Children & Young Adults

Photo: Morten Holtum


The Flying Book
Published 2019, 72 pages



Foreign rights

Gyldendal Group Agency
Jenny Thor:

Previous titles sold to

Germany, Russia, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Chorea, China,
Iceland, Netherlands, Faroe Islands, France, Finland,
Vietnam, Hungary, Ukraine, Sweden, Japan, UK, Italy, Serbia

Children & Young Adults

The Flying Book

In The Flying Book, Journey to Monster Island, Minna’s little brother Austin has gone missing after exploring a mysterious wind machine in Kløvermarken Park. Going to the park to investigate, Minna meets a witch, Baba Jago, who tells her Austin has been blown away. She also finds three new friends – Mimbo Jimbo, the Post Cheetah and the Tapir – who agree to help her find Austin. But before they can leave, Baba Jago must teach them how to fly. Their journey takes them out of Copenhagen and across the sea, until at last they land on Monster Island…

Introducing a band of new characters, familiar friends as well as a bevy of fantastical monsters, Jakob Martin Strid’s new book is imaginative and hilarious as ever.


About the author 

Jakob Martin Strid (b. 1972) is a renowned, award-winning author and illustrator with a large number of published children’s books, including the recent bestsellers Mumbo Jumbo, Mimbo Jimbo Builds a Lighthouse, Mimbo Jimbo and the Long Winter and The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear. Strid’s books have sold across the world, and The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear has been published in more than 20 languages. It has also been turned into an animated film and a very successful play adapted by Erland Loe. Strid’s books for children are international bestsellers: unique, poetic, funny, wise and universal.

Text translated by Lin Falk van Rooyen