Books by Stian Hole

GARMANN'S SECRET by Stian Hole
Kirkus Star
by Stian Hole, illustrated by Stian Hole, translated by Don Bartlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Fans of Hole's mixed-media collages, rendered in a retro-infused, surreal style, will find this book his most beautiful yet. (Picture book. 6-9)"
After tackling the neighborhood bully (Garmann's Street, 2010) and the impending death of his elderly aunts (Garmann's Summer, 2008), Garmann returns in his third discovery of life's universal truths, this time exploring secrets—and first love. Read full book review >
GARMANN’S STREET by Stian Hole
Kirkus Star
by Stian Hole, illustrated by Stian Hole, translated by Don Bartlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"American readers who look beyond the seemingly quirky illustrations will find a visually stunning tale of friendship. (Picture book. 6-10)"
In another unusual and sensitive intergenerational story, a follow-up to the Batchelder Honor book Garmann's Summer (2008), the anxious, introspective Norwegian boy now frets about Roy, a bully from the fourth grade. Read full book review >
GARMANN’S SUMMER by Stian Hole
by Stian Hole, illustrated by Stian Hole, translated by Don Bartlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"A mélange of vintage photographs, antique floral prints, patterned backgrounds and realia gives Garmann's discoveries a dreamlike quality, but the surreal effect, as well as the lengthy text, will appeal more to adults than young children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This translated picture book from Norway, the 2007 BolognaRagazzi Award winner, examines a young boy's anxieties. Read full book review >