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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Award-winning and 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 in the bottomless pond, will he sink all the way to China?

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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Ruth Lillegraven (b.1978) debuted with the poetry collection Big Bad Poems in 2005. Since then she has published a novel and the three further poetry collections, translated into several languages. She has also published six books for children 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, was published September this year. Already a great success with multiple international sales, and critics calling it “autumn’s most captivating crime novels.”

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