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Nordic Monster Children’s Books On a Roll

The monster-series children’s books, written by Icelandic author and playwright Áslaug Jónsdóttir and her Faroese and Swedish colleagues Rakel Hemsdal and Kalle Güettler, have now been published in Denmark, and will be out soon in Finland, Spain and France.

The latest monster book Skrímsli í heimsókn (“Monsters on a visit”) was released in Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Sweden before last Christmas, while the other four books in the series appeared in these countries in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

The series has been described as “artistic, accessible and fun” by critics, a press release states.

The first book, Nei! Sagdi litla skrímslid (“No! said the little monster”) received the Dimmalimm Award, the Icelandic illustrator award, and Stór skrímsli gráta ekki (2006; “Big monsters don’t cry”) earned the Children’s Book Award of the Reykjavík City Education Council.

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