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The Hole
by Oyvind Torseter


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The protagonist of The Hole has discovered a hole in his apartment and tries to find an explanation for it. He seeks expert advice. But not everything can be explained. Perhaps he'll just have to accept that the hole is there? The Hole has simple, expressive drawings created by pen and computer, and there's a hole punched right through the book, so it really exists, even if it can't be explained.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The protagonist of The Hole has discovered a hole in his apartment and tries to find an explanation for it. He seeks expert advice. But not everything can be explained. Perhaps he'll just have to accept that the hole is there? The Hole has simple, expressive drawings created by pen and computer, and there's a hole punched right through the book, so it really exists, even if it can't be explained.

Comic yet philosophical, simple yet deeply expressive, The Hole is quite simply--brilliant

"Hello, I've discovered a hole in my apartment. . . . It moves. . . . If you could come take a look. . . . Bring it down, you say? What? Hello? "

Born in 1972, Oyvind Torseter is an artist and one of Norway's most acclaimed illustrators. He employs both traditional and digital picture techniques and has created six picture books on his own and many others with different authors. Torseter has received numerous prizes for his books, which have been translated into many languages. My Father's Arms Are A Boat (Enchanted Lion Books, 2012) was his first book to be published in the United States.



 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781592701438
  • ISBN-10: 1592701434
  • Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Page Count: 64
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-UP
  • Dimensions: 11 x 9.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Imagination & Play
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-08-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

A small, single hole is punched through the center of every page in this story from Norwegian artist Torseter (My Father’s Arms Are a Boat). Readers first see the hole in the wall of an apartment the hero is moving into. He has the body of a hip young urbanite and a head with a Moomin-like snout, and he doesn’t see the hole until he sits down to dinner. After chasing the hole around his apartment—cleverly shifting perspectives create the sense that the hole itself is darting about—he traps the hole in a box, treks across the city, and arrives at a faceless government building. Hilariously, the staff examines the hole and runs a series of tests on it. “We’ll keep the hole for the moment and contact you later,” says a serious woman in a lab coat. But the hole is not so easily defeated. With its moody line drawings, sly humor, and witty use of the hole in each page (when it’s not a hole, it’s a streetlight, balloon, nostril, etc.), Torseter’s story amuses, provokes, and leaves readers wishing for more. Ages 6–up. (Sept.)

 
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