When Sally's Dad was Young

Dengang Sallys far var dreng

Sally's Dad is a modern day classic in Denmark with sales reaching over 700.000 copies across all formats. Nordisk Film have acquired the film option, which is very active due to popular demand, and Sally's Dad is furthermore proving its ability to travel, currently reaching bestselling status in Poland. When Sally's Dad was Young is the first book in the series.

Thomas Brunstrøm is an author, freelance journalist, film critic and podcast host - and real-life dad to Sally and Eddie.

Thorbjørn Christoffersen is a Danish illustrator, film director and animator.

When Sally's Dad was Young

Dengang Sallys far var dreng

Sally's Dad is a modern day classic in Denmark with sales reaching over 700.000 copies across all formats. Nordisk Film have acquired the film option, which is very active due to popular demand, and Sally's Dad is furthermore proving its ability to travel, currently reaching bestselling status in Poland. When Sally's Dad was Young is the first book in the series.

Thomas Brunstrøm is an author, freelance journalist, film critic and podcast host - and real-life dad to Sally and Eddie.

Thorbjørn Christoffersen is a Danish illustrator, film director and animator.

Synopsis

Sally has a problem. Her dad is the master of tall tales and Sally is finding it increasingly difficult to tell what is real and what is made up. He keeps spinning yarn about the time when he was a boy, how he slept in a cardboard box, walked 14 km to school … barefoot …, not to mention the fact that he only got one orange for Christmas. But look, it did him no harm at all!

Sally does not know what to believe – but one day she gets an idea. An idea about how to find out the truth…

Reviews

"Hugely entertaining " – (Information)

"Outspoken, politically incorrect and free from raised fingers and spelt buns" – (Litteratursiden)

"We didn't have any doubts about this series. We knew right away that it would be perfect for the Polish market, though we didn't expect such great success. We have trouble seeing the series as picture books, not because of the amount of text, but the format and the target reader, because it's directed at a double reader: at kids that are a bit older than the usual picture book readers and at their parents (as in the case of Shrek). I'm not sure who has more fun reading these books: parents or children?" – Katarzyna Biegańska (Polish editor at Dwukropek)

When Sally's Dad was Young
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Original Language: Danish
Original Publisher: Forlaget Carlsen
Published: 2015
26 pages
Category: Children's Books
Genre: Humour
Film Rights: Nordisk Film
Theatre Rights: Babel-Bridge Literary Agency
Available material: English sample

Territories Handled

World Rights (Babel Bridge)

Territories Sold

Polish: Juka-91

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