Cathrine Sandmæl

Eli has recently moved to a suburban town just outside of Oslo. She makes friends with a group of girls who love manga and admire her for her drawing skills. One of the other girls in the group is called Nina. When Eli jokingly kisses Nina at a birthday party, she thinks she’s developed a crush – or wonders if she has. Because what is it really like to have a crush on someone? And did Nina only kiss back as a joke, or was it serious? Girls is a funny and poignant coming-of-age book about friendship and discovering who you are – both on your own and in relation to others.

Cathrine Sandmæl

Cathrine Sandmæl

Cathrine Sandmæl (1991) is an illustrator and author living in Nordre-Follo. She has a bachelor's degree in illustration from the University of Wolverhampton and another in visual communication from the University of South-Eastern Norway. As an illustrator, she has been professionally active since 2013 and worked on several books for Cappelen Damm and Gyldendal. This is her first graphic novel.

Rights sold to


Foreign rights

Tonje Tornes
Children's books and Comics Editor
Egmont Kids Media Nordic AS
PO Box 4684 Nydalen
0405 Oslo, Norway
[email protected]

Edited March 08, 2024 by Egmont Kids Media - Norway