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Sven Nordqvist - Author

About the 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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Keeping up with Findus

Keeping up with Findus

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Findus and the Christmas Tomte

Findus and the Christmas Tomte

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2018

Snow is falling on Pettson's farm, and Christmas is approaching. Findus, the talking cat, tells Pettson that he is excited about the Yule Tomte visiting and bringing gifts. Oh dear! thinks Pettson, How can I explain that the Yule Tomte may not visit cats? But Findus is adamant that the Yule Tomte must visit, and because Pettson does not want Findus to be disappointed, he comes up with a plan to build a Yule Tomte that can move and speak and give Findus gifts. But it is going to be very difficult to keep this secret from the curious cat, and even harder to design a convincing mechanical Yule Tomte! What Pettson needs is a little bit of Christmas magic...

Findus Rules the Roost

Findus Rules the Roost

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2017

Old man Pettson has ten hens in his hen house. Findus the cat often teases them and plays chase with them around the yard. The chickens are Findus' best friends, second only to Pettson. But one day, Pettson brings home a rooster. The rooster is loud, and does not want Findus to play with the hens. In fact the rooster chases him away! Findus is unhappy and his ears are aching, but what can he do? Find out what happens in this, the tenth Findus and Pettson book published by Hawthorn Press

Findus Goes Fishing

Findus Goes Fishing

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/02/2016

Farmer Pettson is in a bad mood and wants to be left alone, but Findus his talking cat wants to cheer him up. He eventually persuades Pettson to go fishing and Pettson's mood is transformed.

Findus Plants Meatballs

Findus Plants Meatballs

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2013

Farmer Pettson begins to sow his vegetables and because Findus doesn't like vegetables he decides to plant one of his meatballs instead. However keeping the vegetable garden safe from the farm animals proves a hard task for Findus and Pettson.

Findus Moves Out

Findus Moves Out

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2012

Every day at four o'clock in the morning, Findus likes to jump up and down on his bed. He wakes Pettson, who tells him to stop. Because cats really need their early morning exercise, Findus decides to find a house of his own where he can jump and bounce when he likes. But jumping on beds is one thing - living without Pettson is quite another...

The Tomtes' Christmas Porridge

The Tomtes' Christmas Porridge

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2011

Every Christmas Eve, the Master puts out rice pudding for the tomtes to say thank you for their help around the house throughout the year. But recently the Master has forgotten, and Mama tomte knows he'll forget again this year. The elves hatch a plot to steal a bowl of Christmas pudding, without being seen, so that Papa tomte doesn't get upset. This charming story is based on an old Swedish Christmas tradition. It is illustrated with great humour and is full of delightful detail, as the tomte family scurry around their Master's house one busy Christmas Eve.

Findus at Christmas

Findus at Christmas

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2011

It is the day before Christmas Eve and there is lots to do, but disaster strikes when Pettson sprains his ankle. How can they celebrate Christmas now, with no tree, ham, meatballs or gingerbread? For all their resourcefulness, Findus and Pettson are close to giving up, when suddenly there is a knock on the door...

Findus Goes Camping

Findus Goes Camping

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Findus and Pettson live in a red farmhouse, with a henhouse, workshop and toolshed set among forests, fields and meadows.One day, Findus finds a tent in the attic. Pettson starts imagining how it will be going camping by the lake, catching fish and grilling them over the fire as the sun sets. This is not exactly how things turn out, as Findus, Pettson and the hens try hiking in the garden.

Findus and the Fox

Findus and the Fox

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2009

There's a hen-hunting fox on the loose. But farmer Pettson and his quirky cat Findus agree that foxes shouldn't be killed. They should be tricked. They come up with a fabulous plan which makes for an explosive, unforgettable night.

When Findus Was Little and Disappeared

When Findus Was Little and Disappeared

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Farmer Pettson sat doing the crossword, with Findus the cat on his knee. Tell me about when I disappeared, said Findus. You haven't disappeared, said Pettson, you're sitting right here. Yes, but ? when I was little. Oh then ...But you've heard the story so often before. But tell it to me anyway! So here is the story of when Findus was little and disappeared.

Pancakes for Findus

Pancakes for Findus

Author: Sven Nordqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2007

It is Findus the talking cat's birthday, so Farmer Pettson wants to bake a big stack of pancakes for the cat who has three birthdays a year. But how can they get the eggs when the bull is in the way? But before he can start baking, Pettson has to fix a puncture on his bike, find the keys to the shed and distract Anderson's bull. Only then can he bike to the shop to buy flour for the pancakes

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