Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Book Plug#4 - Astrid Lindgren Illustrated by Marit TŲrnqvist; - In the Land of Twilight

book cover of 

In the Land of Twilight 

by

Astrid Lindgren
                                          
Goran has an injured leg and he gets bored spending so much time in bed. But when his mother turns out the light at dusk, Mr Lilyvale knocks on the window and takes him to the Land of Twilight. Goran and Mr Lilyvale walk and fly around Stockholm when people from the daytime world are sleeping. 

Goran drives a tram and a bus. It doesnít matter that he has a bad leg in the Land of Twilight. They eat candy that grows on trees in the park, play with bear cubs and meet a moose. They even visit the King and Queen in the royal palace. At the end of their journey each night, Mr Lilyvale takes Goran home just before his mother comes in and turns on the light. 

This delightful story about the power of the imagination is set in a magical version of Stockholm, and painted in beautiful twilight tones.


Subject:Picture Book
Age Range: From 5 to 8
Pages:44
Published by:Floris Books
Publication Date:19 Jan 2012



About the Author(s)

Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was born on a homestead in SmŚland, Sweden. Her most famous book, Pippi Longstocking, was published in 1945. She is also well known for Carlsen on the Roof, her books about The Bullerby Children and The Tomten. Her books have sold around 145 million copies worldwide, and she has won many awards, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award and the International Book Award from UNESCO. Her books A Calf for Christmas and Goran's Great Escape, also illustrated by Marit Tornqvist, are published in English by Floris Books.
Marit TŲrnqvist was born in 1964 in Uppsala, Sweden and divides her time between the Netherlands and Sweden. She studied illustration at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In 2011 she was awarded a Golden Plaque from the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, one of the most prestigious children's illustration awards. She has illustrated several of Astrid Lindgren's picture books, including A Calf for Christmas and Goran's Great Escape, both published by Floris Books.
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