Children & Young Adults

Photo: Robin Skjoldborg and Sif Meincke


The Boy and the Girl and the Miracle in the Cave of Snow
(Drengen og pigen og miraklet i snehulen)
Published 2020, 72 pages



Foreign rights:

Gyldendal Group Agency, Lise Broen Rosenberg Dahm,

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Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Esperanto, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK and US

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Children & Young Adults

The Boy and the Girl and the Miracle in the Cave of Snow

There was the Universe, the Solar System, Earth, Greenland, the village, the green house, Andreas, Sofie, father and mother, and inside mother’s stomach was an astronaut floating around in another universe. In about a month it would begin its descent to Earth, leave its vessel and greet them. But was it a boy-astronaut or a girl-astronaut?

Under dramatic and fantastic circumstances, the siblings Andreas and Sofie and their parents go for a trip with the dog sledge through the great nature of Greenland. It is incredibly beautiful, but also dangerous and wild. And in the snow the family will find a surprise or two …

"The Boy and the Girl and the Miracle in the Cave of Snow" is a touching and wild story about living in Greenland and feeling small in a big world - and about the miracle above all miracles.


About the author and illustrator 

Kim Leine (b. 1961) had his debut in 2007 with the autobiographical novel "Kalak", and his career has moved fast since! The great historical novel "The Prophets of Eternal Fjord" has been sold to more than 20 countries including Germany, USA, UK and France. He is the recipient of several awards; among others The Nordic Council Literature Prize, The Danish Book Award and Politiken’s Literary Award.

Kim Leine has also written the wonderful children's books "The boy who went North with his Father to find Santa Claus", "The Girl who talked to Dogs" and "The Boy and the Girl and the Miracle in the Cave of Snow" (all of them illustrated by Peter Bay Alexandersen) in 2015, 2017 and 2020.

Peter Bay Alexandersen trained at the Design School in Kolding in 1978. For a number of years he worked as a designer for LEGO, where he built models and came up with new toys, before becoming a freelance illustrator in 1985. Since then he has illustrated numerous newspaper articles, magazines, children’s and picture books both within and outside Denmark, including for Kim Leine, Anne Sofie Hammer and Mette Eike Neerlin.