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Maria Parr

  • 5 stars across 5 books
    Maria Parr is an outstanding Norwegian author who has been compared to Astrid Lindgren. Her first book, Waffle Hearts, won France's Prix Sorcieres and the Dutch Zilveren Griffel, and was shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation. Waffle Hearts has been translated into 26 different languages, was made into a popular children's television series, and has been performed on stage. Astrid the Unstoppable is Maria's second novel, and won the prestigious Brage Prize for best children's book and the Norwegian Critics' Prize. It has been sold to 19 countries and made into a theatre production. Maria lives in Norway.

    Guy Puzey grew up in the Highlands of Scotland, just a short swim away from Norway. He began translating Norwegian literature in 2006, having studied the language at the University of Edinburgh. In 2011 he went on to complete a doctorate on Italian and Norwegian language policy. He works at the University, and has taught a number of courses including Scandinavian linguistic history, children's literature and literary translation. In 2015 he was shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation for his work on Maria Parr's first novel, Waffle Hearts.
    2nd November 2017

    Astrid the Unstoppable

    "Classic storytelling at its best, delightful and moving. I loved it." M. G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy ... More

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    2nd October 2014

    Waffle Hearts

    A deliciously funny story of friendship and family, full of laugh-out-loud adventures and first experiences of death... More

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    2nd November 2017

    Astrid the Unstoppable

    A modern classic in the making, this hilarious and heartwarming story explores the true meaning of family and friendship... More

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    2nd November 2017

    Astrid the Unstoppable

    A modern classic in the making, this hilarious and heartwarming story explores the true meaning of family and friendship... More

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    1st April 2020

    Lena, the Sea and Me

    A heartwarming and action-packed story of friendship from Norway's answer to Astrid Lindgren. This classic in the... More

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