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Sven Nordqvist - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

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 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...

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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