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Thorbjørn Egner
Thorbjørn Egner
(12 December 1912 – 24 December 1990) was a Norwegian playwright, songwriter and illustrator known for his books, plays and musicals for children.[1]

Contents

1 Career 2 Life 3 Selected publications

3.1 Books 3.2 Children's books 3.3 Albums 3.4 Films

4 References 5 Other sources

Career[edit] He grew up in the working-class neighbourhood Kampen in Oslo
Oslo
and his breakthrough was on the nationally broadcast children's radio show Barnetimen for de minste in the beginning of the 1950s. Egner is particularly known for his books Karius og Baktus
Karius og Baktus
(1949), Thorbjørn Egners lesebøker
Thorbjørn Egners lesebøker
(1950–1972), Klatremus og de andre dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen (1953) and Folk og røvere i Kardemommeby (1955, translated 1976). The latter two were made into successful musicals. He also illustrated his own books. Thorbjørn Egner
Thorbjørn Egner
received the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav
Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav
in 1972 and Cappelen Prize in 1979. He also won three Spellemann awards (Spellemannprisen): in 1975 for Ole Brumm og vennene hans, in 1977 for the album Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by
Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by
and in 1982 for Beste Egnerviser, a collection of his songs.[2] Life[edit] In 1937, Thorbjørn Egner
Thorbjørn Egner
married Annie Eliassen (born in 1912 in Oslo). They had four children together. Egner died in the afternoon of Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
1990 in Oslo
Oslo
of a massive heart attack. Selected publications[edit] Books[edit]

Gamle hus i Vågå (1943) Gamle hus i Rauland (1945)

Children's books[edit]

Barneboka, (1940, with Sigurd Winsnes) Malermester Klattiklatt dypper kosten - og tar fatt (1940) Truls og Kari: en liten bok for store og små (1941) Truls og Kari kommer til den store byen (1942) Ola-Ola som alle dyra var så glad i (1942) Småfolk (1942) Jumbo som dro ut i verden (1943) Klattiklatt i hjemmefronten (1945) Hesten, kua og de andre (1945) Da Per var ku (1946) Karius og Baktus
Karius og Baktus
(1949) Tretten viser fra barnetimen (songbook, 1951) Nye viser fra barnetimen (songbook, 1952) Klatremus og de andre dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen (1953) Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by
Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by
(1955) Tommy og elefanten (1958) 4 Verden er stor (1972)

Albums[edit] [3]

Kardemommeviser (1955) Doktor Dyregod (1955) Karius og Baktus
Karius og Baktus
(1957) Ole Brumm (Winnie the Pooh) og vennene hans (stories 1-4, 1974; stories 5-8, 1975; stories 9-11, 1976) Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by
Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by
(1975) De seksten beste Egnerviser (issued 1982; recorded 1953–1982) Hakkebakkeskogen (2012)

Films[edit]

Karius og Baktus
Karius og Baktus
(1955, puppet film, directed by Ivo Caprino) Klatremus i knipe (1955, puppet film, directed by Ivo Caprino) Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by
Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by
(1988, directed by Bente Erichsen) Dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen (2016, puppet film, directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen)

References[edit]

^ Thorbjørn Egner
Thorbjørn Egner
(Store norske leksikon) ^ Thorbjørn Egner/utdypning (Store norske leksikon) ^ "Egner, Thorbjørn". Norsk pop & rock-leksikon (in Norwegian). Vega. 2005. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 

Other sources[edit]

Thorbjørn Egner
Thorbjørn Egner
profile at Cappelen Damm Thorbjørn Egner
Thorbjørn Egner
profile at Ballade Thorbjørn Egner
Thorbjørn Egner
profile at Dagbladet Thorbjørn Egner
Thorbjørn Egner
profile at Aftenposten

Awards

Preceded by first recipient Recipient of the Cappelen Prize 1979 Succeeded by Odd Eidem

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 115883006 LCCN: n79118034 ISNI: 0000 0000 8184 5857 GND: 121181030 SELIBR: 184608 SUDOC: 032090528 BNF: cb12318775x (data) BIBSYS: 90082711 MusicBrainz: d4864e00-5c1a-4c41-89ce-a80ed0e1ce45 NDL: 00466018 BNE: XX1256958 KulturNav: 737f48c0-87d6-4669-8d1f-9abb6212afe9

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