Pettson and Findus

Pettson and Findus is a series of children’s books written and illustrated by Swedish author Sven Nordqvist. The books feature an old farmer (Pettson) and his cat (Findus) who live in a small ramshackle farmhouse in the countryside. The first of the Pettson och Findus book to be published was Pannkakstårtan in 1984 (first published in English in 1985 as Pancake Pie). The books have worldwide book sales of over 6 million and have been translated into 44 languages.  

Facts:

  • 7 movies made so far
  • Translated into 55 languages
  • + 3 million books sold in Sweden
  • + 13 million books sold worldwide
  • Multi-awarded author e.g Astrid Lindgren- prize
  • Meet Pettson & Findus at Gröna Lund and Julita Gård
  • The story Tomtemaskinen was the basis for a TV Christmas calendar in 1993

Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • BMF-Barnboksplaketten for Rävjakten

    1986

  • Landsbygdens författarstipendium

    1988

  • Elsa Beskow-plaketten

    1989

  • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis

    1992

  • BMF-Barnboksplaketten

    1995

  • Bokjuryn category 0–6 years

    2001

  • Bologna New Media Prize

    2002

  • Bokjuryn category 0–6 years

    2003

  • Astrid Lindgren-priset

    2003

  • Augustpriset for Var är min syster?

    2007

  • BMF-Barnboksplaketten for Var är min syster?

    2007

  • Schullströmska priset

    2008

  • Expressens Heffaklump

    2014