Hanne Gjerde Buch & Camilla Billett (ill.)
Best Friend in a Can

In a world where you could just go to the toy store and buy
yourself a new best friend, would you do it?

Helen does. Her best friend Anja doesn’t want to play with dolls, so
Helen decides to replace her by a best friend who want to play with
dolls all the time. Her name is Dolly-Lisa. But the new best friend has
a small defect …

“Best Friend in a Can” got a brilliant reception in Norway. The
acknowledged Norwegian writer and journalist May Grethe Lerum
called it one of the best picture books of 2017.

“The best picture book of the year. (...) Playful and humorous.”

Author May Grethe Lerum in Bok365

Hanne Gjerde Buch & Camilla Billett (ill.)

Hanne Gjerde Buch (b. 1972) had her debut as an author with a children’s book trilogy about friendship: Best Friend in a Can. When she is not writing, she is Senior Adviser in the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Families and received her law degree from the judicial faculty of the University of Oslo. Among other activities, she uses her free time to write children´s books. “Having an education in law has been useful for me while writing children´s books because one learns to express oneself concisely and precisely,” Buch relates.

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Foreign rights

Figenschou Publishing, publisher and editor Anitra Figenschou, e-mail [email protected], phone 0047 92606318, Address: Tromsogata 21, 0565 Oslo, Norway.

Edited October 20, 2022 by Figenschou forlag