The Little Shop of Nightmares 3: Sticky the Horrible Snowman

Same awesome monsters. New blizzardy trouble!

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 stopping their every effort to stop the snowing inside.

Book 3 of The Little Shop of Nightmares series


Rights sold:

FINLAND: WSOY (orig)
ESTONIA: Postimees
ROMANIA: Editura Univers
RUSSIA: Teenbook Publishing
SWEDEN: Hegas

Miss Swift’s Weird and Wonderful House

Illustrated by Teemu Juhani

Twelve monkeys, a matador ghost and tigers in the garden – Miss Swift’s house has everything imaginable, except people. But why does she have three bedrooms ready for children?

Miss Swift lives happily alone in an extraordinary house. And she is not completely alone, she has twelve monkeys, some garden
tigers and one ghost to keep her company. But when a little boy appears on her doorstep, before Miss Swift even notices it Pekka and his two cousins are rummaging through her house, looking for their missing beast. And if there’s anything Miss Swift despises in this world it is children.

But why does the house have so many bedrooms? And why are the children feeling so home at Miss Swifts house? Is there
something she could have forgotten?

 

Miss Swift’s Weird and Wonderful House is a new fantasy story for middle-grade readers full of funny details and fast-paced events. Teemu Juhani’s illustrations bring the house and its eccentric characters to life.


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada

The Little Shop of Nightmares 2: The Mystery of the Missing Teeth

Book 2: The Little Shop of Nightmares: 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 vampire Lucas, and find him new teeth from Mr. Krook’s shop. But while they look for the teeth it turns out that other things have gone missing too…


Rights sold:

FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Euromedia
DENMARK: Vild Maskine
ESTONIA: Postimees Publishing
GERMANY: Egmont Schneiderbuch
HUNGARY: Cerkabella
NETHERLANDS: De Vier Windstreken
NORWAY: Fontini
RUSSIA: Teenbooks Publishing / Kompas Guide
ROMANIA: Editura Univers
SWEDEN: Hegas
TURKEY: Epsilon

The Third Sister

Ciel and Lune are best friends and daughters of the two great witches of Royaume. Ciel, the daughter of the White Witch, is preparing for her rite of passage, the witch song ritual, which will show her true soul and future as a witch. When Ciel steps in front of the mirror of songs, a terrifying truth is revealed: she is a sanschant, a songless witch. The last sanschant there was, almost destroyed their whole world.

The girls must escape Royaume. They end up on the Earth, where they find refuge in a school, run by a creature called Principal and attended by otherworldly students. Especially one of them, Niemann, rocks Lune’s boat. Who is Niemann, why can’t Lune resist him? In Royaume, the White Witch is doing everything she can to relocate her daughter. The fate of their world is again at stake.

The Third Sister is a fantastic, manga-inspired adventure and the first installment in a new series called The Royaume Chronicles.

The Little Shop of Nightmares 1: Terrible Tickling Powder

When Nina, 9 years, 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 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.

The Little Shop of Nightmares starts a new early readers’ series about a strange little shop and its employees… who are even stranger. You might need some untickling powder to stop laughing at this book!


Rights sold:
FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Euromedia
DENMARK: Vild Maskine
ESTONIA: Postimees Publishing
GERMANY: Egmont Schneiderbuch
HUNGARY: Cerkabella
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji
NETHERLANDS: De Vier Windstreken
NORWAY: Fontini
RUSSIA: Teenbooks Publishing / Kompas Guide
ROMANIA: Editura Univers
SWEDEN: Hegas
TURKEY: Epsilon

The Grumblebelly Cat

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…

The Grumblebelly Cat is a classical fairytale about a contemporary subject. The detailed, monochrome illustrations by Teemu Juhani add another layer in the story.


Rights sold:
FINLAND, Karisto (Orig. publisher)
GERMANY, Dressler/Oetinger

The Smelly Hand: and Other Dreadful Stories from Uhriniituntakainen

Zombies, ghosts and bogeymen don’t exist. Are you sure?  In a small village like Uhriniituntakainen, you can never be sure of that . . .

The school chemistry teacher’s hand starts to smell worse day by day.

Irina and Hope catch the train to visit their granny one day and a thin woman with insect-like spectacles gets on the train.

A doll won in the lucky dip at the funfair turns out to be rather unusual.

A collection of creepy stories, The Smelly Hand promises to scare as well as entertain, while tackling weightier issues that trouble youngsters, such as bullying, divorcing parents, and loneliness.

The Beggar Princess

The 11-year-old rag collector Gigi was born a princess. After her father lost his crown in a violent uprising, the royal family of Umbrovia has been forced to live in hiding in a busy harbor town. But then one day Gigi and her best friend Henry learn that someone knows their secret, their home is attacked and her mother is taken away. Together with her loving but unpractical father, and the grumpy but kind werewolf Mussovits, they must do their best to save their family.

The Beggar Princess is the first installment in the trilogy Gigi & Henry, which follows the main characters lives from pre-teens to adulthood. The story is set in an alternative history of the 1860s and it mixes fast-paced, julesvernesque adventure story with inventive alternate history.