Hanne Gjerde Buch & Camilla Billett (ill.)
The Magic Doll Factory

Once upon a time there was a magic doll factory that
made very special dolls. The dolls were almost like
ordinary children: They could walk, think and speak by
themselves. When the dolls were ready, they were put in
small cans and sent to toy stores across the country, so
that all children could buy themselves a best friend.

One of the dolls is Dolly-Lisa. She dreams of becoming
a real girl. This is her story...

"A modern Pinocchio adventure"

Publisher and editor Anitra Figenschou

Hanne Gjerde Buch & Camilla Billett (ill.)

Hanne Gjerde Buch & Camilla Billett (ill.)
Photo: Fartein Rudjord/NORLA

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.

Camilla Billett (b. 1966) is a Norwegian graphic designer and illustrator. Billett has worked for many years as a designer in the advertising industry, and has established himself as a self-employed person. She has illustrated a number of children's books.

Other titles

The Eternity Game
Best Friend in a Can
The Wishing Machine

Foreign rights

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

Edited October 20, 2022 by Figenschou forlag