William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent
Bobbie Peers (b. 1974) made his mark on Norwegian film history when he in 2006 won a Palme d’Or for his Sniffer, written and directed by Peers himself. The award became the first of many milestones in the London International Film School graduate’s career as a director and film writer. 2015 witnessed the multi-talented Peers’ debut as a children’s books author. William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is the first book in a forthcoming series featuring the code breaking whizz William.
The list of children’s books with the highest in-store sales in January is now official, and Jørn Lier Horst is the undeniable winner! A staggering 11 out of 15 books on the list are titles by Jørn Lier Horst, either from his CLUE series written by him alone, or his Detective Agency No. 2 series, in which he’s paired up with illustrator Hans Jørgen Sandnes.
Starting at No. 2, the titles featured on the January in-store sales list are: The Triangle Mystery (No. 2), Operation Ghost (No. 3), Operation Circus (No. 4), Operation Windblast (No. 5), Operation Sunset (No. 6), Operation Mummy (No. 7), Operation Shadowman (No. 8), Operation Plastic Bag (No. 10), Operation Thundercloud (No. 12), Operation Bronze Square (No. 13), and the short activity booklet The Search for the Abominable Snowman (No. 15).
Putting his own mark on the list is Bobbie Peers, who snatches two spots with his action-packed adventure series about William Wenton. The third and latest installment, William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent, claims the No. 9 spot, and the second book in the series, William Wenton and the Cryptoportal, the No. 11 spot.
The official January bestseller list for children’s books in Norway is in, and Jørn Lier Horst makes a double appearance at the top. At No. 1 is his latest book in the CLUE series, The Triangle Mystery. It is closely followed at No. 2 by Operation Mummy, the twelfth book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes. Claiming the last spot on the podium is Bobbie Peers’ third William Wenton novel, William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent, at No. 3.
The official Norwegian bestseller lists for the last week of 2017 are in, and Stefan Ahnhem and Bobbie Peers continue to feature at the top. On the paperback list, Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero climbs again, coming in at No. 3. Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent likewise climbs, taking the No. 4 spot on the hardcover list.
Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series makes a strong showing on the December 2017 bestseller list for children’s fiction, claiming five of the top 20 spots. Operation Mummy, the latest installment in the series, claims the highest position of the five, coming in at No. 3. It’s followed by a short activity booklet called The Search for the Abominable Snowman at No. 4, and a bit further down on the list comes the Detective’s Handbook, The Search for The Thief’s Thief, and Operation Pirate.
Bobbie Peers also makes a repeat appearance on the list, climbing to No. 5 with William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent, the third William Wenton book.
Jo Nesbø’s fifth Doctor Proctor book, Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?, is November’s most sold Norwegian children’s book in bookstores. Right after it comes Bobbie Peers at No. 2 with William Wenton and the Luridium Thief. In fact, the entire William Wenton series makes an appearance on the list, claiming the No. 6 (William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent) and No. 11 (William Wenton and the Cryptoportal) spots as well.
The official November bestseller list for children’s fiction in Norway has been released, and Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes come in at No. 2 with their Operation Mummy, the twelfth installment in the Detective Agency No. 2 series. Bobbie Peers’ third William Wenton book, William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent, claims the No. 5 spot.
The adventure continues!
When Big Ben suddenly stops ticking, William knows something big is about to happen. And sure enough, a mysterious figure calling himself the Orbulator Agent shows up, marking the start of a new whirlwind adventure for William and his best friend Iscia. What does the Orbulator Agent want with William? … And what on earth is an orbulator, anyway?
Dark secrets and seemingly impossible-to-crack codes fill the pages of the third installment in the internationally acclaimed William Wenton series, William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent. Bobbie Peers’ return to the Wenton universe is a sparkling parade of ingenious twists and turns, smart-mouthed robots, and bravery – in all its shapes and sizes.
The first book in Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton series, William Wenton and the Luridium Thief, features in the new Guardian Best New Children’s Books Guide. The guide was distributed through the Guardian newspaper to celebrate Independent Bookshop week on Saturday, June 24th.
Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief has been chosen as a 2017 Parents’ Choice Award recommended title in the US.
The Parents’ Choice Awards is the oldest nonprofit program in the US, created to recognize quality children’s media such as books, toys, music, and more. The foundation’s panel, which consists of educators, scientists, artists, librarians, parents and – of course – children, decide the works that will be recognized for their excellence. These recommendations then serve as an independent and trusted source for parents and caregivers looking for books and toys.
William Wenton and the Luridium Thief was chosen as a recommended title with the following motivation:
“With elements of Harry Potter, DaVinci Code and X-Men Mutant Academy blurring together, there’s a puzzle, a chase, a bit of science and characters fighting evil. /…/ readers will clamor for more pages about William and where his bionic adventures will take him next, because this is clearly just the beginning.”
-Ann Oldenburg, Parents’ Choice Award
Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is the winner of 2017’s Bokslukerprisen in Norway. The award, arranged by the Foreningen !les association, recruited the help of five young jury groups in deciding the winning book. The 6th grade jury members chose Bobbie Peers’ debut children’s book and the first installment in the William Wenton series as their winner.
Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief continues to be one of Norway’s children’s favorite books. Today the first installment in the series about the code breaking whiz William won the Children’s Book Award 2016. Seven hundred pupils in the 5th to 7th grade participated in the vote for their favorite book and author of the year.
Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief and Jørn Lier Horst’s The Wolfhound Mystery have been shortlisted for the Bokslukerprisen 2017. The award is arranged by Foreningen !les in Norway and the winner is decided by five jury groups consisting of children in 6th grade. The award ceremony will be held in Oslo, on the 20th of April next year.
The second book in Bobbie Peers’ series about the code breaking whizz William Wenton, William Wenton and the Cryptoportal, has been shortlisted for the Norwegian bookseller Ark’s Book of the Year Award. The readers of Norway have together decided the list of nominees, who vary in genre as well as original language. The winner will be announced in early December.
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Bobbie Peers and Ingar Johnsrud both top the Norwegian bestseller list this week. Bobbie Peers’ latest children’s book, William Wenton and the Cryptoportal, is the No. 1 best selling children’s book. The novel is the second installment in Peers’ thrilling William Wenton series, which began with William Wenton and the Luridium Thief.
On the bestseller list for paperback novels Ingar Johnsrud makes his mark by coming in at No. 1 with his debut novel Those Who Follow. Those Who Follow is the first installment in Johnsrud’s critically acclaimed series about Superintendent Fredrik Beier and his colleague Kafa Iqbal.
William is back at the Institute for Post-Human Research, where everything seems to have changed for the harsher. Everywhere you turn there are guards, curfews and strict new rules. The cause lies frozen in the cellar of the Institute: Abraham Talley, the man who not long ago almost killed William. But something’s not quite right... Who is the mysterious lady trying to contact William at night, and what is the cause of the seizures he’s suddenly having? And what on earth is a cryptoportal?
William Wenton and the Cryptoportal is the second installment in Bobbie Peers’ delightfully innovative and action-packed series about William Wenton and his friend Iscia.
Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief has been crowned the winner of 2016’s Book of the Year award in Norway. All together 7000 children from 69 school classes around Stavanger have participated in the vote for their favorite novels and authors. Bobbie Peers and William Wenton won in the category Grade 5-7, and will meet one of the participating school classes at an event in September, during Stavanger's international literary festival, Kapittel.
2015 ended with yet another happy piece of news for Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief. The book became the second best selling children’s fiction title in Norway during the last month of the year.
Norway’s public service radio and television NRK have picked out 2015’s best children’s books and William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is one of the titles in the spotlight! The rights to Bobbie Peers’ debut children’s novel has so far been sold to 35 territories.
Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief has now been sold to 31 territories! The novel, Bobbie Peers’ literary debut, has been hailed as a children’s book of international proportions by Norwegian press. William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is also the winner of the 2015 Ark’s Children’s Book Award.
Today it was announced that Bobbie Peers has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Ark’s Children’s Book Award. The award is each year given to an author selected by Norway’s young readers. This year 10,000 children in the grades 5-7 participated in the vote. Here is what some of Bobbie Peers’ young fans had to say about William Wenton and the Luridium Thief:
“This is one of the best books we’ve ever read. It’s super exciting! It’s suspenseful from page one, and the excitement lasts all the way till the end of the book. It’s both funny and sad at times. We couldn’t put it down, and when we had finished reading it we missed it. The author writes incredibly well. This book deserves to win.”
-Class 6B, Godlia school
“The book was thrilling, and often there’d be surprises you didn’t foresee. There was lots of fun technology in the book. We’re hoping there will be a second novel; it seemed like there might be, judging by the ending.”
-Class 6B, Manglerud school
“This was a very exciting and action-packed book about code breaking. /…/ It was difficult to put the book down. The author also succeeded in planting a lot of nice pictures in our heads, so it was actually more fun to read a book than watch TV/play on the computer. In addition, the book was also funny. We hope there will be a sequel, because this was a really good book.”
-Class 5A, Jong school
Bobbie Peers (b. 1974) made his mark on Norwegian film history when he in 2006 won a Palme d’Or for his Sniffer, written and directed by Peers himself. The award became the first of many milestones in the London International Film School graduate’s career as a director and film writer. 2015 has witnessed the multi-talented Peers’ debut as a children’s books author. William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is the first book in a forthcoming series featuring the code breaking whizz William.
Palme d’Or winning film director and scriptwriter Bobbie Peers makes his literary debut with William Wenton and the Luridium Thief, a novel for ages 8-12. A ticklish tale of mysterious disappearances and near-magical code breaking skills, William Wenton and The Luridium Thief charms its readers with a wondrous mix of wild adventure, wisecracking robots, and a young hero who might just be too clever for his own good...