Elisabeth Helland Larsen
Marine Schneider

I Am Life

Jeg er Livet

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.

Winner of a Gold Award in 2017 Most Beautiful Books of the Year.

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‘Unusually beautiful interaction between illustrations and text in this warm, insightful book about life. Topics such as joy, wonder and anxiety are treated in a constructive manner. … The text is educational and caring, and yet poetic. Along with the delicate illustrations, this is a gift to all children who need to be reminded that they are very precious.’

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Elisabeth Helland Larsen studied theater in Paris at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq and children’s literature in Oslo at the Norsk Barnebokinstitutt. She has worked as a clown for more than 20 years in hospitals and hospices, as well as refugee camps, circuses, and theaters. Her experiences with children are reflected in her sensitive and insightful stories.

Marine Schneider has drawn since she could hold a pencil. The young Belgian illustrator just received her degree from the LUCA School of Arts. I Am Death is her children’s book debut.