Kurt Gets Truckloads

Author(s): Erlend Loe

9-11yrs

Kurt is a truck driver. He's been a truck driver for many years. Almost ever since he was a boy. He's always been a very kind man, until...One day Kurt rescues a man who sleepwalks off the pier, and he gets rewarded with a diamond as big as a football. But what use is a diamond? Kurt sells it and gets 50 million dollars. With all that money, it is perhaps not surprising that Kurt turns evil.

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"Kurt is an adult, but he behaves like a two-year old.  This book is absurdly funny.  It's dry and silly." - Julia Marshall, publisher

Erlend Loe was born in 1969.  He is a popular Norwegian novelist and screenwriter whose work has been translated into more than 20 languages.  He lives in Oslo, Norway.


The illustrator Kim Hiorthoy (born in 1973) is a Norwegian electronic musician, graphic designer, illustrator, filmmaker and writer.  He lives in Berlin, Germany.

General Fields

  • : 9781877579301
  • : Gecko Press
  • : Gecko Press
  • : March 2013
  • : 184 x 125 mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : January 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Erlend Loe
  • : Paperback
  • : Kim Hiorthoy
  • : 839.82374
  • : 119
  • : Black and white illustrations