Arne Svingen

When Fred Lost his Head

When Ulrik goes to his best friend’s home to have some fun, he gets the shock of his life. Fred seems completely different from normal. It’s as if he’s a head shorter. Ulrik takes a closer look: Fred has two legs. His upper body is just the right size and he has fine arms. But up top, midway between his shoulders it’s completely empty. Fred’s head is simply missing!
Is it possible?!

The books in Svingen’s Mad World deal with everything that is crazy and funny: stupid teachers, impossible bikes, insane trips to the south – and scallywags in general

Arne Svingen

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Sigbjørn Sigbjørnsen

Arne Svingen (b. 1967) is one of our foremost writers for children and young adults. His production spans from easy reads for children, to novels for children and young adults.

He is deeply committed to encouraging children and adolescents to read, and he is a true wizard at using humor and suspense to ensnare his readers. Thematically, his books span from pure entertainment to novels on difficult topics. He has written several novels for adults, radio plays for NRK and graphic novels. A number of Arne Svingens's books have been sold abroad, and he has been translated into fourteen languages. His breakthrough as a writer of thrillers came with Silent Screams (2001). He was awarded the Brage Prize for his novel Black Ivory in 2005.

Other titles

Benny-Bob's Best Mischief-Makers
The Impossible Bike
Espen Askeladd and the King of the South
When Lise Had to Fart

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Edited October 04, 2017 by Gyldendal Agency