordknappen 2018” for her illustrations in “The Girl Who Wanted to Save the Books”.

When you love to read!

Anna is nearly 10 years old and loves to read. She loves reading so much that one of her best friends is the librarian, Monsen. One day Monsen tells Anna what happens to the books no one wants to borrow from the library. The books disappear. The books are destroyed. But what happens to all those who live inside these books, Anna wonders? Do they disappear too? This is just too much to bear, Anna thinks. She has to save the books! But how?

A charming, poetic and magical story about the special love for all those who live inside the books, written by one of Norway’s most established and award winning authors, beautifully illustrated with Lisa Aisato’s magical and unique drawing style.


Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • AlbanianMedia Print
  • Braz. PortugueseCallis
  • Chinese (simplified)Duku
  • CroatianHibou Publishing
  • CzechOmega
  • DanishRosinante
  • EstonianTammer Raamat
  • GeorgianAcademic Press
  • GermanWoow Books
  • GreekLivanis
  • HungarianScolar
  • IcelandicDraumsyn
  • ItalianRizzoli Libri
  • KoreanAladin Book
  • LatvianZvaigzne
  • LithuanianNieko Rimto
  • PersianFatemi
  • PolishWydawnictwo Czarna Owca
  • PortuguesePenguin Random House Portugal
  • RomanianUnivers Publishing House
  • RussianAtticus
  • Spanish, CatalanPenguin Random House Spain
  • SwedishBonnier Carlsen
  • TurkishArden Publishing
  • UkrainianThe Old Lion Publishing House

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Additional info

  • Jenta som ville redde bøkene
  • 2017
  • Gyldendal
  • Children
  • 55 pages