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.

Foreign rights

Danish: Turbine

Awards

Jens Kristensen is the winner of the Norwegian Cultural Ministry Prize 2020 for best illustrations for the first two books in The Planet Rescue Club

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, six poetry collections as well as children books. Her work has been nominated for several prizes and she was awarded, among other distinctions, The Brage Prize and Nynorsk Literature Prize. Her first psychological crime thriller, Everything is Mine (Alt er mitt), is the first in a series, with huge sucess and multiple international sales, as well as film rights sold to Nordisk film. Blood Ties is the second volume in the “Clara – series”.

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