|We are over the moon to announce that Slovak rights for Magdalena Hai’s LITTLE SHOP OF NIGHTMARES series have been sold to IKAR!
This year, the rights have been sold also to Gilbutschool in Korea, Dioptra in Greece, Emas in Bulgaria, Odiseja in Serbia and Briedis in Lithuania, altogether the series has sold to 20 countries!
What a milestone!
The book trilogy by the Finnish duo M. Hai and T. Juhani is full of sincere laughter; natural comic book rhythm; incredibly fantastic, a bit scary adventure; and unique characters that readers will love immediately even without reading the story (visualization is simply magnificent!).
– Lucia Hlubenova, Editor-in-chief for children’s literature, IKAR, Slovakia
The wonderful younger middle-grade series illustrated by Teemu Juhani has already sold to 20 countries, but rights are still available in Poland, France, United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Slovenia, China, etc.
Download the Full English pdfs for all 3 titles in the series here.
We were captivated by the hilarious and heartwarming stories of the main characters and monsters. Many children will gain confidence and energy through Nina’s adventures in solving problems actively.
– Gilbutschool Publishers, Korea
Enchanting series, well-written, with funny illustrations, stimulates children’s imagination.
A delightful blend of fantasy and humor. The amazing illustrations in each page feature dynamic characters and unexpected goosebumps!
– Lindy Galatis, Editorial Director, Dioptra, Greece
THE LITTLE SHOP OF NIGHTMARES
by Magdalena Hai, illustrated by Teemu Juhani
Nina is a is a clever, 9-year-old girl who goes to work in the Little Shop of Nightmares. During the course of the trilogy, she has to solve a mystery with tickling powder, find the lost teeth of a vampire and discover the reason why suddenly it just doesn’t stop snowing. The Little Shop of Nightmares is a mystery full of fascinating and fun characters that make young readers both wonder and laugh!
#1 THE TERRIBLE TICKLING POWDER
When Nina, 9 years old, 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.
#2 MYSTERY OF THE MISSING TEETH
Nina goes to buy ice cream after her first work day at The Little Shop of Nightmares.
But at the ice cream shop she discovers a vampire – without teeth! Nina decides to help
vampire Lucas to find his teeth from Mr. Kook’s shop. But for some reason all the vampire
teeth seem to have disappeared. It seems like somebody has hidden them on purpose…
#3 STICKY THE TERRIBLE SNOWMAN
Same awesome monsters. New blizzardy trouble. The Little Shop of Nightmares is
getting buried in snow! Nina and Paddy are trying to find the cause of the snowstorm,
but that’s easier said than done. A well-meaning but horribly clumsy snowman keeps
getting in their way and stopping their every effort to stop the snowing inside.