Children & Young Adults

Photo: Lea Meilandt


Published 2021, 32 pages


Gutkind Forlag

Foreign rights:

Babel-Bridge Literary Agency
Tine Nielsen,

Sample translation:

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Children & Young Adults


Did you know, that if you close one eye and cover it with two fingers, you will get a magicsight?
My grandma has taught me.

In a nameless country in a city in ruins a girl learns something very special from her grandmother: By covering one eye with two fingers, you can see things, you otherwise don’t have an eye for. Wonderful things, you didn’t think existed. Golden castles in dark forests. Mermaids in the deep. Beauty, light and hope.

Magicsight is a sensuous picture-book about a girl fleeing with her family. A timeless, harsh but also hopeful story about a child’s amazing ability to keep on believing that beauty and good can be found in the world.

About the author

Ane Bjørn, born 1984, an author and illustrator, debuted with the children’s book Da Natte blev Væk (When Night was Away, 2015) and has since published, among others, the graphic novel Omvendt Sne (Inverse Snow) and the picture book Bjørnebarn (Bear-child). Ane Bjørn’s work gives form to what children (and adults) struggle to express with words: Dreams, fears, grief, anger, and imagination.

Text translated by Sharon Rhodes