Arne Svingen

A Sky Full of Clouds

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When you’ve been to the doctor and got the worst possible news—what then? Well, Henrik knows what he’s going to do—he’s going to save the environment. And that’s a pretty tall order! Where would you even start? Henrik begins the biggest, wildest rescue mission the world has ever seen.

Winner of the 2020 Bokslukerprisen / “The Avid Reader Award”
Nominated for both the 2018 Brage Prize and the 2018 ARK Children’s Book Prize

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“The reader will be left with a good sense of an exciting story. (…) A Sky Full of Clouds is recommended with pleasure.”


“This children’s book is very humorous, warm and charming. Witty dialogues, comic scenes, but equally credible, and so important and relevant topics.”

“Surprise is one of Arne Svingen’s secret weapons, and it gives the book both humour and pace.”

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Photo: Sigbjørn Sigbjørnsen

Arne Svingen (b. 1967) is one of our foremost writers for children and young adults. His production spans from easy reads for children, to novels for children and young adults.

He is deeply committed to encouraging children and adolescents to read, and he is a true wizard at using humor and suspense to ensnare his readers. Thematically, his books span from pure entertainment to novels on difficult topics. He has written several novels for adults, radio plays for NRK and graphic novels. A number of Arne Svingens’s books have been sold abroad, and he has been translated into fourteen languages. His breakthrough as a writer of thrillers came with Silent Screams (2001). He was awarded the Brage Prize for his novel Black Ivory in 2005.