full color throughout $17.95 US Hardcover / 9.7 x 9.6 48 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4340-0


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!

...its powerful saga signaling to hurting readers that they are not alone—and that asking for help can bring relief.
*Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

Angryman is unlike any picture book I’ve seen before...
Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews

Written in captivating and poetic language, this exquisitely told story gives readers a sensitive glimpse into the mind and heart of a young boy as he struggles to understand, relate to, and express love toward his angry, out of control father.
Dr. Mo Therese Hannah, Siena College, Prof. of Psychology

At once straightforward and yet lyrical, the third-person narrative is childlike and oftentimes heartbreaking.
Amy Seto Forrester, School Library Journal

  • Kirkus Review Best Book of the Year, 2019
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2020