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

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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

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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):

WSOY (orig.)
Egmont Schneiderbuch
The Teenbook Publishing








Rights sold (Little Mouse):

Tammi (orig.)
Beijing Yuntu Tech
ABC Forlag
Rahva Raamat
Harper Collins Iberica
SPAIN (Spanish):
Harper Collins Iberica
SPAIN (Catalan):
Harper Collins Iberica
UK: Scribble/Scribe

About author

Magdalena Hai

Magdalena Hai is an award-winning author, lover of cross-genre fiction and all things strange. Her fiction often combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

Her Little Shop of Nightmares series has been sold to 30 territories around the world. Among Hai's many accolades are winning the Finlandia Prize for children's and YA literature and the Finnish Literary Export Prize, and being nominated  the Nordic Council Children & Young People's Literature Prize.

Besides being an author, Hai teaches writing and is an active member and editor in the publishing co-operative Osuuskumma.

About author

Riikka Jäntti

Riikka Jäntti, a 2003 graduate of University of Industrial Art of Helsinki, 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. Jäntti is best known for the adorable Little Mouse series that has publishers in 20 territories, including Australia, Nepal, and China!

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.

About author

Teemu Juhani

Teemu Juhani is a Finnish illustrator, comic artist and picture book author whose illustrations have been published in picture books and children's fiction in over 20 countries. In addition to children's books Teemu has illustrated magazines and educational material. Originally from the fields and woods of North Karelia, Teemu now lives, works and eats way too many cakes in Helsinki.