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Aimee Sommerfelt

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Nationality  Norwegian
Spouse  Alf Sommerfelt
Role  Author
Name  Aimee Sommerfelt
Notable works  The Road to Agra

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Genre  children's books, young adult fiction
Died  August 7, 1975, Oslo, Norway
Books  The Road to Agra, Miriam, No Easy Way
Awards  Jane Addams Children's Book Award
Notable awards  Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Josette Frank Award

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.

Personal life

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.

Themes in her work

Her books usually highlighted issues of social justice. They placed child protagonists in extremely difficult circumstances, such as poverty and wartime.


Aimée Sommerfelt Wikipedia

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