Original title: Søster
Publisher: Samlaget, 2000
This is a book full of wonder, written through the perspective a four year old boy. He is an independent soul, exploring the fjord and landscapes that surrounds his home. With him he brings his younger sister. On his journey the boy discovers the limits to his freedom, loneliness, and the love for his sister.
Little Sister won the prestigious Deutsche Jugendbuch Preis in 2007. The illustration for the German publication, as seen on the picture, are by Aljoscha Blau.
Little Sister is published in “Scenes from a Childhood”, published by Fitzcarraldo Editons in 2018, translated by Damion Searls.
Chinese, English, German, Slovakian and Korean.
Deutsche Jugendbuch Preis, 2007