THORBJøRN EGNERS LESEBøKER (English: Thorbjorn Egner's Readers)
were a series of sixteen readers for elementary school written by
The books took over the role held for decades by the readers of Nordahl Rolfsen in the Norwegian educational system. Rolfsen's books were published in the years 1892–1895, and had been the standard works since, but starting in the 1950s, Egner's books took over this position. Egner himself considered the series to be the magnum opus of his collected works. In 1972, however – the year when the last book in the series was published – the educational program of Norwegian primary schools was altered. The new scheme largely abandoned the use of basic readers in the curriculum . As a result, Egner's textbooks were rendered virtually obsolete as educational tools. The books remain an important part of the Norwegian cultural heritage, being considered children's classics, and some of them have been reprinted more recently.
* ^ A B "Thorbjørn Egner" (in Norwegian). Norsk Skoleforum. Retrieved 2008-11-24. * ^ "Thorbjørn Egner-biografi" (in Norwegian). Dyreparken. Retrieved 2008-11-24. * ^ "Ola-Ola Heia" (in Norwegian). BokKilden. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
* Children\'s literature portal
* Egner, Thorbjørn (2001). Torbjørn Egner: et selvportrett (in
Norwegian). Oslo: Cappelen. ISBN 978-82-02-21079-3 .
* Tveterås, Harald L.; Fredrik Matheson, eds. (1972). En bok om