Mabel Merryweather and the King of Thieves

The wild gang is back! Nick, Lilly, Supergranny Mabel and her speaking rooster face a new enemy: an art hustler. Second book of a new middle grade mystery series!

The town of Dalton is celebrating a local children’s poet’s 140th anniversary, and everyone is dressed up as a character from a poem. But amongst the happy people there’s also a gentleman thief who has terrorized art museums all spring. Through many mistakes and misunderstandings Nick and Lilly help the police to catch a thief – and to teach a lesson to a grumpy literary critic.

Black-and-white illustrations by Teemu Juhani


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
GERMANY: Mixtvision Verlag
HUNGARY: Pagony

Mabel Merryweather and the Miniature Pirates

Nick and Lilly’s visit to their rule-loving, child-hating uncle turns into an adventure as the children get to know their exiting, eccentric neighbor: Mabel Merryweather. Mabel and her friends are preparing for a flower arrangement competition, when the town is hit by a jeweler thief. Nick, Lilly and Mabel have their own problems as Mabel’s decorative miniature pirates have come to live and are rummaging through the backyards. And what happened to the main judge of the competition – a pop singer Monika who disappeared in the same day?  Something must be done to bring peace and order back to the town of Dalton.

Black-and-white illustrations by Teemu Juhani


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
DENMARK: ABC Forlag
GERMANY: Mixtvision Verlag
HUNGARY: Pagony

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

Julia & P.A.L.

Toy Story meets The Avengers! The first part of the new exciting middle-grade series where plush animals have super powers.

Illustrations by Nadja Sarell

More than anything else, Julia, 10 years, wishes that somebody would like her. She can explain the structure of the universe, but has no idea how to talk to her classmates. What she doesn’t know is that she already has her very own best friend – her toy bunny Buck, who in reality is a top secret agent of the Plush Animal League (P.A.L.).

The P.A.L. headquarters is located in outer space where the agents follow children through their monitor, ready to act immediately when their child needs help. And Julia does! Buck turns Julia’s bed into a magic flying spacecraft and takes her on a ride through space and time. Buck wants to show Julia that the same things that make her feel out of place among her classmates now, are her unique character strengths that will make her happy and loved in the future. But the P.A.L. has an enemy; the Soldiers of Vombat, an army of forgotten toys. They plot to overtake Plush Animal League and control children’s actions and wishes. Julia finds out that she is the only one who can stop the evil plan!

 

Hilja and the Operation Christmas Magic

Book 4: Hilja and the operation Christmas magic

 

Christmas is coming to the Green house! There’s only a month to find out:

a) whether elves really exist, b) where did the gifts disappeared from the hallway, and c) whether things you can’t see can still be true.

Hilja’s sister Veini claims that Christmas is just a publicity trick, but Hilja decides to prove that Christmas is real and magical. A secret operation begins, and it involves making an elf trap, lots of secret notes and spying on neighbors. Even Santa is not having it easy – he has to take part to Hilja’s lie detection test.

Many, many miscommunications are ahead before the family of the Green house can finally calm down for Christmas.

Adventure calls, Hilja

Book 3 of Hilja series

The long-awaited fall break is here. Hilja and the neighbourhood grannies all squeeze into a tiny car and take a trip to the big city. The city is full of things to do, but are the grannies taking care of Hilja – or the other way around?


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Mäkelä (orig.)
GERMANY: WooW Books

Hello, Hilja here

Book 2 of Hilja series

Hilja is starting the first grade. Things are going well: she has practiced reading with the cows at the farm, and new friends are nice. But Hilja’s big mouth gets her into troubles every now and then.

 


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Mäkelä (orig.)
GERMANY: WooW Books

Hilja’s Summer in The Green House

Book 1 of the Hilja series

 

An exciting and fun book series for primary school readers. Also allowed for adults!

 

“I got the name Hilja (engl. quiet) because Mom and Dad thought I would be as calm as my big sister. But I can tell you that moms and dads don’t always know everything…”

Hilja is a seven-year-old girl who lives in a wooden house that always needs some fixing. Her family consists of her mother, father, little sister Taimi and big sister Veini. Grandpa is also closely involved in the life of the Green House. He helps Dad with the renovation, takes the kids to fish, and tells jokes.  Hilja has only seen her grandma in an old photograph. However, there are three ladies in the neighborhood who are making sure that Hilja doesn’t have just one grandma but three!

The late summer is full of hustle and bustle. Weather they are celebrating something, catching fish or making Midsummer magic it is never boring! When cousin Martti comes to visit, Agent H and Agent M begin a spy mission to Aunt Strawberry’s house. The excursion ends up in the aunt’s vegetable garden, where secret agents are assigned the task K – weeding.

The idyllic countryside scenery provides room for imagination. These stories are not full of action and crime., but life in the Green house is never too smooth, and the story is spiced with just the right touch of anarchist humor.


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Mäkelä (orig.)
ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
GERMANY: WooW Books

Agnes and the Garden of Dreams

First book of the series

11-years-old Agnes has to move to a small countryside town with her mother. Her parents are divorced, and Agnes doesn’t know anyone
from her new hometown. She is not having the best summer of her life.

But then something weird happens. Agnes finds an old tombstone that has her name and birthday engraved on it – only the birth year is different. Whose grave is it?

Agnes befriends a boy called ”Bun”, who is also lonely. Together they start to solve the mystery of the tombstone. They find out more and more about a family who lived in the town years and years ago. When they go visit the family’s abandoned mansion, Agnes realizes something. She has been there before – in her dreams.

What is happening? It feels like someone who lived a long time ago is trying to tell something to Agnes. Is it possible that these two Agneses from different times have some connection?

Coming up: Book #2 to be published in 2021. More information coming soon.


Rights sold:

FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Portál
DENMARK: ABC Forlag
GERMANY: Carlsen
ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
RUSSIA: Rosman

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 Lost City

Book 2: The Lost City

Hugo and Lydia are looking for a boy they met on a beach. Suddenly they get pulled into the ocean by beautiful mist horses. They find themselves in Marepolis, an ancient lost city under the water.

The Witch Mirror

Book 1: The Witch Mirror

Hugo and Lydia find a strange map between the pages of a book called ”Witch Mirror”. They follow the map to the Secret Library, where old and rare books are stored and cherished. From the library they find a way to a magical land where witches are preparing for a celebration. But when Lydia gets trapped inside an evil mirror, Hugo has to do everything he can to save her.

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

Madeleine and Michelin’s Cooking Club

Twins Madeleine and Michelin love cooking! Together with their friend Slice and their baby sister Bebé, they start making a pizza for their football team’s bake sale. When their mysterious neighbor Rosemary pops by with her magical pepper mill, everything goes haywire – can they fix everything before the bake sale?

Madeleine and Michelin’s Cooking Club is the first installment in a new series for beginning readers. It’s full of humor and cooking tips, with colorful illustrations that compliment the story excellently.

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 Sparkle

Young Capricia of Wild Castle decides to harness her magical powers, one way or another!

Miss Labina, the greatest sorceress of all time, has left her precious notebook, The Sparkle, to Wild Castle’s old mistress, Crickback, in her will. This is the book Capricia wants to get her hands on!

Warnings go unheeded when Capricia sees an opportunity to become a sorceress herself. At the same time, the mysterious Acabus Hide arrives in town. But why on Earth would a sophisticated gentleman want to settle in the most run-down shack on Nefarious Square? The mystery leads Capricia and her friends Gordon and Myrick to the deepest, darkest secrets of the town, where they will find out whose magic is the strongest in a sticky situation…

“Sigrid Labina was of the opinion, that magic is to be used for good things. But on the other hand, it has been used for bad things too. A teacher can teach, but in the end everyone shall make their own decisions.”

The Sparkle is a follow-up to Wild Castle, written by Katja Krekelä and illustrated by Riikka Jäntti, which was awarded the Tampere City Literary Award 2015, and nominated for the LukuVarkaus award.

Little Brother’s Marvellous Expedition

The Countess and her Little Brother are about to embark on a big expedition into the rainforest in their back garden on a quest to track down the mythical Bogeyeribbon anaconda, a terribly dangerous giant snake. Equipped with harpoons and binoculars, the intrepid duo are ready for the jungle, where they encounter bloodthirsty swamp leopards, croaking frogs, goat traps and all sorts of other incredible things. The siblings are helped on their way by Little Brother’s matchbox-sized monkey, and a granny who lives in a house on stilts.

A skilfully-told humorous adventure story about siblinghood and adventures in one’s own back garden.

Zaida and the Fellow Combatant

After the vivid summer by the seaside, Zaida finds school even more disagreeable than before. The teacher seems to pick on her, her small circle of friends is shattered by pre-teenage angst, and Zaida becomes worried for the health of aging Ludwig. When her parents reveal their plan to take Zaida for a root-trip to India, she becomes anxious. In her escape from the difficult everyday, Zaida gets introduced to a group of youngsters who spend their time playing video games in a secret basement. Petteri, the gang’s attractive leader, wants to take a step deeper into the virtual world. He guides them into the sewer networks and server rooms beneath the city. The excitement of navigating the labyrinths and dodging guards turn into a nightmare, when Petteri’s hacker agenda of paralyzing the city gets out of hand. The ghastly characters from his simulations emerge and threaten to drag Zaida with them. In the vertigous climax Zaida gets morphed into her own virtual character. Where was the border between the concrete and the lore, or between the good and the bad?

About the series

The three novels combine psychological and magical realism with ghost stories to tell the story of Zaida, a girl adopted from a faraway country. She worries about her different looks and elderly parents, and as the only child feels lonely and disconnected. But allies and enemies in school are not all: in each of the books, Zaida gets swept into an adventure that blurs the boundaries of reality and fantasy. Balancing on the precarious threshold between childhood and adolescence, Zaida thus hovers between the worlds of everyday and imagination.

The stories follow each other in chronological order, but each book can be read independently, too.

The trilogy is richly illustrated by the author with atmospheric black-and-white drawings.

Zaida and the Summer Lightning

The second story is about the short but intense northern summer. Zaida spends it for the first time in countryside: her uncle, who tragically passed away in the first novel, has left Zaida’s father his home in a village by the sea. The small community is sustained by a steel factory, which looms over it like a benevolent giant. The family tries to clean and fix the old house as well as adapt to the circumstances very different from their city life. Sofia, a retired neighbour, has lost her sight but has a strange ability to see into people’s minds. Zaida becomes close with Sofia and her granddaughter Tuija, already in the tumult of puberty. Their summer becomes filled with moments of joy as well as tricky conflicts. When the village is hit by the abrupt closing of the steel factory, the ghosts from the past seem to return. Zaida is drawn into time-warping episode, and joins forces with Sofia to fight for the existence of the factory – and of the whole village.

About the series

The three novels combine psychological and magical realism with ghost stories to tell the story of Zaida, a girl adopted from a faraway country. She worries about her different looks and elderly parents, and as the only child feels lonely and disconnected. But allies and enemies in school are not all: in each of the books, Zaida gets swept into an adventure that blurs the boundaries of reality and fantasy. Balancing on the precarious threshold between childhood and adolescence, Zaida thus hovers between the worlds of everyday and imagination.

The stories follow each other in chronological order, but each book can be read independently, too.

The trilogy is richly illustrated by the author with atmospheric black-and-white drawings.

Zaida and the Snow Angel

 

The first novel spans one winter of Zaida’s life. The evil twins Janika and Stiina harrass her at school and outside of it. Zaida finds an unexpected ally in Otto, a boy from the parallel class. However, what really transforms her life is Ainu, a mysterious girl whom Zaida meets in a night-time park. Zaida’s old wise dog Ludwig leads her behind its locked gates in the night of the Christmas Day as the first snow is falling. Hiding this from her parents, Zaida begins to visit the park, which transforms to a vast forest with frozen lakes, meadows and hills. A deep friendship and mutual understanding develops between the girls. But why can’t Ainu come home to Zaida? Has anyone else ever even seen her? Finally, Zaida discovers a family secret, which turns the night-time adventures into a ghost story. When the snow melts, Zaida makes a desperate attempt together with Otto to unravel Ainu’s mystery. The book is a moving story about friendship, love, and trust.

 

About the series

The three novels combine psychological and magical realism with ghost stories to tell the story of Zaida, a girl adopted from a faraway country. She worries about her different looks and elderly parents, and as the only child feels lonely and disconnected. But allies and enemies in school are not all: in each of the books, Zaida gets swept into an adventure that blurs the boundaries of reality and fantasy. Balancing on the precarious threshold between childhood and adolescence, Zaida thus hovers between the worlds of everyday and imagination.

The stories follow each other in chronological order, but each book can be read independently, too.

The trilogy is richly illustrated by the author with atmospheric black-and-white drawings.

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.

Cat Taxi

One day in August a boy is searching for adventures in the neighbor’s garden. The window is slightly ajar and the boy listens how Granny is talking to her cats. All of a sudden one of the cats junps onto the window sill. The Cat lifts his paw against the window and meows a little. In the same moment Granny yells: – What did you say, Domino? Who is there?


Rights sold:
POLAND, W.A.B.

Gattonautti and Other Everyday Tales

Everyday life is full of magic. All you have to do to see it is look closely enough.

Heather is caring for a grave, the final resting place for little Anna from long ago. Heather ponders what Anna’s life was like. Meanwhile, Raoul and Rod are trying to figure out where they can get the money they need for this one really important thing. Thom comes across a strange bottlecollector. And Jack meets a mysterious water-cat, who talks big about building a spaceboat. Who on earth danced on the kitchen table last night with muddy shoes? And what does it feel like to be a stone?

Sari Peltoniemi’s everyday tales are composed of the joys and sorrows of the young, their finest moments and their gray days, too. They are about you, me, and Tuva from next door. Liisa Kallio’s sensitive illustrations are a fine complement to the tales’ wonderful ambiance.

 

Dog and Her Girl

Sari Peltoniemi mixes fairytale and reality creating a hilarious story where the usual situations are turned upside-down and inside-out.

Kerppu is a small black dog. She has lovely parents and a nice home but she is not exactly happy. She wants her own pet! All her friends have pets so why should she be any different. Kerppu whinges for so long that her parents give in: they give Kerppu a girl as a pet. Whopee! But now Kerppu needs to learn how to look after it…

Sometimes the combined living arrangements in the households with dogs and humans can be complicated. This goes for Kerppu, too: she gets into a lot of trouble and even in danger with her girl. But even then it is absolutely clear that they belong together. And in the end it doesn’t even matter who owns who.


Rights sold:
JAPAN, Bunke Shuppan
GERMANY, Carl Hanser
POLAND, W.A.B.

Wild Castle

Capricia, a vagabond, knows that there is something different about her – something that is constantly getting her into trouble. She can’t fully understand what, for example, causes a piano to play on its own when she is around. When she encounters a menacing castle hovering over the town of Muddleton, her curiosity is sparked: who are its mysterious inhabitants, and why are they trying to block out everyone from the outside? When Capricia and her new friends uncover the secret of Wild Castle, her life turns upside-down.

Wattenborg

The Key Keeper Trilogy, Book III

No one has ever drowned in the Reed Lake, but now villagers are falling through its ice. Underneath the surface, a world of its own reveals itself. But what has the clam of Wattenborg to tell to Oliver?

Subterra

The Key Keeper Trilogy, Book II

The people of Little Reed must help the citizens of the underground world Subterra! The world of the tiny, gentle gnomies has fallen under the tyrannical rule of someone called Obergoblin.

Heavensky

The Key Keeper Trilogy, Book I

Miranda, Vera, and Oliver end up in an adventure that changes their lives and the way they see people of their home village – there’s more than what meets the eye in the town of Little Reed.

One August day a strange flock appears in the sky. Among the regular northern birds colorful parrots and budgies carry a basket in which a petite blue-clad lady called Opri travels with her dogs Fnannel and Flamp and her skycat Natalia. She has arrived from a place called Heavenzky to Little Reed in search of her son.

It turns out Little Reed is a gateway between three worlds, and in the village lives a key keeper, who can cross these borders. Miranda and her friends start to investigate.

Who is the key keeper? And who has kidnapped Opri’s son? Why are the children of the village falling ill, and why is their school’s headmaster getting increasingly bad-tempered? What secrets lie in the tower of the school house?

Sisterland

A middle-grade fantasy story with echoes of Frozen and The Snow Queen 

That winter it starts snowing and it never seems to end. Eleven-year-old Alice falls through the snow and lands in the summery world of Sisterland – in a much awaited adventure!

In the heart of Sisterland lies a wonderful garden full of all kinds of peculiar creatures: wind fairies, dream weavers and asking flowers. And in one tree, on a swing, is Marissa. All Alice has ever wanted is a best friend and now her dream has come true! But the girls have not ended up in Sisterland by coincidence. They must find the queen who rules  Sisterland to end the endless snowfall in their own world. However, Alice faces the hardest task when Marissa seems to have forgotten about their friendship.

Sisterland is a story about soul sisters. It’s also a story about the Garden of Secrets, the Sea of Eyes, wolvenflies, about breaking mirrors and freezing splinters.


Rights sold:

FINLAND, Tammi (Original publisher)
ARAB WORLD, Arab Scientific Publishers
BELGIUM, Clavis
CHINA, Hunan Juvenile and Children’s Publishing House
ESTONIA, Pegasus
FRANCE, Hachette Livre
JAPAN, Nishimura
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
NETHERLANDS, Clavis
UNITED STATES, Random House

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

 

The Land of Mobius

Pi is eight years old, and she’s had a rotten summer vacation so far. Her best friend Sanna is moving away, and her special hideout in the woods has been smashed. Even her big sisters, who are verging on adolescence, have changed so much she hardly recognizes them anymore. But then Pi finds a strange object that looks like a bracelet among the trash cans, and an even stranger creature: Schrödinger’s Cat, who according to its own words both exists and does not exist at the same time…

Schrödinger’s Cat leads Pi into a thrilling parallel world, the existence of which is threatened by a mystical danger. As it turns out, Pi is the one who can save this world! But how can Pi, a little girl, meet such a challenge? Especially as it becomes evident that she might be just a figment of someone else’s imagination too? For a guide, Pi has Topo, a creature that was born wise and is getting dumber by the moment as it grows older. Pi encounters Hills That Walk and the noinutes, greedy little creatures that hold the will of the pack above all else.

The Land of Mobius is a wild, exciting, complex tale that will whisk children away on an adventure that will test their intelligence and imagination – and at the same time explore concepts like friendship, aging, tolerance, and how in all worlds everything affects everything else. Greed, laziness, and selfishness may not triumph after all, when confronted by Pi, a clever child who struggles to overcome her own limitations and has read her best loved books closely.

Johanna Sinisalo has done it again: surprised everyone. Who knew a trip to another reality could be quite this charming or fun?


Rights sold:
Denmark, Turbine