Norwegian children’s literature takes centerstage

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF SM Norwegian Embassy’s Geir Michaelsen and SM’s Millie Dizon welcome acclaimed Norwegian children’s book authors Kristin Roskifte and Håkon Øvreås to the Book Nook at SM Aura Premier.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila and the Norwegian Literature Abroad welcomed storytelling sessions at SM Aura Premier’s Book Nook with Norwegian authors Kristin Roskifte and Håkon Øvreås.

Filipino book lovers enjoyed listening to Roskifte read Everybody Counts, an award-winning book about humanity for kids and youth. It presents a playful view of the many connections and coincidences in our lives, and how every single one of us has a unique story, yet we are all part of the same group.

Danish Embassy’s Reza Goyneche and family.


UNICEF Philippines Education head Isay Faingold (right) and Norwegian Embassy Second Secretary William Jensen (left).


(From left) Dr. Ayesah Uy Abubakar, Dr. Yasmin Ooi, and Roosfa Hashim from the Malaysian University Press.


Embassy of Finland Deputy Head of Mission Laura Hassiman, Penni, and Janne Heinonen.

Øvreås read Brown (My Alter Ego is a Superhero), his first book in a trilogy for young readers. The novel is a charming and powerful tale about friendship, courage, and standing up for oneself.

A few of Norway’s acclaimed novels highlight literary quality and ensures young readers have access to many forms of expression.

Diplomatic corps and the Norwegian-Filipino community were present at the reading sessions.

SM’s Book Nook is a free library encouraging book lovers of all ages to celebrate the joy of reading and learning, and the spirit of sharing and community.

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