| Aimee Sommerfelt|
The Road to Agra
| children's books, young adult fiction|
August 7, 1975, Oslo, Norway
The Road to Agra, Miriam, No Easy Way
Jane Addams Children's Book Award
Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Josette Frank Award
Aimée Sommerfelt Wikipedia
Aimée Sommerfelt (8 April 1892 – 1975) was a Norwegian author of numerous children's books and young adult novels.
She was most famous for her 1959 work The Road to Agra. In 1961, it became her first book to be published in the United States, being translated into English by Evelyn Ramsden. For The Road to Agra, Sommerfelt won the Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the Josette Frank Award.
She was the daughter of a psychiatrist, Henrik Arnold Thaulow Dedichen (not to be confused with the writer Henrik Arnold Thaulow Wergeland).
She married linguist Alf Sommerfelt.
She became blind late in her life.
Her books usually highlighted issues of social justice. They placed child protagonists in extremely difficult circumstances, such as poverty and wartime.