Brown by Hakon OvreasBrown by Hakon Ovreas


byHakon OvreasIllustratorOyvind Torseter

Hardcover | June 14, 2019

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New in the neighborhood and hounded by fort-wrecking bullies, things are looking glum for Rusty. And to top it all off, his grandfather has just died. Rusty is stuck sorting out his emotions while the adults are busy sorting out the practicalities" with the hospital. But one dark night, after watching a superhero movie on TV, Rusty gets an idea... Dressed in brown pants, a black-and-brown striped shirt, a brown mask and cape, and his mother's brown belt, the superhero BROWN is born! Guided by his grandfather's ghost, two cans of paint, and a little help from his friends, Brown can do anything! Just as long as nobody's parents find out. The fantastical first book in the award-winning My Alter Ego Is A Superhero series from Norway, Brown has been sold into twenty-seven languages and is illustrated throughout by the now-familiar and beloved Oyvind Torseter."
Brown wasHakon Ovreas' first book for children and received numerous awards, including the Norwegian Ministry of Culture's Literature Prize in 2013. The translation rights for Brown have been sold to 30 languages. He has also written several collections of poetry for adults. Oyvind Torseter is an artist and one of Norway's most ac...
Title:BrownFormat:HardcoverDimensions:136 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:June 14, 2019Publisher:Enchanted Lion BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1592702120

ISBN - 13:9781592702121


Editorial Reviews

Nominated for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2017Winner of the German Luchs des Jahres (Best Children and YA Book) 2016Winner of the Dutch Zilveren Griffel (Silver Pen) 2015Selected as Top 10 Teacher's Choice by China Education Newspaper 2015Winner of the Nordic Council's Literary Prize for Children and Young Adults 2014Winner of the Ministry of Culture's Literature Prize 2013 (Best Children's and Young Adults Book)Winner of the Trollkrittet Prize 2013 (Norwegian Children's/YA book Writers' debut prize)Nominated for the Brage Prize for Children and Young Adults 2013 A reader doesn't finish Brown . One simply closes the book at the end of the words and pictures and allows it a bit of heart space in which to live." - Connie Griffin, BookWorks "Small, fine-lined ink drawings with color highlights on nearly every page supply this tongue-in-cheek escapade with evocative vignettes depicting Rusty's flights of fancy, quizzical-looking parents and other grown-ups, and masked prowlers in homemade outfits." - Kirkus Reviews "The book has both suspense, good dialogue, as well as hints of magic. Rusty's conversations with his dead grandfather are lovely, and all his characters have bucket-loads of charm ... Bursting with attitude and humor, the pictures are as expressive as they are simple ... recommended for anyone. The book is a highly charming tale of growing up, superheroes and the struggle for survival." - Dagbladet "In this enormously charming book we meet three little superheroes, each equipped with a bucket of paint ... Oyvind Torseter's beautiful drawings show us what it's like to feel small and out of place in a big world. They also evoke the warmth of the friendship between the children ... Warmly recommended!" - Aftenposten "The jury has rarely agreed so strongly about a decision as this one ... [Ovreas] writes so well for kids that you would think he has never done anything else ... a warm and bittersweet super hero story, which is also an excellent book to read together for kids and adults" - From the jury statement, Trollkrittet Prize (Norwegian Children's and YA Book Writers' debut prize) "Brown is a warm and powerful story of friendship and courage, full of creativity and everyday magic." - From the jury statement, Nordic Council Children's and Young People's Literature Prize"