Yesterday we in Snorrastofa got a visit from Trondheim Norway. A lovely choir whom sang for the local schoolchildren in the area. They, among other songs, sang songs by Thorbjörn Egner.
"Egner is particularly known for his books Karius og Baktus (1949), 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 received the 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 and in 1982 for Beste Egnerviser, a collection of his songs."