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Emma Karinsdotter

Emma Karinsdotter (b. 1985) grew up in picturesque Ronneby, the city known as the heart of “The Garden of Sweden.” Before debuting as a children’s books author, Karinsdotter worked in the book and music industry as a project manager, and concert organizer. Her debut work, Lisbet and the Samba King, made a major splash on the children’s fiction scene when it was published in 2017. Zany, exuberant and thought-provoking, it celebrates children and their diversity. The Isle of a Thousand Stars is Karinsdotter’s second work: a breathtaking tale of magic, adventure, and finding a way of moving on. A modern-day Astrid Lindgren, Karinsdotter’s authorship has already found a home in the hearts of the new generation.

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Shortlisted for the Swedish Radio’s Children’s Novel Award Sweden – Tusen stjärnors ö The Isle of a Thousand Stars 2019
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Lisbet and the Samba King

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New series – Emma Karinsdotter’s ‘Lisbet and the Samba King’

Lisbet lives with her granny the Samba King and the stern pirate cat Sixten in an ordinary house on an ordinary street. But beneath the ordinary surface, there’s more to the story: the Samba King is a former secret agent that holds the world record in just about anything, if you ask her. Lisbet loves living with her granny – it’s a riot! But sometimes the Samba King gets to be a bit too much even for Lisbet, making her think that it would be nice to have someone around that’s more like herself. Then one day a postcard arrives, welcoming Lisbet to school. She’ll finally start first grade.

The news has the Samba King acting as if someone has just died: School means the end of summers as they know them and granny fears the dull classes will take Lisbet’s imagination away forever, making her just like everyone else. Together they decide to do as many crazy antics as possible during this last summer of freedom. Secretly, though, Lisbet is rather excited about starting school and finally making a friend of her own…

Lisbet and the Samba King and The School of Hard Knocks are the two first installments in the hilarious, exuberant and norm-creative chapter book series that asks the question: “Do you have the right to be you – even if that means just being ordinary?”

Emma Karinsdotter shortlisted for the 2019 Swedish Radio’s Children’s Novel Award

Emma Karinsdotter’s The Isle Of A Thousand Stars has been shortlisted for the 2019 Swedish Radio’s Children’s Novel Award. The Swedish Radio’s Children’s Novel Award is an annual award and the winning author and title will be decided by a jury of children from fifth and sixth grade. The winner will be announced on November 1st.

New Author – Emma Karinsdotter

Emma Karinsdotter (b. 1985) grew up in picturesque Ronneby, the city known as the heart of “The Garden of Sweden.” Before debuting as a children’s books author, Karinsdotter worked in the book and music industry as a project manager, and concert organizer. The Isle of a Thousand Stars is Karinsdotter’s second work: a breathtaking tale of magic, adventure, and finding a way of moving on. A modern-day Astrid Lindgren, Karinsdotter’s authorship has already found a home in the hearts of the new generation.