Through 39 poems, Lillegraven explores what it means to be young and alive. In I am I am I am, the poems and emotions oscillates between the changing seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, through the ever-changing experiences of childhood. The prolific writer, who elegantly handles a broad spectrum of genres, has proven with this book to be an equally important voice for children, as she is for adults.
The stunning collection of poetry was awarded Nynorsk Litteraturpris, The Most Beautiful Book of the Year for Children and Young Adult, and nominated for the Brage Prize. Lillegraven already won the Brage Prize in 2013, for the narrative poetry book Urd.
The book is illustrated by the award-winning Mari Kanstad Johansen. Design by Torill Stranger, Stranger Design.
Accessible and charming, about whose wild at heart.
The poems are stunning and masterly written.
Lillegraven’s poems are in a league of their own.
One of this books poetry’s most stunning feature is the way in which they pay attention to the subtle details. (…) It is a gift to both adults and children.