We are very happy to announce that German rights to My Little Creature (Schildts & Söderströms 2014), authored by Ulf Stark and illustrated by Linda Bondestam, have been acquired by Fischer Verlag for publication in Spring 2016.
Fischer Verlag is one of Germany’s largest publishers, and home to authors such as Thomas Mann. Rights to My Little Creature were previously acquired by Enchanted Lion Books in the World English territories, Berghs in Sweden and Teos in Finland.
”I fell in love with My Little Creature at first sight. The story is moving, and Linda Bondestam creates an extraordinary and congenial world of pictures. Her beautiful collages remind me of the artwork of Leo Lionni, and they have a pleasant retro charm.”
– Bettina Herre, Editor, Fischer
Nominated for the 2014 Finlandia Junior Prize and praised by critics, My Little Creature tells the story of a lonely creature living in a dark cave who falls in love with a stray ray of sunshine.
About Linda Bondestam and Ulf Stark:
Linda Bondestam is one of Finland’s most beloved and acclaimed illustrators. Her accolades include an award from the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, and nominations for the Finlandia Junior Prize and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Ulf Stark is a legendary Swedish author and screenwriter whose numerous honours include the Nordic Children’s Book Prize. His collaborations with Linda Bondestam include The Dictator (Schildts & Söderströms 2010), the rights to which have been sold in nine languages, and Everything (Schildts & Söderströms 2012).
RIGHTS SOLD: My Little Creature
Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms
FINLAND, Teos Publishers (Finnish)
GERMANY, Fischer Verlag
WORLD ENGLISH, Enchanted Lion Books
Reading materials: My Little Creature
Full English text