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Sara Villius AuthorMari Kanstad Johnsen Illustrator

The Day/Dagen

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The Day/Dagen

Join us for a day at preschool! Drop-off, pick-up, playtime, rest, snack… What can a normal day look like?

On this particular day, there will be hesitant leaving at the gate, singing at the gathering, games, quarrels, cauliflower snacks and reading time in the cozy corner. And when it’s finally time for pick-up – it’s of course far too early!

Sara Villius and Mari Kanstad Johnsen’s previous picture books The Night and The Snake have been praised by critics and readers alike. With a lot of humour and warmth, they depict everyday drama for the youngest in their new book.

Sara Villius


Sara Villius was born in 1976 and lives in Stockholm. She debuted in 2002 and has since published books for both children and adults. Together with Mari Kanstad Johnsen, she has published the critically acclaimed picture books The Night and The Snake. In addition to books, Sara Villius has also written for film, television and…

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Mari Kanstad Johnsen


Mari Kanstad Johnsen, born in 1981, was educated at the Kunsthøgskolen in Oslo and Konstfack in Stockholm. She has illustrated several picture books, and authored one as well.

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