Helge Torvund

Tyra lives a dual life – at school she is very shy and gets bullied, but with her family she feels safe and content. She also finds comfort and great pleasure in classical music, which she plays and listens to as often as she can. One day she gets a cat (she names him “Vivaldi”), an event that starts a positive personal development for her. This is a picture book aimed at children/young adults that have started to read longer texts.

English PDF sample translation: Jeanie Shaterian.

"...lyrical, at times gently humorous and at others poignant, yet ultimately life-affirming. Strong lines and bold shapes in a striking array of muted colors create groundwork for compelling illustrations...This quiet, contemplative story explores the beautiful, complex internal lives of children."

“An aesthetic pleasure. (…) Mari Kanstad Johnsen has a clear signature (…) and this time she excels herself with colorful and contrasting illustrations (…) In short, an excellent collaboration in a picture book that is a joy to experience.”


Helge Torvund

Helge Torvund (text)
Mari Kanstad Johnsen (illustration)

Rights sold to

Chinese, English (World Rights), Korean, Slovak.

Foreign rights

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Silver Award / Most Beautiful Books of the Year.
Diploma / Visuelt.
Chosen as one of Flavorwire’s 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time

Edited March 25, 2020 by Magikon forlag