Children & Young Adults

Photo: Nanna Elmstedt Bild


Holly’s Sea
(Hollys Hav)
Published 2019, 114 pages


Høst & Søn

Foreign rights

Gyldendal Group Agency
Jenny Thor:

Children & Young Adults

Holly’s Sea

When Holly’s mother falls pregnant by another man and her father moves out, her whole world is turned upside down. Her father is not her biological father, and if he moves out, will he still be her father? Just thirteen, Holly has a new aquarium and a budding love interest on the horizon, but she is very sad, and becomes more and more confused. Holly‘s Sea is a novel about things that change in your life, both internally and externally. A novel about first love, friendships, identity, loneliness and what it means to be a family.


About the author 

Lone Elmstedt Bild (b. 1978) read Modern Culture at university. From 2004 to 2006 she attended the Danish Writers’ School for Children’s Literature. Bild made her debut in 2017 with the poetic and philosophical picture book Elis verdensrum (Eli’s Space), illustrated by Otto Dickmeiss. The philosophical YA thriller Hvis bare det var en drøm (If Only it Were a Dream) followed in 2018.

Text translated by Lin Falk van Rooyen