Nelson Tigerpaw


’They are still asleep, the residents of Deludenstad. But as in all cities, there are those who are awake when others are sleeping. Who are not quiet, even when others are. In every city, there are those you greet, and those you do not. This is the story about those you do not greet.’’

Nelson Mareng stands alone on the train station in Deludenstad, a city where most are in too much of a hurry to help a stranger. But not everyone. Suddenly, Nelson is involved in a world full of dangerous secrets, fake news and grand adventures.

Embark on a trip beyond Deludenstad’s tidy facades in Frölander-Ulf’s tender and humoristic book about friendship and daring to stand up for what feels right. Inspired by The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius and with a nod to Mio min Mio by Astrid Lindgren, this mysterious adventure will thrill readers of 9 years and up.



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Nelson Tigertass

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A warm and imaginative story about fear, friendship and prejudice. And about how the striving for order can go too far.
Västra Nyland newspaper
The novel is a praise to friendship and small-scale civic activism. It has the basic elements of a classic children’s book, but with a touch of modern spirit.