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Stein Erik Lunde

Biography

Stein Erik Lunde

Born in 1953, Stein Erik Lunde has written 16 books, mostly for children and young adults. His books have been published in many countries.  He also writes lyrics and has translated Bob Dylan into Norwegian. In 2009, MY FATHER'S ARMS ARE A BOAT was awarded the Norwegian Ministry's Culture Prize for the Best Book for Children and Youth. The book was also nominated for the 2011 German Children's Literature Award, and won the 2014 Mildred L. Batchelder Award.

Stein Erik Lunde

Books by Stein Erik Lunde

written by Stein Erik Lunde, illustrated by Øyvind Torseter and translated by kari dickson

It's quieter than it's ever been. Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father's arms. Feeling the warmth and closeness of his father, he begins to ask questions about the birds, the foxes, and whether his mom will ever wake up. They go outside under the starry sky. Loss and love are as present as the white spruces, while the father's clear answers and assurances calm his worried son. Here we feel the cycles of life and life's continuity, even in the face of absence and loss, so strongly and clearly that we know at the end that everything will, somehow, be all right.