The Planet Rescue Club                                                 The Black Swans

The Planet Rescue Club The Black Swans

Ruth Lillegraven

Original title: Klodeklubben Dei svarte svanane
Publisher: Det Norske Samlaget, 2020
Genre: Detective series for children, 6- 9 years
Pages: 94 pages

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The Planet Rescue Club is an ambitious suspense series about the environment and climate change for children (6–9 years), with factsheets included in all books. Illustrations by Jens Kristensen.

In the first book of the series, The Black Swans, we meet Vanja, Sivert and Mo living a rural area of Western Norway. A boat has crashed into the quay outside the factory, and mysterious things start to happen.

Vanja, Sivert and Mo discover an oil spill in the fjord, and the leak has covered all the white swans with debris. Does the oil come from the boat or is somebody intentionally polluting the fjord? Could it be the wealthy factory owner dumping the oil? Or is his strange assistant, Luke, responsible?

When the adults don’t believe what the children tell them, Vanja, Sivert and Mo found “The Planet Rescue Club” to take matters into their own hands.

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Ruth Lillegraven

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Ruth Lillegraven debuted in 2005 with a collection of poetry entitled Big Bad Poems. Since then, she has published a novel and six poetry collections. Her narrative long-poem Sickle (Sigd) has been translated into several languages. Lillegraven also writes children’s books and plays. Her work has been nominated for several awards and she was awarded, among other distinctions, The Brage Prize and Nynorsk Literature Prize. Her latest novel, Everything is Mine (Alt er mitt), has been enormously successful, including multiple international sales, and the sale of film rights to Nordisk film.

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