Øyvind Torseter
The Handyman

Mule boy has got a job as a handyman. And not any handyman. He even does work at the president’s house . If Mule boy does a good job, he may even be allowed to look after the nuclear suitcase one day! But problems emerge due to alookalike.

The handyman is an international political thriller. Or, not quite, then. However the book contains many amazing drawings.

Øyvind Torseter

Øyvind Torseter

Øyvind Torseter (b. 1972) is a well known illustrator and author who has produced books such as Detours,
The Hole and Mule Boy. He has won a number of Norwegian and international prizes. For Detours he was awarded the Year's Most Beautiful Book Prize and the most distinguished honour for children's books, The Bologna Ragazzi Award. The Hole earned him the prestigious French Prix Jeune Alber, and also the Norwegian prize for The Year's Most Beautiful Book in 2013. Mule Boy was nominated to the Nordic Councils Childrens Book Prize in 2016, and Deutscher jugendliteraturpreis in 2018.

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Edited August 28, 2019 by Cappelen Damm Agency