As long as the sun is up, Rune is merely Rune, but come night he transforms himself into Brown – a totally fearless super hero. Armed to the hilt with brushes and brown paint he sneaks out of the house. Rune can hardly be blamed if Brown chooses to paint the big bullies’ bikes brown, can he?
Brown is a book about friendship, courage and retaliation. It is also a book about missing one’s grandfather and just how wrong things can go when your super hero powers run out.
The book has both suspense, good dialogues as well as hints of magic. Rune’s conversations with his dead grandfather are lovely, and all his characters have bucketloads of charm … Bursting with attitude and humour, the pictures are as expressive as they are simple … recommended for anyone.
In this enourmously charming book we meet three little superheroes, each equipped with a bucket of paint… Øyvind Torseter’s beautiful drawings show us what it’s like to feel small and out of place in a big world. They also evoke the warmth of the friendship between the children… Warmly recommended!
The jury has rarely agreed so strongly about a decision as this one ... [Øvreås] writes so well for kids that you would think he has never done anything else ... a warm and bittersweet super hero story, which is also an excellent book to read together for kids and adults.
Brown is a warm and powerful story of friendship and courage, full of creativity and everyday magic.