" 'What's in the Rommegrot?!" settles like a warm pot of its namesake

into the heart of a reader."

Tanya O'Conner, Driftless Journal

Even Grandma makes mistakes learns young Ella as she and her Grandmother excitedly join forces to prepare a traditional family recipe.  When things go awry, young Ella steps in to save the day – and the rømmegrøt! 

Watercolor illustrations bring to life the inter-generational love between the main characters and bring a fresh, vibrant palette to this winter-themed story.  Nordic icons hint at their cultural heritage, with facial expressions and movements--

including that of a recurring “extra”--taking center stage.

A recipe for rømmegrøt is included  and a coloring page invites budding rosemalers to try their hand at this traditional Norwegian folk art. 


"I recently received my copy and it is a must for every little Norwegian's library!" (Betsy)

" . . . a delightful book . . .  beautifully illustrated."  (Irene)

". . . charming!"  (Sue)

"It's a really cute book! Perfect story for a grandma to read to her grandchildren!"  (Bridget)

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To Order

We're "old school," so please hit the e-mail button to inquire about ordering books and products listed below.  We'd love to hear from you!



What's in the Rømmegrøt?!

Keepsake Edition (signed by author with optional personalized greeting)

11" x 8 1/2" Hardcover - Landscape

ISBN : 978-1572161238

$29.95 (includes tax/shipping/handling--Media mail)

What's in the Rømmegrøt?!

11" x 8 1/2" Paperback - Landscape

ISBN: 978-1572161245

$19.95  (includes tax/shipping/handling-- Media mail)


Square Paperback

available only on Amazon

What's in the Rømmegrøt?!

8 1/2" x 8 1/2"

ISBN:  978-1572161252



Flour Sack Towel

What's in the Rømmegrøt?!

100% cotton

26" x  28" - White background

Made in India

Printed in USA

$16.95 includes tax/shipping/handling


The Author

Carol Hagen is a retired social worker and third-generation Norwegian-American. This is her first children's book, inspired by a real happening! Carol lives in Decorah, Iowa, with her husband, Eddy and cat, Savannah, in an old pink house where many food foibles have unfolded.


The Illustrator

On the north shore of Lake Superior, Kari Vick gardens with her husband, Jim and often gathers with daughters, Kjersti & Solveig, to fish, forage… and feast upon seasonal delights.


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Coloring Page

Coloring page by Betty Dowe,

creator of Strokes of Love coloring book.