Bjørn F. Rørvik
Sherleek and the Invisible Man

Purriot og den usynlige mannen is the first in a series of detective books for children. The master detective Sherleek is sitting at the breakfast table together with his wife, Paprika, when his mobile rings. An old lady, Grandmother Bloom, needs help to solve a mystery. Grandmother Bloom lives in Hullaballooville, and Sherleek and Paprika are soon on their way there. It turns out that both Grandmother Bloom and a little boy, Pars Lee, have been attacked within the past few days, and there is no trace of the culprit.

Our new hero, Sherleek, is a brilliant cross between a famous Belgian detective and a leek (Allium porrum). Bjørn Rørvik's text does a fine job of bringing out the detective's personality, and the solution to the mystery is both funny and believable. Rørvik and Aalbu bring us DETECTIVE FICTION FOR CHILDREN – nothing could be better!

‘… a sweet and stylish crime novel for the youngest of readers… Rørvik and Aalbu have created a literary and visually style-conscious book, with a concept that is both simple and amusing enough from which to create a series.’

‘A charming crime novel for children aged 6-9 years. Suitable for adults too… This is thought to be the beginning of a series, and we find ourselves already looking forward to brand new Purriot adventures.’

Bjørn F. Rørvik

Bjørn F. Rørvik
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Bjørn F. Rørvik (1964–). Since his first book in 1996, he has become one of the most successful and renowned childrens books authors in Norway. His book-series about The Three Billy Goats Gruff (ill. Gry Moursund), Purriot (ill. Ragnar Aalbu) and Fox & Piglet (ill. Per Dybvig) has sold in hundreds of thousands of books in Norway alone. His writing is full of crazy humour and original concoctions that make them great fun for readers of all ages.

Bjørn knows quite a lot about birds and animals, and enjoy traveling around Norway reading from his books.

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Edited May 02, 2018 by Cappelen Damm Agency