The Story of the Blue Planet
Published 2012 in USA, RUSSIA, NORWAY AND BRAZIL
See here for English publication by Seven Stories Press. Available also in Canada, UK, Ireland and Australia.
See here for website in Brazil, by Hedra.
See here website of Norvegian publisher – Commentum.
And more information about Russia coming soon.
/ Winner of the Icelandic Literary Prize. / The Janusz Korczak Honorary Award. / The National Theatre Prize for New Plays. / Nomination for the IBBY International Honour List 2001 for illustrations. / The West Nordic Literature Prize 2002. / Nomination for the Nordic Children’s Book Award. / Nomination for The Reykjavik Educational Council Children’s Book Prize. / Nomination for the IBBY Award. / Nomination for 5 DORA awards -Toronto 2005. / Published in 25 languages / Staged in 5 countries.
On a blue planet far out in space there are no adults, only children. They are wild children who play when they want to and go to sleep when they are tired, without anyone telling them what to do. Then a mysterious man lands on the planet, and teaches them how to fly when the sun shines by flicking the dust off butterflies wings. A perilous adventure ensues, taking the children through dark forests, deep valleys and skies of blue. Their friendship and ingenuity are put to the test as never before in the most dangerous adventure a child could imagine.
The text designed and illustrated by artist Aslaug Jonsdottir (b. 1963).
The Story of the Blue Planet has been published in the following countries: France (Gallimard), Italy (RCS Libri/Fabbri Editori); Spain (Omega), Denmark (GAD), Sweden (Kabusa), Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin), Greenland (Atuakkiorfik), Estonia (Eesti Raamat), Yugoslavia (Izdavacka Kuca Draganic); Thailand (Image Publishing). Serbia (Draganic), South Korea (Seoul media), Greece (Patakis), Norway (Karviland), Finnland, (Pieni Karhu), Japan (Gakken), Germany (Leibziger kinderbuchverlag). China (Bjkpress) , Lithaenia (Zara), Hungary (Romania) by Koronia, coming soon in Russia, Brazil, Norway and finally – in english.
The play BLUE PLANET will be produced by YPT in Toronto in April 2013. In Finland in the city theaters of Lahti and Vaasa have performed the play and the city theater of Lucerne in Switzerland.