Silverpojken The Silver Boy

The Glass Children Trilogy #2

It’s winter in Åhus. Things have been disappearing from Aladdin’s 
parents’ restaurant in the water tower, and Aladdin and Billie decide to 
find out who – or what – is stealing. Aladdin has noticed a boy -
 dressed in shorts despite the freezing winter temperatures – lurking
 around the restaurant. But he always disappears when Aladdin 
approaches him and he leaves no tracks in the fresh snow. Aladdin and Billie have already agreed that ghosts don’t exist, but now they are in doubt. To get to the bottom of the mystery, Billie, Aladdin and Simona keep
 watch outside the water tower for an entire night. What they find out leads them to an old local legend about someone known as The Silver Boy – someone who has been dead for more than 100 years.

The Silver Boy is the second book in the trilogy about Billie, Aladdin and Simona. Creepy and deliciously spooky, The Silver Boy will delight all children and adults who enjoyed The Glass Children. Here too, it’s the children who resourcefully solve the mysteries around them.


Shortlisted for the Crimetime Specsavers Award (Children’s Crime Fiction of the Year) Sweden 2016
The Bookjury! Award Sweden 2014
The Swedish Bookshop Association’s Your Book, Our Choice Award Sweden 2014
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  • “Kristina Ohlsson has surprisingly fast established herself as an unusually competent children's books author. /…/ An honest adventure story in a classic, but higly modern manner.”

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

  • “With high pulse and an accessible language Ohlsson presents pieces of a puzzle containing both the current flow of refugees from Syria, historic crimes in the town of Ahus and pure ghost stories. The pieces ingeniously reflect one another, even those who initially may seem insignificant, and makes the story continously grow stronger. I read it in one go and hope for yet another sequel.”

    Smålandsposten, Sweden

  • “A page-turner for the bookworms!”

    Kristianstadsbladet, Sweden

  • “A skillfully constructed mystery /…/ The magical realism Ohlsson masters very well. /…/ …writes more literary than many others in the same genre. It is intelligent and with a drive that makes the book impossible to put down. And not for a moment is Kristina Ohlsson too explicit about the little clues to the solution of the mystery which she drops along the way. That is skillful.”

    Upsala Nya Tidning, Sweden

  • “Well-written and well thought out”

    Alba, Sweden

  • “Gently and carefully Kristina Ohlsson continues mixing crime, thriller, horror and the supernatural. Comforting and chilling. From one sentence to the next, she can make reality so unreal that Aladdin almost drops his backpack and the book trembles in the hands of the reader, both young and old. /…/ Short, easy-to-read sentences and yet so atmospheric.”

    Göteborgs-Posten, Sweden

  • “…easy to read and well-written, the horror feeling is real and alive. /…/ …exciting and scary: it touches on modern problems with immigrants' dual roots, the small-town environment is charming and the story is calm and tidy.”

    Sundsvalls Tidning, Sweden

  • “You're never quite sure whether you should read the book as a ghost story or a piece of realistic crime, and that is the genius of Ohlsson. The suspense is potent right from the start, even if the events themselves aren't so dramatic. /… / The Silver Boy is an intelligent and different crime novel worth a read. A home run!”

    Dagbladet, Norway

Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist Kristina Ohlsson
  • Children’s suspense
Reading material

Swedish edition

Rights sold

Albania, Shkupi

Arab World, Dar Al Muna

Bulgaria, Ergon

Czech Republic, Mladá Fronta

Denmark, Alvilda

Estonia, Tiritamm

Finland, WSOY

Germany, Random House / cbt Verlag

Hungary, Animus

Italy, Salani

Latvia, Zvaigzne ABC

Lithuania, Nieko Rimto

Norway, Aschehoug

Poland, Media Rodzina

Portugal, Bertrand

Russia, Clever

Slovenia, Mis Zalozba

Sweden, Lilla Piratförlaget

UK, Penguin Random House (World English)

Vietnam, Kim Dong Publishing

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