Selma Lønning Aarø

Milla Saves the Amazon

When your best friend suddenly finds a new friend…

Milla is ill and has to stay home from school. She isn’t very good at it, she likes to be where it’s all happening! Her best friend Filla comes to visit but one day he doesn’t turn up – because he’s found a new friend. Naja, the new girl in class, wants to be a rainforest scientist, just like Milla. And Milla doesn’t like that! She needs to get better and get back to school so she can show this new girl who knows best when it comes to the Amazon! Because the Amazon is burning – and it needs help.

Milla Saves the Amazon fits neatly into Selma Lønning Aarø and Tiril Valeur’s charming hit trilogy about Milla. Climate and conservation play a major role in this delightful tale of friendship and jealousy.

Selma Lønning Aarø

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Agnete Brun

Selma Lønning Aarø (1972–) originates from Stord on the west coast of Norway. Her debut was the novel The Final Story (Den endelige fortellingen) in 1995, a novel that she won the Cappelen Damm Prize for best debut for.
Selma Lønning Aarø has since written a number books within different genres, both adult and childrens fiction. She has been the editor of SIGNALER, Cappelen Damms anthology of new writing, together with Nils-Øyvind Haagensen, and for years she was a columnist in newspapers like Dagbladet and Klassekampen, well known for her self ironic and dark sense of humour.

Her big breakthrough in Norway came with the novel Do you want another ride? (Vil ni åka mera?) in 2003, a novel that brought her a nomination for the Brage Prize. Her novel I´m coming (Jeg kommer snart) (2013) has been published in Spain, Canada, Germany and Turkey.

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Edited February 12, 2021 by Cappelen Damm Agency