Children and Young Adults
Picture Book (twin books)

Elisabeth Helland Larsen

I Am Death / I Am Life
Jeg er Døden / Jeg er Livet

I Am Death (Jeg er Døden), 2015
In this book we meet Death, in the shape of a kind and considerate person. Death’s job is to collect everybody who is about to die – it may be insects and elephants, children and the old. Death plays an indispensable role, because without Death there will not be room for new life to emerge. Death performs the task in as gentle and caring a manner as possible. Death is a part of life, of love and of us all. “I Am Death” is a twin title with “I Am Life”. Together they addresses fundamental questions of life in a beautiful and poetic way.

Illustrated by Marine Schneider.

I Am Life (Jeg er Livet), 2016
In this book we meet Life, in the shape of a kind and considerate person. She is the one who sets everything in motion. And what she loves the most is to give people strength and hope. This title is a celebration of life and the earth we live on. Through images and text it covers life in all its nuances. It also tells of being present and in interaction with nature, animals and humans. I Am Life is a twin title with I Am Death. Together they addresses fundamental questions of life in a beautiful and poetic way.

Illustrated by Marine Schneider.

Larsen jeg er døden jeg er livet

‘Families in mourning will find “I Am Death” quietly reassuring when trying to explain why living beings expire. Marine Schneider’s pencil illustrations are delicate yet surprisingly firm – Death may be imagined as a little girl, but she is unwavering.’

Literary Features Syndicate