STELLA by Ted Forsström and Åsa Lucander sold to Germany
STELLA is conquering the world, one bark at a time! We are happy to announce that the German rights for the lovely picture book by Finlandia Junior nominated author Ted Forsström and Aardman Animations director and illustrator Åsa Lucander have been sold to German publishing house Mixtvision! They are planning on making it their lead picture book title for fall 2024! The deal was closed by Anna Kappauf at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
Finnish media is also already raving about STELLA:
“Ted Forsström wrote a funny and inventive picture book STELLA. A great goodnight story where the eyelids of the young reader become increasingly heavy the more detailed spreads illustrator Åsa Lucander creates. (…). This book has the potential to become a bedtime favourite.”
– Lotta Green, Svenska YLE newspaper
“Children’s books about bedtime are a classic theme, but Ted Forsström and Åsa Lucander create something new by presenting STELLA from the dog’s perspective. (…) Ted Forsström and Åsa Lucander create a nice variation of the durable theme by letting the chaos-at-bedtime-story be about something different than the expected parent-child fight. In STELLA (2023), it is in fact the dog Stella who creates troubles at bedtime.”
– Maria Lassén-Seger, Hufvudstadsbladet newspaper (5 star review)
STELLA is a charming bedtime storybook – the key to a successful, quiet night! Rights are now sold to 5 languages – could yours be next?
We have a full English translation for you to read – be quick to add this gem to your list!
Download the materials for STELLA here!
Snälla Stella, sluta skälla!
Förlaget, March 2023, 44 pp.
FINLAND: Förlaget (orig. Finland-Swedish), Etana Editions (Finnish)
DENMARK: Gads Forlag