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The Beasts/Odjuren

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The Beasts/Odjuren

What happens when humans abuse nature?

Anna goes with her aunt and uncle, Harald and Emma, to their cottage in the country. Harald is building a hunting tower, and Emma and Anna will play games and go for walks in the forest. But it doesn’t turn out exactly as they planned. Harald says that the area is the gate to another world, and that the people there are only guests in the forest–the trolls and creatures of the underworld rule there. But they don’t wish the people any harm. For the most part …

The Beasts is a nature thriller in graphic novel form. It’s scary, exciting and atmospheric, with text by Kerstin Lundberg Hahn and illustrations by Elisabeth Widmark.

Kerstin Lundberg Hahn


Kerstin Lundberg Hahn, born in 1962, grew up in Umeå but lives in Gothenburg. She made her debut in 2000 and has since written a large number of well-known and praised books for children and young adults. Her books that are full of suspense and humor, and are great for reading aloud.

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Elisabeth Widmark


Elisabeth Widmark is an illustrator and artist. She has illustrated many children’s books and was nominated for Norrland’s Literature Prize in 2023 for Vera vem? written by Anna Sundström Lindmark. She lives with her family in Holmsund outside Umeå.

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