We are thrilled to announce that the Japanese rights for THE LITTLE SHOP OF NIGHTMARES series by Magdalena Hai and Teemu Juhani have been acquired by Holp Shuppan in Japan in a 3-book deal! Founded in 1969, Holp Shuppan is known as one of the leading children’s pu blishers in Japan, publishing picture books, non-fiction, and middle grade novels.
This is the 27th territory for the LITTLE SHOP OF NIGHTMARES! The deal was closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency in association with Tuttle-Mori Agency.
The rights to the bestselling series are still available in UK, US, France, Israel…
The Little Shop of Nightmares
Magdalena Hai, illustrated by Teemu Juhani
Nina is a clever, 9-year-old girl who goes to work in the Little Shop of Nightmares – a small shop where accidents and mysteries keep happening!
The Little Shop of Nightmares is a series full of fascinating and fun characters that make young readers both wonder and laugh!
#1 The Terrible Tickling Powder
When Nina, a 9-year-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 any 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 The 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 the vampire, Lucas, 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
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 thwarting their every effort to stop it from snowing inside.
#4 The Crystal Skull
The Little Shop of Nightmares crew finds out that a pirate sailing competition is coming to town! Competing to be the fastest pirate ship are the Ghosts, the Zombies, the Sirens and the Better Pirates – all of whom want the Crystal Skull that has been given to Mr. Kook for safekeeping at the Little Shop of Nightmares.
When the Crystal Skull suddenly goes missing from the shop, little Nina and her friends start their investigation – and the suspects are a-plenty!
WSOY, 2018- 60 pp.
CATALAN: La Galera
CZECH REPUBLIC: Euromedia
DENMARK: VILD MASKINE
ESTONIA: Postimees Kirjastus
GERMANY: HarperCollins Schneiderbuch
HUNGARY: Cerkabella Konyvkiado
ITALY: Cart’ Armata Edizioni
JAPAN: Holp Publishing
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji
NETHERLANDS: De Vier Windstreken
PORTUGAL: PRH Portugal
ROMANIA: Univers Publishing House
RUSSIA: Kompass Guide
TAIWAN: Morning Star
WORLD SPANISH: La Galera
English PDFs for Books 1-3
English text for Book 4