The Horizon (and that sort of thing)

Horisonten og sådan noget

A beautiful illustrated book, full of love, imagination and the belief in the best in people, by award-winning author/illustrator duo.

Tina Sakura Bestle is an experienced Danish writer with a poetic and precise language. She has won the Danish Cultural Institute's 2022 Author Prize for the story, The Bear.

Lilian Brøgger is an esteemed Danish illustrator of both picture books, as well as a graphic novel, and the winner of several awards.

The Horizon (and that sort of thing)

Horisonten og sådan noget

A beautiful illustrated book, full of love, imagination and the belief in the best in people, by award-winning author/illustrator duo.

Tina Sakura Bestle is an experienced Danish writer with a poetic and precise language. She has won the Danish Cultural Institute's 2022 Author Prize for the story, The Bear.

Lilian Brøgger is an esteemed Danish illustrator of both picture books, as well as a graphic novel, and the winner of several awards.

Synopsis

The Horizon (and that sort of thing) is a fairy tale-like story about war, loss, love and miracles.

It is the story about Daimi who is at cross-roads in her life after her husband has left her – she decides to become a pirate and sets off to sea.

Then she meets the girl, Noura. Noura means light. But darkness is all Noura can remember. How did she end up in a mysterious submarine? Where does she come from?

When Noura meets Daimi, she gradually starts to remember. That she had to flee her country because it had become consumed by evil. That she had to leave her little brother and grandmother behind. That she lost both her parents on the perilous journey.

Meeting Daimi becomes her rescue – she helps her find the courage to return and save her little brother. And Noura and Daimi travel towards the horizon, towards the longing and the magic: they look for their own sound, they search for courage. But will Noura be strong enough when faced with evil itself?

Fully illustrated by Lilian Brøgger.

The Horizon (and that sort of thing)
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Original Language: Danish
Original Publisher: Forlaget Carlsen
Published: March, 2022
184 pages
Category: Children's Books
Sub-category: Middle-Grade
Genre: Adventure
Available material: English sample

Territories Handled

World Rights (Babel Bridge)