We are really happy to announce that Univers in Romania has now acquired all 3 titles of the MONSTER NANNY trilogy!
The series already has 29 publishers around the world and a feature film is in development by Scott Free Productions.
The rights are still available in the UK, Bulgaria, Greece, Japan, Serbia, Slovakia, Iceland, Korea, Croatia, Israel etc
If you are interested, download the English materials for the Monster Nanny trilogy by clicking here.
The three books are all illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen.
MONSTER NANNY TRILOGY:
Book 1: Monster Nanny
Mörkövahti. Tammi 2015, 300 pp.
The Hellman children must make do with a nanny while their mother is away at a spa. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster.
Grah is hairy, dusty, and doesn’t talk. When the siblings discover that other neighborhood kids have been left with similar creatures, they start to wonder where the monsters came from. With the parents away, the kids work together (between bickering) to figure out the mystery of the monsters.
Book 2: Monster Route
Mörköreitti. Tammi 2016, 280 pp.
Mimi 6 years, has snuck into the monsters’ underground world after her monster friend Grah. She travels in their tunnels, led by the odd Gate Keeper. Back at home, Koby and Halley put their heads together and manage to get in touch with Mimi. But who is the mysterious and frightening ruler of the monster world?
Book 3: Monster Message
Mörköviesti, Tammi, March 2020, 250 pp.
Hellman kids face new troubles. Mom and Dad want to move into a bigger home on the other side of the city. Mimi’s talking bathrobe feels strangely shrunk, and drops hints of leaving. Monstrologist Runar Kalli is starting to act his age without his rejuvenating root potion – and he’s 122. Something must be done. When Mimi finds crumpled leaves with strange markings in her room, they look like messages from underground, but who’s delivering them and why? And why does the Gatekeeper of the underground world appear in their bathroom?
PS! Only 2 days left to apply to FILI translation grants from Finnish and Finland Swedish!
The unique translation grant system in Finland gives you an opportunity to finance your translation costs up to 70%. If you are translating picture books – you can also apply to a printing grant of up to 1000€, read more here: https://fili.fi/en/grants/
The Spring application period started on 1st of April and will be closed on 1st of May.
Please note that only translations from Finnish or Finnish-Swedish to foreign languages will be supported.
We will advise you to find the best possible translators, and in some cases, you can also translate from English. Find more information about translators here: https://kaantopiiri.fi/en/search-translators/
MONSTER NANNY SERIES:
FINLAND, Tammi (orig. publisher)
AUSTRALIA, Allen & Unwin
BRAZIL, DarkSide Books
CHINA, Beijing Children’s Publishing House
CZECH REPUBLIC, Portál
FRANCE, Editions Robert Laffont
GERMANY, Carl Hanser Verlag
HUNGARY, Tessloff Babilon
ITALY, Salani/Mauri Spagnol
LITHUANIA: Nieko Rimto
NEW ZEALAND, Allen & Unwin
NORWAY, Gyldendal Norsk
OCEANIA, Allen & Unwin
PORTUGAL, Asa Editiones/Leya
SLOVENIA, Mladinska knjiga
SPAIN (Spanish), La Galera
SPAIN (Catalan), La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
TURKEY, SEV Redhouse Kidz
UKRAINE: School Publishing House
VIETNAM, Nha Nam
UNITED STATES: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
FILM RIGHTS, Scott Free Productions