Monster Nanny sold to Slovenia!

The biggest Slovenian publisher Mladinska knjiga has acquired Tuutikki Tolonen’s wild middle-grade fantasy Monster Nanny alongside its sequel Monster Route. Mladinska’s list includes children’s classics from Astrid Lindgren and Roald Dahl to contemporary authors like Dav Pilkey. The beloved Monster Nanny duology is now sold in 14 territories!

Monster Nanny is a warm and engaging story, written with humour and wit. Children will love the oddness of the strange nannies and enjoy the thrill in uncovering the mystery that surrounds them.” — Alenka Veler, editor, Mladinska knjiga

A blend of Where the Wild Things Are and Mary PoppinsMonster Nanny tells the story of a contemporary family whose daily routines are turned upside-down when a hairy, swamp-smelling creature said to be specializing in childcare shows up at their doorstep.

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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
NETHERLANDS, Luitingh-Sijthoff (two-book-deal)
ROMANIA, Editura Univers
SLOVENIA, Mladinska knjiga (two-book-deal)
SPAIN (Spanish), La Galera
SPAIN (Catalan), La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren (two-book-deal)
WORLD ENGLISH, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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.


Tuutikki Tolonen

Monster Nanny

2015, Middle-Grade

Tuutikki Tolonen

Monster Route

2016, Middle-Grade

Tuutikki Tolonen

Monster Message

2020 Spring, Middle-Grade

Tuutikki Tolonen

Agnes and the Garden of Dreams

2020, Middle-Grade

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