The award-winning classic fairytale about greed now sold to 9 countries!
We are beyond excited to announce that THE GRUMBLEBELLY CAT by Magdalena Hai, illustrated by Teemu Juhani has now been sold to Italian publishing house Terre di Mezzo! The deal was closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency
ITALIAN PRAISE: The Grumblebelly Cat is a classic story, a contemporary message accompanied by magical illustrations that will speak to everyone.
– Eleonora Armaroli, Terre di Mezzo, Italy
Previously, this wonderful allegory has been acquired by Epix Förlag in Sweden, Dressler/Oetinger Verlag in Germany, Antolog in North Macedonia, Tiritamm in Estonia, Widnokrag in Poland, Dogan Egmont in Turkey, and Vild Maskine in Denmark.Rights are still available in the US and UK, Russia, Hungary, Norway, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Romania, and more!
GRUMBLEBELLY CAT won the Finnish Literature Export Prize in 2018 and was nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in 2018 as well. Additionally, the book was nominated for the Arvid Lydecken Prize 2017 and Runeberg Junior Prize 2018.
Download the full illustrated English pdf here!
by Magdalena Hai, illustrated by Teemu Juhani
In a barren land, when a little girl meets a gigantic cat that threatens to devour her, she makes it a smart offer. The girl leads the cat across the lands, looking for something to satiate its hunger before it eats her, but they encounter draught, destruction and people who have nothing to eat except their dreams. When the cat gobbles up the girl, she finds something in its belly, something that has made it so hungry…
PRAISE for GRUMBLEBELLY CAT:
A thought-provoking fairytale about greed and its consequences. The structure of the book, blended with contemporary and classical fairy tales elements, makes it valuable for readers of all ages.
– Keriman Güldiken and Elif Bilgin, editors, Dogan Egmont, Turkey
This wise, and incredible story will be published in Poland! Being fans of Finnish literature, we are very excited to share this amazing book GRUMBLEBELLY CAT with the Polish children.
– Katarzyna Węgierek., Widnokrag publishing house, Poland
A wise and fearless fairytale novel about a cat with an appetite bigger than itself. At the same time it is a story about a girl smaller in size than her soul.
– Aamulehti newspaper
Karisto, 2017, 46pp
FINLAND: Karisto (orig.)
DENMARK: Vild Maskine
GERMANY: Dressler/Oetinger Verlag
ITALY: Terre di Mezzo
NORTH MACEDONIA: Antolog
SWEDEN: Epix Bokförlag
TURKEY: Dogan Egmont