Anna Fiske

Palle Poodle, a dog’s life

What three colors are magical? How will Rita Rabbit really get the poodle party started? Can you draw with a pair of scissors? Palle dog-swimming in Greece: how did that go? And is it true what Palle read, that it is actually dangerous to chew meat bones?

You can read all this and many other adventures with Palle Poodle and Rita Rabbit here. Palle Poodle was one of the popular stories of Anna Fiske’s award-winning comic magazine for children, Rabbel (Scribble). Here are the stories from Rabbel about Palle and Nina collected in a book.

"Palle Poodle is no obvious children's figure. He wears a black turtleneck, horn-rimmed glasses, and has a tendency to want to talk about culture with poodle friends. Palle Poodle is actually a hipster from around the millennium, and in this respect there are probably many children who can recognize their own father in this cultured vivant ¬– at least if it is a family with a subscription to Morgenbladet or Klassekampen (Norwegian intellectual newspapers) . ... Fiske is a master craftswoman. She is virtually alone in Norway in creating cartoons for children at this level. ... in other words, no reason not to introduce your kid to the cultural elite in dog disguise."
Walter Wehus, BT

Anna Fiske

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Photo: Sara Fiske

Anna Fiske (b. 1964) grew up in the south of Sweden, but now lives in Oslo. Her one-woman-magazine Rabbel, (Scribble) with comics for children has won a number of prizes. She also makes comics for an adult audience (Dancing on the rug, The Group, Trees I have met, and more).

Her work for children is in the great Scandinavian tradition of children’s literature, i.e. Tove Jansson and Astrid Lindgren. Anna Fiske has published two volumes of ”Grandma and I”-stories: Grandma and I, and Grandma and I. Looking after a Poodle, and other stories. Two comicbooks about Palle Poodle: Palle Poodle, a dog's life and Palle Poodle goes to New York plus three Palle Poodle books for small children: Palle Poodle gets up, Palle Poodle relaxes at home, Palle Poodle buys jeans.

Other titles

Selected:
Palle Poodle travels to New York (2016)
Palle Poodle, A Dog's Life (2013)
Grandma and I, Looking after a Poodle (2012)
Grandma and I (2011)
Palle Poodle buys jeans (2006)
Palle Poodle relaxes (2004)
Palle puddel gets up (2003)
The Cleaning Lady (2015)

Comics for adult readers:
The Group (2014)
Dancing on the carpet (2004)

Foreign rights

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Edited November 28, 2017 by No Comprendo Press