Torbjørn Ekelund
The Boy and The Mountain
A journey of discovery in Norwegian nature

The Boy and the Mountain is an expedition through Norwegian nature, a conversation between father and son about nature, about traveling outdoors with a backpack and a tent, and abouthow small humanity is faced with nature.

In the summer of 1894 a six-year-old boy is lost under the mountain Styggemann in the area of Skrim. Hundreds of people search for him, but the boy is gone without a trace.

122 years later a father and his six-yearold son go hiking in the same area. Equipped with a tent and a backpack they walk through thick forest and windy mountain planes. The goal: The top of Styggemann.

Torbjørn Ekelund

Torbjørn Ekelund
Photo: Jørn H. Moen

Torbjørn Ekelund (b. 1971) is a writer, author and part owner of the online magazine Harvest. He has earlier published the book The Year in the Forrest – A Micro expedition and The Boy and the Mountain.

Rights sold to

Canada (Greystone Books)
Germany (Piper Verlag)
Italy (Ponte alle Grazie)

Other titles

History of the Path - A Journey on Foot
A Year in the Woods

Foreign rights

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Edited August 28, 2019 by Cappelen Damm Agency