Mari Kanstad Johnsen


Anna and her grandma are on the way home from nursery school when Anna is hit on the head by a ring. Where can it have come from? They ring doors at the nearest high-rise building to inquire, but neither the Architect, Baker or Cellist have lost one. And outside door D there is a smell of smoke... but it can hardly be a fire-belching Dragon that lives there? Or can it?

Fresh and modern, still With roots in the classical ABC-tradition.
5 out of 6 stars


ABC is a tradition and renewal, learning and fun, and it's safe to say it is on ofe the year's best picture books.
5 out of 6 stars


Mari Kanstad Johnsen

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Mari Kanstad Johnsen works as an illustrator and artist. She made her debut as a children book's illustrator with Barbiedoll and the Pistol Problem in 2011. Her debut as an author came with Scary Holiday in 2013. She received a Special Mention in the BolognaRagazzi Award 2017 for I'm Out of Here.

Other titles

3-2-1 (2019)
m Out of Here (2016)
D is for Tiger (2015)
Scary Holiday (2013)
The Ball (2014)
Barbiedoll Nils and the Gun Problem (2011)

Foreign rights

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Nominated for the Brage Prize 2017

Edited August 08, 2019 by Gyldendal Agency