New deals for The Little Shop of Nightmares and The Little Mouse Series

Magdalena Hai and Teemu Juhani’s quirky and hilarious early reader’s series The Little Shop of Nightmares has been sold to Egmont Schneiderbuch in Germany.

”9-year-old Nina’s hilariously funny first adventure in Mr. Kooks Little Shop of Nightmares won me over immediately. Not only is this pacy story by Magdalena Hai spot-on as far as ludicrous humour for early readers is concerned, it also succeeds in establishing the strange store with its spooky yet amiable personnel and weird inhabitants as an adventurous, interesting place that every reader would love to return to and know more about! I am a huge fan of Illustrator Teemu Juhani, so we are very happy to have this great books in our program for next year.

– Dominik Madecki, Editor, Egmont Schneiderbuch, Germany

Click here to request reading materials!

Book 1: The Terrible Tickling Powder
WSOY 2018, 64 pp.
Full English PDF

Book 2: The Lost Teeth
WSOY September 2019, 64 pp.
English text + Finnish PDF


The Little Mouse series by Riikka Jäntti has been sold to Harper Collins Iberica, who will publish the first two books of the series in SpanishCatalan and Portuguese languages!

“For our Kids List, we are looking for something very special. The tenderness, elegance and humor in Little Mouse by Riikka Jäntti makes this series a perfect choice for us.”

– Rocio de Isasa, Editor, Harper Collins Iberica, Spain

Click here to request reading materials!

Book 1: Little Mouse
Book 2: Little Mouse Helps Out
Book 3: Little Mouse’s Christmas
Book 4: Little Mouse’s Holiday
Book 5: Little Mouse’s Winter
Book 6: Little Mouse’s Summer (spring 2020)

Published by Tammi, 48 pages.

Rights sold (The Little Shop of Nightmares):

FINLAND:
WSOY (orig.)
GERMANY:
Egmont Schneiderbuch
SWEDEN:
Hegas
RUSSIA:
The Teenbook Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rights sold (Little Mouse):

FINLAND:
Tammi (orig.)
AUSTRALIA:
Scribble/Scribe
CHINA:
Beijing Yuntu Tech
DENMARK:
ABC Forlag
ESTONIA:
Rahva Raamat
NEPAL:
Kathalaya
NEW ZEALAND:
Scribble/Scribe
PORTUGAL:
Harper Collins Iberica
SPAIN (Spanish):
Harper Collins Iberica
SPAIN (Catalan):
Harper Collins Iberica
UK: Scribble/Scribe

Magdalena Hai


Magdalena Hai is a lover of cross genre fiction and all things strange, and her fiction often combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Besides writing Hai teaches writing and is an active member and editor in the publishing co-operative Osuuskumma.

Riikka Jäntti


Riikka Jäntti, a 2003 graduate of Helsinki’s School of Art and Design, now part of Aalto University, is a Helsinki-based illustrator and author who has created art for both nonfiction and fairy tale books for children. Her first children’s book was published in 2005. Beyond Finland her works have been published in Swedish, Danish, Japanese and Chinese.

In her illustrations she uses pen and ink as well as watercolor and gouache. In 2009 Jäntti won the first ever Tieto-Lauri, an award for children’s and juvenile non-fiction, for her illustrations in Viidakkotanssi (Jungle Dance). The book was written by Markku Löytönen about the explorer Rafael Karsten in Ecuador.

Author photo by Veikko Somerpuro.

Teemu Juhani


TEEMU JUHANI (born 1987) equals Finnish illustrator, comic artist and graphic designer currently based in London, UK. Born and raised in a land of snow and northern lights, he grew up reading comics, holding pencil in his hand and dreaming of superhuman powers. Teemu has studied graphic design and illustration at Karelia University of Applied Sciences in Finland and Academie Minerva in the Netherlands. Currently he’s working as a freelance illustrator and designer and creating his first children’s book and graphic novel.