Latvian rights of Monster Nanny and Maresi sold!

morkomaresiTuutikki Tolonen’s award-winning middle-grade novel Monster Nanny and Maria Turtschaninoff’s feminist YA fantasy Maresi have been sold to Latvia, to Zvaigzne and Petergailis respectively. The deals mark their 11th and 16th sold territories!

Monster Nanny tells the story of a contemporary family whose daily routines are turned upside-down when a hairy creature said to be specializing in childcare shows up at their doorstep. “I loved this fresh and funny novel. The author matter-of-factly creates a world where monsters work as nannies and bathrobes talk – there’s a classic old fashioned, Roald Dahl feel to it with the everyday and the fantastic interacting seamlessly.   We’re happy to bring this clever and engaging Finnish novel to US readers.” — Margaret Raymo, senior editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 
Maresi is a tale of friendship and survival, set in the Red Abbey: a refuge for women and girls. When the frightened Jai arrives on the abbey island with a crew of thugs after her, Maresi and her friends have to fight to defend both Jai and their community. ”Because of the unique and inhibited world that this novel portrays, Maresi is difficult to place within an existing fantasy genre. The book is a compelling read for teenagers and adults alike. Although Maresi is undoubtedly a contemporary read, it could well become the next genre classic, and the novel’s protagonist its main symbol.” — Inguna Cepite, Chief Executive, Petergailis Publishers

Contact the agency for the full English texts of Monster Nanny and Maresi!

RIGHTS SOLD: MONSTER NANNY
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
CHINA (simplified Chinese), Beijing Children’s Publishing House
ESTONIA, Tiritamm
FRANCE, Editions Robert Laffont (two-book-deal)
GERMANY, Carl Hanser Verlag (two-book-deal)
HUNGARY, Tessloff Babilon (two-book-deal)
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
ROMANIA, Editura Univers
SPAIN (Spanish), La Galera
SPAIN (Catalan), La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren (two-book-deal)
WORLD ENGLISH, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

RIGHTS SOLD: MARESI
Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms (Book 1)
Original publisher: FINLAND, Förlaget (Books 2-3)
BELGIUM, Clavis (Book 1)
CANADA (French), Editions de la Bagnole (Book 1)
CHINESE (Simplified), Shanghai 99 (Books 1-3)
DENMARK, Turbine (Book 1)
ESTONIA, Varrak (Book 1)
FINLAND, Tammi (Books 1-2)
FRANCE, Editions Rageot (Books 1-2)
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne (Book 1)
ITALY, Atmosphere Libri (Books 1-3)
LATVIA, Petergailis (Book 1)
NETHERLANDS, Clavis (Book 1)
ROMANIA, Editura Univers (Book 1)
SWEDEN, Berghs (Books 1-2)
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar (Book 1)
UNITED KINGDOM, Pushkin Press (Books 1-3)
UNITED STATES, Abrams (Books 1-3)

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Tuutikki Tolonen


Tuutikki Tolonen is the author of several acclaimed children’s books, plays and academic articles. For Monster Nanny she received the Arvid Lydecken award. She teaches creative writing and has worked as an editor and reporter at Vinski, Finland’s only literary journal for children. Her inspiration for the Monster Nanny duology sparked during a family breakfast. “My son Leo, then six, said: ‘I heard on the radio yesterday that all moms have to go on vacation and monsters will take their places,” she says.

Bibliography


Tuutikki Tolonen

Monster Nanny

2015, Middle-Grade


Tuutikki Tolonen

Monster Route

2016, Middle-Grade

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