The Thin Sword

The Thin Sword

Frida Nilsson

Original Title
Det tunna svärdet
Published
Natur & Kultur, Stockholm 2017
Genre
Fiction 6-9
Fiction 9-12
Rights Sold
Norwegian
German
Italian
Russian
Polish
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The Thin Sword

Frida Nilsson

A NEW ADVENTURE BY FRIDA NILSSON!
Sasha begins to call his mom Semilla when she gets sick. One night Semilla is gone from her bed and Sasha understands that Death has taken her away. He borrows the neighbour’s little boat and rows after them, determined to outsmart Death and bring his mother back.
The adventure will take Sasha through the kingdom of Death, populated by fantastic creatures, the Hildins, the Spartans and the Hoos, where he makes both great friends and great enemies.
Frida Nilsson has created yet another classic story in the style of Ishavspirater, where a brave child takes on a challenge the adult world finds too frightening.

“Frida Nilsson is a great writer, and if anyone still needed proof of that, she has provided it with this fantastic, exuberant narrative […] She has written a timeless, dreamlike, thoroughly poetic masterpiece about being a child, not least about being human […] it is an unforgettable read that will stay with me and all of us on the Lynx jury for a long time to come.” – Laudatory speech, Lynx of the Year 2019

Read the full speech here!

 

Books by Frida Nilsson

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Awards
Lynx of the Year Award 2019