Children & Young Adults

Photo: Martin Dam Kristensen and Lorentsen


The Nasty List and Other Stories
(Den klamme liste)
Published 2020, 80 pages



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Previous titles sold to:

Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden & Taiwan

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Children & Young Adults

The Nasty List and Other Stories

For the first time in twelve years Morten Ramsland has come out with four entirely new stories for children, with illustrations by Cato Thau-Jensen. In "The Nasty List and Other Stories" we meet Sigurd, Lauge, Hugo and Agnes, four children who each attempt to tackle everyday challenges in surprising, roundabout and imaginative ways.

What do you do when you find a secret list of the most disgusting people in your class?

Can you die from a month without screens when you’re obsessed with computer games and think about them day and night?

What if you suddenly found some photos of a dead man and woman in your father’s desk…Who are they? Why did they die?

And how do you get an invisible thief to stop stealing things from your best friends and then hiding the loot in your very own bed?

About the author and illustrator 

Morten Ramsland (b. 1971) appeared in 1993 with the acclaimed poetry collection "When the Birds Are Gone". His breakthrough came with the 2005 novel "Doghead", which quickly became an international bestseller and earned him the coveted Golden Laurel, The Danish Readers’ Award and The Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s Book Award. Morten Ramsland has also written several picture books for children.

Cato Thau-Jensen (b. 1966) is a Danish illustrator. He graduated from Design School Kolding in the 1990s and is known for his expressive, grotesque, humorous and slightly surreal illustrations. He debuted in 1996 with Kim Fupz Aakeson and has worked with many different authors since then.

Text translated by Sharon Rhodes