Seven deals in one month for The Little Shop of Nightmares series!

Magdalena Hai and Teemu Juhani’s quirky and hilarious early reader’s series The Little Shop of Nightmares has now been sold to Estonian publisher Postimees for what is the seventh deal in a 4-week period.
Previously the rights were sold to Vild Maskine in Denmark,  De Vier Windstreken in the Netherlands, Euromedia in the Czech Republic, Epsilon in Turkey, Egmont Schneiderbuch in Germany and Fontini in Norway

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We are very happy to discover The Little Shop of Nightmares. It is a fun series ideal for children who have recently begun to read independently. With its hilariously captivating narratives and quirky illustrations, the books present a whole exciting world for the target audience.

– Piret Veigel, Publisher, Postimees Publishing, Estonia

We are very excited to be the Czech publisher of this slightly scary but absolutely lovely series. We can’t wait to invite our smallest readers to the charming fantasy world of the Little Shop of Nightmares.

– Jana Michalikova, Editor, Euromedia, Czech Republic

The Little Shop of Nightmares by Magdalena Hai and Teemu Juhani is a new early readers’ series about a strange little shop and its employees – who are even stranger.

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

Book 2: The Lost Teeth
WSOY 2019, 64 pp.
Full English PDF

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Also, do not forget two of our excellent new titles:

Agnes and the Garden of Dreams by Tuutikki Tolonen, illustrated by Kati Vuorento
(Agnes ja unien avain, WSOY 2020)

Moving to a new city is frightening enough for 11-year-old Agnes. But when she makes an exciting discovery at the local cemetery the summer isn’t the same anymore!

The Estonian rights to this wonderful middle-grade book were sold last week to Eesti Raamat!

Rights sold: Estonia, Eesti Raamat

Alma’s Monster Party by Satu Kettunen
(Mörköjuhlat, Tammi 2019)

Alma’s family has moved to a new house. It is big, and bleak, and far from the neighbors. Alma is certain that they aren’t alone in the house: she sees shadows fleeing in the corners, and hears footsteps of all kinds of monsters. Alma’s mother is a party planner, and that gives her an idea: She will throw a party for all the ghosts and ogres.

Rights sold (10.09.2019):

WSOY (orig.)
Vild Maskine
Postimees Publishing
Egmont Schneiderbuch
De Vier Windstreken
Teenbooks Publishing / Kompas Guide

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

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.