Monster Message

Monster Nanny Series, book 3

Will be published in Spring/Summer 2020

Hellman kids face new troubles. Mom and Dad want to move into a bigger home on the other side of the city. Mimi’s talking bathrobe feels strangely shrunk, and drops hints of leaving. Monstrologist Runar Kalli is starting to act his age without his rejuvenating root potion – and he’s 122. Something must be done. When Mimi finds crumpled leaves with strange markings in her room, they look like messages from underground, but who’s delivering them and why? And why does the Gatekeeper of the underground world appear in their bathroom?


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Portál
GERMANY: Carl Hanser Verlag
RUSSIA: Rosman
UKRAINE: School Publishing House

 

The Monster Tournament

Where the Wild Things Are meets Ugly Duckling and Pokémon!

 

Eren has decided to accept princess Rola’s challenge and take part in the Monster Tournament. He finds an egg and hopes that it will hatch into a mighty monster. But when Eren’s monster is finally revealed, it looks more like a baby penguin. Can Eren train it to be his tournament monster, and could it ever beat princess Rola’s Storm Snail? Pasi Pitkänen’s incredible adventure story is brought to life by his vivid illustations. In the spirit of Pokémon and Where the Wild Things Are it is also a story of an ugly duckling and bravery.


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
WORLD ARABIC: Ink Publishing
RUSSIA: D&A

The Island of Lost Animals

Mathias takes his little sister Jenny to the circus for her birthday. Jenny adores lions; she has dressed up in a lion costume for the occasion and is invited in to the circus ring to pet a lion cub. Suddenly, a monstrous creature bursts through the roof of the circus tent, seizing the lion cub and Jenny!

Mathias and the lion cub’s dad set off on a rescue mission, far across the sea to a mysterious jungle island that is home to weird and wonderful creatures. But can Jenny and the lion cub be there too? And why are the island’s inhabitants so peculiar?

A captivating, vibrant adventure story with illustrations for young readers and fans of The Jungle Book, Tarzan and Where the Wild Things Are.

See trailer for the book here! (in Finnish)


Rights sold:
FINLAND (Original publisher), WSOY
CHINA, Hunan Juvenile and Children’s Publishing House
LITHUANIA: Aukso pieva

Monster Route

Monster Nanny series, Book II
With black-and-white illustrations by Pasi Pitkänen

Mimi 6 years, has snuck into the monsters’ underground world after her monster friend Grah. She travels in their tunnels, led by the odd Gate Keeper. Back at home, Koby and Halley put their heads together and manage to get in touch with Mimi. But who is the mysterious and frightening ruler of the monster world?


Rights sold:

Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
BRAZIL, DarkSide Books
CZECH REPUBLIC, Portál
ESTONIA: Tiritamm
FRANCE, Editions Robert Laffont
GERMANY, Carl Hanser Verlag
HUNGARY, Tessloff Babilon
NETHERLANDS, Luitingh-Sijthoff
NORWAY, Gyldendal Norsk
POLAND, Vesper
RUSSIA, Rosman
SLOVENIA, Mladinska knjiga
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
UKRAINE: School Publishing House

Monster Nanny

Monster Nanny series, Book I
With monochrome illustrations by Pasi Pitkänen

Mary Poppins meets Where the Wild Things Are in this prize-winning series.

The Hellman children must make do with a nanny while their mother is away at a spa. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster.

Grah is hairy, dusty, and doesn’t talk. When the siblings discover that other neighborhood kids have been left with similar creatures, they start to wonder where the monsters came from. With the parents away, the kids work together (between bickering) to figure out the mystery of the monsters.

Tolonen seamlessly intertwines contemporary life with a world full of strange creatures. Monster Nanny is at once a refreshing change of pace and a return to timeless adventure.


MONSTER NANNY SERIES:

Rights sold:

FINLAND, Tammi (orig. publisher)

AUSTRALIA, Allen & Unwin
BOSNIA, Šahinpašić
BRAZIL, DarkSide Books
CHINA, Beijing Children’s Publishing House
CZECH REPUBLIC, Portál
DENMARK, Turbine
ESTONIA, Tiritamm
FRANCE, Editions Robert Laffont
GERMANY, Carl Hanser Verlag
HUNGARY, Tessloff Babilon
ITALY, Salani/Mauri Spagnol
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA: Nieko Rimto
NETHERLANDS, Luitingh-Sijthoff
NEW ZEALAND, Allen & Unwin
NORWAY, Gyldendal Norsk
OCEANIA, Allen & Unwin
POLAND, Vesper
PORTUGAL, Asa Editiones/Leya
ROMANIA, Editura Univers
RUSSIA, Rosman
SLOVENIA, Mladinska knjiga
SPAIN (Spanish), La Galera
SPAIN (Catalan), La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
TURKEY, SEV Redhouse Kidz
UKRAINE: School Publishing House
VIETNAM, Nha Nam
UNITED STATES: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
FILM RIGHTS, Scott Free Productions