Ole Kristian Løyning

My Friend the Pirate

Nominated for the 2021 Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize. A story about pirates with an underlying serious tone

When André loses both parents in a car accident, he is sent to live with his father's uncle. With an eye patch and an extremely large consumption of rum, his uncle fits his nickname, The Pirate. Who is really the most responsible one of the two is a bit unclear. After the first parent-teacher meeting, (PTA) The Pirate is no longer welcome at school events.

One day The Pirate becomes very sick and everything looks rather grim. The Pirate's best friend, The Boatman lives on Trinidad, and is said to have healing abilities. The Pirate and André embark upon their life's voyage where both gigantic waves and whirlpools must be surmounted in order to achieve their goal: to make The Pirate well again.

My Friend The Pirate is a burlesque pirate tale with wonderful characters and humour, from a very distinctive new author.

Ole Kristian Løyning

Ole kristian løyning forfatterportrett

Ole Kristian Løyning (b.1982) is educated as a teacher and works at Vennesla School. He has grown up with Ole Lund Kirkegaard and Roald Dahl on his bookshelf, and says that he enjoys mowing the lawn, fishing and swimming in ice cold water.

Foreign rights

Vigmostad & Bjørke
St Olavs gate 12
N-0165 Oslo
Norway
Elisabeth Godal Sheehy
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Awards

Nominated for the 2021 Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize

Edited March 26, 2021 by Vigmostad & Bjørke – Ena forlag