Bjørn Ousland
Southward. The Race To The South Pole

The race to the South Pole was a dramatic thriller in which the powers of nature tested the powers of men, dogs and technology. In Ousland’s book, we follow Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen’s parallel expeditions.

Through illustrations and text we gain insight into how these men thought and what they went through. The death of Scott and his expedition team is both gripping and touching. And Amundsen’s triumph remains one of Norway’s greatest moments.

Other titles in the series are:
Nordover - med Nansen mot Nordpolen, 2008 | Nansen over Grønland, 2012 | Amundsen gjennom Nordvestpassasjen, 2014

“Ousland has an remarkable knack for shedding light on well known stories whilst taking an animated and clear approach. The reader is presented with a mixture of drama - which these journeys are not short of - and facts (…) this is a thrilling book of the highest quality.” - VG

“This book has a great number of positive qualities, but one of the greatest is the meticulously prepared body of text and images (…) He has found a form and a voice that cleverly transforms these books into texts for all ages, whilst allowing them to remain books designed specifically with children in mind.”

Bjørn Ousland

Bjørn Ousland
Photo: June Witzøe

Bjørn Ousland is a cartoonist and illustrator. He has received several awards for his children's book illustrations and for his cartoons, which have been published abroad.

Rights sold to

Russia (Paulsen Co. Ltd.)

Other titles

Prins Bisk, 2009
Bisk får en ny venn, 2008
Bisk får en liten unge, 2007
Kalle Komet og meteormonsteret, 2007
Kalle Komet og skreklingene, 2006
Villas vals, 2005
Kalle Komet, 2005
Barnepolitiet, 2004
Monky Pop-saken, 2003
Ernst på vingene, 2003

Foreign rights

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The Norwegian Ministry of Culture's Special Prize for Children and Youth 2014 was awarded to Bjørn Ousland for his polar series.

Edited December 19, 2017 by Cappelen Damm Agency