The Fiddler Girl
Original title: Spelejenta
Publisher: Samlaget, 2009
Pages: 41 pages
“’Oh no,’ said the little fiddler girl. ‘I don’t think I can get any further,’ she said, and her eyes became wet. ‘There’s a mountain between me and my father,’ she said.”
Jon Fosse’s most recent children’s book is a fairy tale about a clairvoyant fiddler girl. The fiddler girl sees in her hand that her father has been stranded and sits wearied and worn on an island. She takes her fiddle and embarks on a journey to find and comfort him. She encounters many challenges along the way, and then the fiddle becomes a good companion.
A magical children’s book by Jon Fosse, with stunning illustrations by Øyvind Torseter.