The Little Shop of Nightmares

Reading material

Finnish manuscript
Full English manuscript
English synopsis

Original title: Painajaispuoti: Kamala kutituspulveri

Published: 2018

Publisher: WSOY

Class/genre: Middle-Grade

Pages: ~60 pp.

When Nina, 9 years, enters The Little Shop of Nightmares in hopes of getting a job, she is greeted by an odd sight: shopkeeper Mr. Kook is rolling on the floor, unable to stop laughing. With a little help from a ghost called Paddy, they start looking for the untickling powder to help him, but things are certainly not made easier by Mr. Kook’s world-domination-planning pet octopus Squishy McGoo, who is a bit too quick about getting into trouble with rollerblades on its tentacles.

The Little Shop of Nightmares starts a new early readers’ series about a strange little shop and its employees… who are even stranger. You might need some untickling powder to stop laughing at this book!


Rights sold:
FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
SWEDEN: Hegas
RUSSIA: The Teenbooks Publishing/KompasGuide

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.

Bibliography


Magdalena Hai

The Beggar Princess

2012, Young Adults


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The Grumblebelly Cat

2017, Picture Book


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The Third Sister

2018, Young Adults


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The Little Shop of Nightmares: The Lost Teeth

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