‘The Hole’ one of the books of the year

Illustration from 'The Hole'

Illustration from ‘The Hole’

Reviewer Joy Lawn has elected Oyvind Torseter’s The Hole as one of her four children’s books of the year in the December issue of Australian Book Review.

She writes:

In The Hole  by Oyvind Torseter (Wilkins Farago), recently translated from Norwegian into English, a man moves into an apartment and finds a hole. There is a literal hole on every page of this sophisticated picture book. The precise line drawings tell the fascinating story.