The Green Forest

The Green Forest

Ruth Lillegraven

Original title: Skogen den grøne
Publisher: Samlaget, 2018
Genre: Poetry
Pages: 61 pages

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Critically acclaimed, Ruth Lillegraven, has written a new collection of poetry for children.

What happens when a child follows a quiet trail through into the green woods? How can a birch resemble a girl whose draining water from her hair? And what about the spearing buds, emerging as fairy breath? And the moose floating on the bottomless pond, will he sink to reach the other side of the world?

Ruth Lillegraven writes with delicacy about the small details. The Green Forest trails a child’s wondering gaze through the life and rhythms of nature. As with the Brage-nominated collection of poetry I am I am I am, Lillegraven introduces children to poetry, this time on a journey through the forest.

The book is illustrated by award-winning Mari Kanstad Johnsen.

Ruth Lillegraven

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Photo: Agnete Brun

Ruth Lillegraven debuted with the collection of poetry Big Bad Poems in 2005. Since she has published a novel, three further poetry collections, and has been translated into several languages. She has also published six books for children, among them I am I am I am and Into the Forest and the play Cally. Her work has been nominated for several awards, and won, among others, The Brage-Prize and Nynorsk Literature Prize. Her latest novel, Deep Fjord, is a great success with multiple international sales. Nordisk film has bought the film rights to adapt it to the screen.

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