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The Hole

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Active promotion to trade and consumer publications.Strong follow up to My Father's Arms Are A Boat also illustrated by TorseterPromotion to radioPromotion to independent bookstores through Advance Access

About the Author

Oyvind Torseter: Born in 1972, Oyvind Torseter is an artist and one of Norway's most acclaimed illustrators. He employs both traditional and digital picture techniques and has created six picture books on his own and many others with different authors. Torseter has received numerous prizes for his books, many of which have been translated into many languages.


Brain Pickings' 13 Best Children's, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013 "Off-the-wall (so to speak) and seriously fun, this story is one to give a child of any age for exploring and pondering."--Kirkus Reviews Blog "With its moody line drawings, sly humor, and witty use of the hole in each page (when it's not a hole, it's a streetlight, balloon, nostril, etc.), Torseter's story amuses, provokes, and leaves readers wishing for more." -- Publishers Weekly "This Norwegian import is an almost-wordless picture book that will surprise and delight. [...] Entirely playful and a truly wondrous look at the world, this book will have you reading it again right away." -- Waking Brain Cells "For a humorous demonstration of how a little thing can have big implications, look no further than "The Hole," by Norwegian writer and illustrator Oyvind Torseter. This stylish book has a single small hole drilled all the way through its middle, which brings readers in on the joke from the beginning... [...][a] curiously affecting story." -- The Wall Street Journal "the story of a lovable protagonist who wakes up one day and discovers a mysterious hole in his apartment, which moves and seems to have a mind of its own. Befuddled, he looks for its origin -- in vain. He packs it in a box and takes it to a lab, but still no explanation." -- Brain Pickings "This is an extraordinary book that will have kids boggled and intrigued, and adults thinking. Delectable free-form sketches and monochromatic colour make it visual splendour for any reader. Wonderful stuff." -- The Kids' Book Review

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