BENJAMIN BATEMAN – SUPER EMBARRASSED SUPERHERO by Hannele Lampela and Pasi Pitkänen sold to Denmark!

We are thrilled to announce that the Danish rights for BENJAMIN BATEMAN – SUPER EMBARRASSED SUPERHERO by Hannele Lampela and Pasi Pitkänen have been sold to Denmark, and the lucky publisher is Bogoo! The deal was closed by Anna Kappauf at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

This 4-colour illustrated, funny and face-paced middle grade title is part of a 3-book series and on our Frankfurt Bookfair Hotlist. A movie is in development. Book 1 was on place 13 of the Finnish bestseller list for September!

Here is what readers said:

“Humour, excitement, great colours, short chapters, good message.”   Iahiomutsi Instagram

Download the reading materials for BENJAMIN BATEMAN – SUPER EMBARRASSED SUPERHERO here!

Benjamin Bateman – Super Embarrassed Superhero

Otava, August 2022
160 pp., four-colour illustrations.

Rights sold: FINLAND: Otava (orig.), DENMARK: Bogoo

About author

Hannele Lampela

Hannele Lampela's lovable works have been praised above all for their rich humor and ability to truly show the world from a child's perspective. She has the ability to enchant her readers, and that is why both children and adults love her stories. Lampela's works have been dramatized for example by the Finnish National Theater, Kuopio City Theater and YLE's radio plays. She has been awarded the prestigious Kaarina Helakisa Prize for her work and she has been nominated for Runeberg Junior award in 2019 and for Storytel Award, and Arvid Lydecken Award four times, most recently in 2023.

In addition to her fictional works, Lampela has written and created  a world of stories for the next national ABC book of Finnish schools. First graders across the country will learn to read through Hannele’s texts. Lampela lives in a small wooden house in the middle of apple trees with her family, and spends her days not only writing, but also pampering herself and others on a regular basis.

About author

Pasi Pitkänen

Pasi Pitkänen has become known for his richly detailed illustrative work on several children’s books such as the extremely popular Monster Nanny trilogy by Tuutikki Tolonen. He has also worked at Rovio Entertainment as an illustrator, character designer, and graphic designer. Pitkänen is the illustrator of the popular Kepler62 series and the author of two Children's titles Monster Tournament and The Island of Lost Animals.

Among Pitkänen’s hobbies are quantum physics, people-watching, B-movies, insects and baking.