The Tree

Træið

Winner of the Nordic Literature Council’s Children’s Book Prize, The Tree is a classic Bárður Oskarsson story, written and illustrated in his simplistic and highly characteristic style.

The award-winning Faroese author, Bárður Oskarsson, has an impressive 15 foreign languages on his list of translation sales.

The Tree

Træið

Winner of the Nordic Literature Council’s Children’s Book Prize, The Tree is a classic Bárður Oskarsson story, written and illustrated in his simplistic and highly characteristic style.

The award-winning Faroese author, Bárður Oskarsson, has an impressive 15 foreign languages on his list of translation sales.

Synopsis

The characters in this pearl of a book are animals with recognisable human traits and feelings and Bárður Oskarsson lets them juggle some of life’s ethical and existential question without offering any easy answers. With his subtle humour, we meet the rabbit, Bob, who timidly wonders what might be on the other side of the tree. His friend, Hilbert, claims he has not only been there many times, he has in fact seen the whole world, because he can fly. Who can we trust, what is on the other side of the hill, should we go see for ourselves?

Reviews

"Genious read-aloud with philosophical after taste " – (Jyllandposten)

"He shaves us down to the bare essentials and leaves us with the question: 'What is behind that tree?'" – (5 hearts in Politiken)

The Tree
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Original Language: Faroese
Original Publisher: Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags
Published: April, 2017
20 pages
Category: Children's Books

Territories Handled

World Rights (Babel Bridge)

Territories Sold

Italian: C.E.D. Centro Editoriale
Bulgarian: Damyan Yakov
English (UK): Darf Publishers
Icelandic: Dimma
Korean: Jinsun Publishing Co.
Swedish: Modernista
Norwegian: Orkana
Macedonian: PNV Publikacii
Danish: Torgard
Slovene: Zalozba Zala