Fremragende anmeldelse af “Sortesø” i Folkeskolen

Jeg glæder mig over Bent Rasmussens entusiastiske anmeldelse af min novellesamling “Sortesø” i Folkeskolen. Han lægger hårdt ud med overskriften: “Vigtige noveller af en af vores store forfattere.” ☺️ 

Du kan læse hele anmeldelsen via dette link

Du kan gratis læse en historie fra bogen her.


Vi laver bogen “Hviskeklubben” i håb om, at den kan hjælpe med til at voldsudsatte børn skal få lettere ved at bede om hjælp. Du kan støtte vores bog på Kickstarter.
I 2015 blev der gennemført 1.000 opkald til BørneTelefonen (Børns Vilkår) om vold. Opkald fra børn, som ikke følte sig i stand til at bede om hjælp hos en lærer, en ven af familien eller en legekammerats forældre. Voldsramte børn beder desværre sjældent om hjælp – og mange gange er der ingen, som tror på dem, når de endelig gør det. I vores bog beretter vi også om sådan en misforståelse. Når Anna beder Vera om hjælp, tror Vera blot, at det hele er noget, som Anna har fundet på. Vi håber, du vil støtte bogen via linket nedenfor – og evt. ved at dele vores opslag, tak.
http://kck.st/3aoKKVR

Forside til “Hviskeklubben” – hvilken skal vi vælge?

Sofie har i de sidste par dage arbejdet på skitser til forsiden af “Hviskeklubben. Forsiden har jo enorm betydning for en bog. Det er læserens første møde med bogen. I en tid hvor internettet spiller en stor rolle, er det også vigtigt at lave et cover, der ser flot ud online. Nedenfor kan I se nogle af de skitser, som valget nu står imellem. Hvilken én skal vi vælge? Skriv i kommentarfeltet nedenfor, hvis du har et bud! Og husk, vi savner nu blot cirka 10 personer, som vil støtte projektet på kickstarter. Se linket, tusind tak!
http://kck.st/3aoKKVR

Vil du støtte en bog om børns rettigheder?

Vil du være med til at støtte vores bog “Hviskeklubben” på Kickstarter? Vi vil gerne lave en flot og stemningsfuld tegneserie, som sætter fokus på børns rettigheder, venskab og sammenhold. Bogen er et samarbejde mellem tegneserietegner Sofie Louise Dam og forfatter Morten Dürr. Vil du hjælpe bogen på vej, så læs mere på Kickstarter:

http://kck.st/2wkbloA

“Hviskeklubben” er en tegneserie om en gruppe veninder, som leger hviskeleg i skolegården. Men en dag tager legen en alvorlig drejning. For første gang kommer den stille pige Anna med i legen. I hviskelegen med vennerne finder hun omsider mod til at sætte ord på en sort hemmelighed. Anna hvisker: “Min mor slår mig … “

Vores bog henvender sig direkte til børn i alderen 10 – 14 år. Bogens budskab er: vold mod børn trives i tavshed og tabu, men volden kan stoppes. Samtidig handler bogen om, hvad man som barn kan gøre, hvis man gerne vil hjælpe en ven.

Læs mere her

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“Ivalu” will be published in Sweden

I am extremely pleased to announce, that our graphic novel “Ivalu” will be published in Sweden by Epix Förlag!
http://epix.se

“Ivalu”

Graphic novel by Morten Dürr and Lars Horneman
Danish publication date: September 2019
116 pages content, Full color.

“Ivalu”

Where is Ivalu? One morning she was just gone. Pipaluk go and search for her bigger sister.
“Ivalu” is a graphic novel about the horrible cost of sexual abuse against children. The story is set in arctic Greenland, where the beautiful wide open scenery creates a stark contrast to theme of lingering personal trauma. 

Synopsis:

Pipaluk lives in a small town in Greenland.
Everyone in town is looking forward to the big event of the summer.

The Danish queen will visit the village. All the people gather at the harbor to wait for the arrival of her boat. They wave flags and smile.

Everyone smiles except Pipaluk. Something is wrong, her bigger sister Ivalu has gone missing.

Her father doesn’t care, he just keeps up his drinking.

That night a raven appears in Pipaluk’s dream. The raven promises to tell her where Ivalu is hiding. 

The raven reappears in daylight when Pipaluk awakes. 

Pipaluk skips school and follows the raven. She runs away from the village and through the lowlands by the sea dotted with icebergs. She runs into the hills and mountains looking for Ivalu.

In flashbacks, we learn more about Ivalu, Pipaluk and their father. We understand that Ivalu had a very good reason for running away. She was sexually molested by their father.

Pipaluk follows the raven to the forbidden ghostly area of the old abandoned American airbase where old trucks and machinery are left to rust.

There she is. Pipaluk. She has committed suicide by hanging herself.
Pipaluk wows to never tell her father where Pipaluk is, as a way to protect and honor her sister. 

Author and illustrators intention:

By making the graphic novel “Ivalu” we wanted to discuss the horrible and devasting effect of sexual molestation of children. Mostly the victims suffer in silence shrouded by taboo, shame and secrets. With this book, we wanted to raise awareness about a deep persistent flaw and tragedy of modern life. 

We have tried to tell the story in such a way, that the book can be read by children from 13 years and up – as well as adults. We hope that the book will be used in homes, schools and group readings to discuss issues such as human rights from a child’s perspective. 

We have set the story in Greenland because the wide open expansive landscape in Greenland is a perfect metaphor for the loneliness of a child, who has experienced abuse. Greenland is so wast, empty and beautiful, that you cannot help but feel overwhelmed and a little lost. For this reason – and for the fact that child abuse is a huge problem in Greenland – we wanted to tell the story in this setting.

The theme of the book

Sexual abuse of children is widespread in most cultures. In Europe available data suggest that 20% of all children have been victims of sexual abuse. The numbers are about the same in the USA, where one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old. The number is even higher in Greenland where it is estimated that one third of all children have been abused  – and even higher still in India, where according to a 2007 study conducted by India’s ministry of women and child development, 53% of children surveyed said they had been subjected to some form of sexual abuse.

Preview a sample of the book (in Danish):

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“Ivalu” will be published in France!

I am extremely pleased to announce, that our graphic novel “Ivalu” will be published in France by the eminent French publisher Éditions Sarbacane:
https://editions-sarbacane.com

“Ivalu”

Graphic novel by Morten Dürr and Lars Horneman
Danish publication date: September 2019
116 pages content, Full color.

“Ivalu”

Where is Ivalu? One morning she was just gone. Pipaluk go and search for her bigger sister.
“Ivalu” is a graphic novel about the horrible cost of sexual abuse against children. The story is set in arctic Greenland, where the beautiful wide open scenery creates a stark contrast to theme of lingering personal trauma. 

Synopsis:

Pipaluk lives in a small town in Greenland.
Everyone in town is looking forward to the big event of the summer.

The Danish queen will visit the village. All the people gather at the harbor to wait for the arrival of her boat. They wave flags and smile.

Everyone smiles except Pipaluk. Something is wrong, her bigger sister Ivalu has gone missing.

Her father doesn’t care, he just keeps up his drinking.

That night a raven appears in Pipaluk’s dream. The raven promises to tell her where Ivalu is hiding. 

The raven reappears in daylight when Pipaluk awakes. 

Pipaluk skips school and follows the raven. She runs away from the village and through the lowlands by the sea dotted with icebergs. She runs into the hills and mountains looking for Ivalu.

In flashbacks, we learn more about Ivalu, Pipaluk and their father. We understand that Ivalu had a very good reason for running away. She was sexually molested by their father.

Pipaluk follows the raven to the forbidden ghostly area of the old abandoned American airbase where old trucks and machinery are left to rust.

There she is. Pipaluk. She has committed suicide by hanging herself.
Pipaluk wows to never tell her father where Pipaluk is, as a way to protect and honor her sister. 

Author and illustrators intention:

By making the graphic novel “Ivalu” we wanted to discuss the horrible and devasting effect of sexual molestation of children. Mostly the victims suffer in silence shrouded by taboo, shame and secrets. With this book, we wanted to raise awareness about a deep persistent flaw and tragedy of modern life. 

We have tried to tell the story in such a way, that the book can be read by children from 13 years and up – as well as adults. We hope that the book will be used in homes, schools and group readings to discuss issues such as human rights from a child’s perspective. 

We have set the story in Greenland because the wide open expansive landscape in Greenland is a perfect metaphor for the loneliness of a child, who has experienced abuse. Greenland is so wast, empty and beautiful, that you cannot help but feel overwhelmed and a little lost. For this reason – and for the fact that child abuse is a huge problem in Greenland – we wanted to tell the story in this setting.

The theme of the book

Sexual abuse of children is widespread in most cultures. In Europe available data suggest that 20% of all children have been victims of sexual abuse. The numbers are about the same in the USA, where one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old. The number is even higher in Greenland where it is estimated that one third of all children have been abused  – and even higher still in India, where according to a 2007 study conducted by India’s ministry of women and child development, 53% of children surveyed said they had been subjected to some form of sexual abuse.

Preview a sample of the book (in Danish):

ivaluforside

Fantastic reviews for “Ivalu”

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Our graphic novel “Ivalu” has garnered some amazing reviews since it was published in Denmark in the early autumn of 2019. “Ivalu” is the story of Pipaluk, a young greenlandic girl and her older sister Ivalu who is the victim of sexual abuse. Story by Morten Dürr, illustrations by Lars Horneman.

Dagbladet Politiken – the leading national newspaper of Denmark.
“The reader is left speechless … Morten Dürr has in many of his books for children and young adults told tales of the darkness but never as merciless as here. Lars Hornemanns illustrations are carved in silence and granite.”
Steffen Larsen, 5 hearts (of 6).
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Læringscenteret – monthly magazine of the national society of Danish School Librarians.
“The team of Morten Dürr and Lars Horneman has done it again … made a strong and captivatingly beautiful graphic novel … “Ivalu” is sorely needed in its brave attempt to brake the taboo about sexual violence.”
Eline Mørch Jensen
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Folkeskolen – monthly magazine of national Danish Teachers Union.
“Morten Dürr and Lars Horneman have yet again made something fantastic together (…) a beautiful and undeniable book which like “Zenobia” from 2016 shines a light on a very important problem.”
Bent Rasmussen
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Nordjyske – daily regional newspaper – Northern Denmark
“You will loose your breath flicking through the picture flow of Ivalu … it awakens deep emotions.”
Tem Frank Andersen, 6 stars (out of 6).
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Official recommendation from The Danish library system (DBC)
“A must-buy – both for public libraries as well as school libraries.”
Line Dalbro Schaumann
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Serieland.dk- danish online magazine about comics/graphic novels.
“Ivalu is an extremely important publication, beautiful and brutal. Silent on the outside, roaring on the inside.”
Berti Stravonsky
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Bogbotten.dk. -major independent danish book review site run by school librarians
“Ivalu is suitable as a theme-book about children in Greenland for 7.-9. ninth grade. But it is also a book that can put the spotlight on children’s plight and rights generally because it is not only in Greenland, the wrongdoing is happening.”
Søren Fanø
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Klods Hans, magazine for Danish chapter of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People)
“In an atmospheric and dynamic way we are served a heartbreaking, shocking tale about the fate of the greenlandic girl Ivalu. Ivalu is a beautiful and harrowing cry”.
Leena Bækdal Jensen
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Børn & Bøger” magazine for The Danish national association of School Libraries.
“This is strong stuff … child abuse happens so many places and in so many countries. Therefore this is a necessary book. The story is told with as much brutality and and empathy as at all possible.”
Kent Poulsen
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