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The Resource My father's arms are a boat, Stein Erik Lunde ; Oyvind Torseter ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson

My father's arms are a boat, Stein Erik Lunde ; Oyvind Torseter ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson

Label
My father's arms are a boat
Title
My father's arms are a boat
Statement of responsibility
Stein Erik Lunde ; Oyvind Torseter ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson
Title variation
My fathers arms are a boat
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
It's quieter than it's ever been. Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father's arms. Feeling the warmth and closeness of his father, he begins to ask questions about the birds, the foxes, and whether his mom will ever wake up. They go outside under the starry sky. Loss and love are as present as the white spruces, while the father's clear answers and assurances calm his worried son. Here we feel the cycles of life and life's continuity, even in the face of absence and loss, so strongly and clearly that we know at the end that everything will, somehow, be all right
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2014
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2014.
Awards note
Mildred L. Batchelder Honor, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10167322
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lunde, Stein Erik
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 4-8
Language note
Translation into English from the Norwegian original: Eg kan ikkje sove no
LC call number
PZ7.L978825
LC item number
My 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Torseter, Oyvind
  • Dickson, Kari
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Mothers
  • Grief in children
  • Foxes
  • Fathers and sons
  • Death
  • Fathers and sons
  • Foxes
  • Grief in children
  • Mothers
Target audience
primary
Label
My father's arms are a boat, Stein Erik Lunde ; Oyvind Torseter ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Norwegian as Eg kan ikkje sove no by Det Norske Samlaget, 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn783151496
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
28 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781592701247
Lccn
2012022767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)783151496
Label
My father's arms are a boat, Stein Erik Lunde ; Oyvind Torseter ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson
Publication
Note
Originally published in Norwegian as Eg kan ikkje sove no by Det Norske Samlaget, 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn783151496
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
28 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781592701247
Lccn
2012022767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)783151496

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