Stian Hole

Anna’s Heaven

On a day in which everything aches and spikes fall from the skies, Anna turns the world on its head. She takes her daddy on a fantastic journey all the way to the bottom of the sky where the invisible ones live. Daddy is careworn and quiet, and Anna helps both herself and her daddy through the most difficult of days.
Anna’s Heaven is an exceptionally beautiful book about overcoming grief, succeeding in this without becoming an overly sad or sentimental tale.
Stian Hole is one of our foremost picture book artists, and Anna’s Heaven is a work of art, both in terms of text and illustrations.

Praise:
'Norway’s Stian Hole does it once more. He has written and illustrated a philosophical and seductive picture book for children of all ages… Much has been written about death in books for children. But no one writes and creates picture books like Hole does. Also, about death. … Hope is there on every page. Both in words and images.'
Nordjyske Stiftstidende – Six out of six

'An exceptionally beautiful work by Stian Hole. ... One of our most frequently awarded writers of picture books and one who doesn’t worry about pleasing others. That attitude makes for good literature. An outstandingly beautiful as well as meaningful picture book.'
Dagbladet

An exceptionally beautiful work by Stian Hole. ... One of our most frequently awarded writers of picture books and one who doesn’t worry about pleasing others. That attitude makes for good literature.

DAGBLADET

Hole’s masterly way of addressing you through his images offers comfort about the resting-place of the dead. ... readers who want to study the details will have many happy hours ahead and will also find visual references to Alice in Wonderland.

AFTENPOSTEN

Stian Hole

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Photo: Jo Michael

Stian Hole (1969–) is a reputed illustrator and an author. He has created several prize winning picture books and a number of book covers. For his works, he has received prizes like the Brage Prize, Bologna Ragazzi Award and Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis.

Rights sold to

Denmark
France
Georgia
Germany
Italy
Spain
Sweden
USA
The Ukraine
Belgium
Japan

Other titles

The Alphabet of Morkel (2015)
The Night Watch (2013)
Garmanns Secret (2010)
Garmanns Street (2008)
Garmanns Summer (2006)
The Old Man and the Whale (2005)

Foreign rights

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Edited December 15, 2017 by Cappelen Damm Agency