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Sven Nordqvist

  • 5 stars across 22 books
    Sven Nordqvist is a leading Swedish children's illustrator and writer. Nordqvist was born in Helsingborg and grew up in Halmstad, Sweden. He originally wanted to be an illustrator but was rejected by several art schools. Instead, he studied architecture in Lund and worked as a lecturer in architecture in the university. Meanwhile, he looked for work as an illustrator of advertisements, posters, and picture books. In 1983, he won first prize in a children's book competition and since then has worked exclusively as an author and illustrator of children's books, which have won awards in Sweden and Germany. The Findus and Pettson stories draw on his own playful adventures with his two young sons. Nordqvist's unique illustrations are inspired by his delight in everyday life.
    1st September 2010

    Die Verjaardagkoek

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    8th August 2011

    Findus at Christmas

    It is the day before Christmas Eve and there is lots to do, but disaster strikes when Pettson sprains his ankle. How c... More

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    1st September 2015

    The Fox Chase

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    1st September 2011

    The Tomtes' Christmas Porridge

    Every Christmas Eve, the Master puts out rice pudding for the tomtes to say thank you for their help around the house th... More

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    29th September 2011

    Where is My Sister?

    In this magnificent picture book, printed in a special, extra-large format, Sven Nordqvist invites you on a balloon jour... More

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    4th September 2008

    When Findus Was Little and Disappeared

    Farmer Pettson sat doing the crossword, with Findus the cat on his knee. "Tell me about when I disappeared," said Find... More

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    7th August 2012

    Findus Moves Out

    Every day at four o'clock in the morning, Findus likes to jump up and down on his bed. He wakes Pettson, who tells him... More

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    1st September 2010

    Die Jakkalsjag

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    6th April 2010

    Findus Goes Camping

    Findus and Pettson live in a red farmhouse, with a henhouse, workshop and toolshed set among forests, fields and meado... More

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