When Findus Was Little and Disappeared by Sven Nordqvist

When Findus Was Little and Disappeared

Written by Sven Nordqvist
Part of the Findus & Pettson Series

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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 Findus disappears from the red farmhouse, but just where did he go? Readers as young as four and as old as 104 will love the stories of Findus whether they’re being read to and enjoying the stories alone.

The Findus stories were sparked by Sven Nordqvist playing with his two toddler sons at home in the anarchic chaos of his studio. Sven is a leading Swedish children’s illustrator and writer who has won numerous prestigious book awards including the Astrid Lindgren Prize.

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“It’s not often that we come across books with such immediate and lasting appeal. The stories are ingenious, the characters are quirky and original, and the illustrations are absolutely delightful. I’ve seldom seen such an endless, apparently effortless flow of invention. Readers young and old will spend happy hours poring over them to find all the details, and revisit them again and again. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Hurrah for Findus!”

Nathan Large, translator of the Findus books, explains: "Illustrator Sven Nordqvist and his odd creations Pettson and Findus are household names in their native Sweden and beyond. Over the past two decades their books have been translated into 29 languages and read by millions (It can take a while for us English-speakers to catch up with what the rest of the world is reading). Cranky old Pettson and his stripey-trousered cat have developed a cult following among both children and adults, and when you meet them you’ll understand why."


When Findus Was Little and Disappeared by Sven Nordqvist

Findus disappears from home in the second of Sven Nordqvist's Findus books.

About the Author

Sven Nordqvist

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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28 pages


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Hawthorn Press Ltd

Publication date

31st August 2008




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