This is a picture of the Book, that was written, published and delivered as a present for Alexander Rybak, one year ago in Oslo on 10-10. 2009. The cover-illustration is made by the talented Jitka Holonova.
Description, from a text by Irena Bay, posted on www.alexanderrybaknews.com:
” Nearly 30 people from all over the world, got inspired by Alexander Rybak’s story and his music, and decided to make him a gift that would show him the influence he had on their lives. They wanted to say “thank you” to him, for the joy he spread in the world and for the fact that they had found each other on his Official Facebook page. So they, who had never met each other in their lives, sat together, in a virtual secret cave on facebook and wrote a BOOK, for him and about him. They named it “Alexander Rybak’s story Retold by Rybak’s FaceBookies”.
In October 2009, they travelled to Olso to go to his concert together and to give him the BOOK.”
” Our story “
Video by Marion Kubek.
Starring: The Facebookies, some kittens and rabbits & Alexander Rybak /AKA ” The Smurf”.
TheFaceBookies 18. okt 2009: This is the video of the moment, when we gave Alexander Rybak the book, we wrote for him. In the video you can see Alexander and Irena (who edited the book and worked on it for many sleepless nights) and you can hear Marijke (who filmed the video). 30 people from all over the world have been working on the book for three months…. now the book is finished and was given to Alexander in Oslo on the 10th October 2009.
” Giving the BOOK”.
Recorded by Marijke Arentsen. Starring: Irena Bay and Alexander Rybak / AKA “The Smurf.”
This video was posted on Alexander Rybak’s official Facebook – wall! (18th October 2009)
He is saying “thank you” to us (Rybak’s FaceBookies) and to the Art-Class for the gifts he received!! Please become a fan of Alexander at his official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alexanderybak
” Saying Thank You!”
Recorded by: A friend of the Smurf. Starring: Alexander Rybak/ AKA ” The Smurf” with his book and his songbook.
Thanks to The Facebookies YouTube-channel and to Yannis Papadopoulos, for uploading of ” Our Story”