Mari Kanstad Johnsen

Mari Kanstad Johnsen works as an illustrator and artist. She made her debut as a children book's illustrator with Barbiedoll and the Pistol Problem in 2011. Her debut as an author came with Scary Holiday in 2013.

She received a Special Mention in the BolognaRagazzi Award 2017 for I'm Out of Here.

ABC is nominated for the Brage Prize 2017.

Her books have been translated into French, Spanish and Swedish.


I'm Out of Here (2016)
Italy, Librì Progetti Educativi
Argentinia, Pablo Curti
France, Ed. Cambourakis
Korea, Booklight Publishing

D is for Tiger (2015)
Korea, Bookrecipe

The Ball (2014)
Argentinia (Spanish and Catalan Rights), Pablo Curti
France, Ed. Cambourakis

Barbiedoll Nils and the Gun Problem (2011)
Korea, Bookrecipe