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When Findus Was Little and Disappeared

Author and Illustrator Sven Nordqvist

28 pp.  
8 1/4" x 11 5/8"
Illustrations: Color

Hawthorn Press




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

“You haven’t disappeared,” said Pettson. “You’re sitting right here.”

“Yes, but—when I was little.“

“Oh then ... But you’ve heard the story so often before.”

“But tell it to me anyway!”

So here is the story of when Findus was little and disappeared. Findus and Pettson live in a red farmhouse, with a henhouse, workshop, and toolshed set among the forests, fields, and meadows of rural Sweden. Every picture tells a story, with a fascinating, magical world of tiny creatures.

(Ages 4–8 years)

  • “It’s not often that we come across books with such immediate and lasting appeal as Sven Nordqvist’s ‘Findus’ series. The stories are ingenious, the characters are quirky and original, and the illustrations are absolutely delightful.... I can’t recommend them highly enough. Hurrah for Findus!” —Philip Pullman, author, His Dark Materials trilogy

    “The stories are charming and amusing and the illustrations are busy with lots of animals and detail for children to look and discover. Children love these books, so do parents and grandparents as they can read them safe in the knowledge that they’re harmless and gentle but are also fun, well-written stories which are great for girls and boys.” —Chris Elrick, The Onion Magazine

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