Illustrated by Svein Nyhus
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About The Book

There’s someone in the living room. 

It's Dad. 

It is Angryman.

Boj’s father can be very angry and violent. Boj calls this side of his father’s personality “Angryman.” When Angryman comes no one is safe. Until something powerful happens...

Gro Dahle’s astute text and Svein Nyhus’s bold, evocative art capture the full range of emotions that descend upon a small family as they grapple with “Angryman.”

With an important message to children who experience the same things as Boj: You are not alone. It’s not your fault. You must tell someone you trust. It doesn’t have to be this way!

About The Author

Gro Dahle is a poet and author, born in Oslo, Norway in 1962. She graduated from the University of Oslo and has studied creative writing at the Telemark University College. In 1987, she debuted with Audien—a poetry collection that was very well received. She has since become a very well-known lyricist and novelist. She lives in Tjøme in Vestfold with her husband, Svein Nyhus.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (March 2019)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735843400
  • Grades: 2 and up
  • Ages: 6 - 99

Raves and Reviews

*Starred Review. The text and images combine in surreal fashion what is actually happening with what the son is feeling/imagining—an effective strategy to maximize impact while avoiding displays of physical contact...its powerful saga signaling to hurting readers that they are not alone—and that asking for help can bring relief. 

– Kirkus Reviews

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