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Sven Nordqvist - Author

Sven Nordqvist started out as an architect and worked as an advertising artist for a while. It was in 1983, when he won a competition of best picture book at OPAL, that he started as an illustrator and author. His competition contribution was the book Agaton Öman och alfabetet, which has become a huge success in Sweden and is still popular 27 years later. As the story is about the alphabet it is very hard to translate it into other languages than the Nordic ones. A year later Sven Nordqvist wrote and illustrated his first book about an old man, Pettson, and his cat Findus, and this reknowned independent series of 8 books has been translated into around 40 languages.

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Findus Goes Fishing
Sven Nordqvist
Children of all ages should be introduced to Farmer Pettson and his talking cat, the irrepressible Findus. They've been favourites with readers in Europe for decades and it's great to see this new edition which comes with the endorsement of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 29/02/2016
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Findus Goes Camping
Sven Nordqvist
This is the fourth in the terrific series featuring Findus the cat and his erstwhile companion farmer Pettson. Set amongst the fields and forest is a red farmhouse and this is where Findus and Pettson live very happily but when...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2010
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Findus and the Fox
Sven Nordqvist
This is the third in the wonderfully original series that features Findus the cat and Farmer Pettson. All sorts of wacky inventions and wild ideas will confront the reader both visually through the incredibly intricate and detailed illustrations and through...
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Format: Hardback | Released 29/06/2009
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When Findus Was Little and Disappeared
Sven Nordqvist
Findus the talking cat returns in this, the second in the Findus series. The adventures of the genial farmer Pettson and his smart, inventive cat Findus have become children's favourites the world over. This one tells the story of when...
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Format: Hardback | Released 31/08/2008
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Pancakes for Findus
Sven Nordqvist
This is the first in the Findus series and not to be missed. Philip Pullman has written so eloquently on the series that I'm leaving the words to him. “It's not often that we come across books with such...
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Format: Hardback | Released 24/09/2007
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