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Findus and Pettson Series

Findus Goes Fishing

May 2016
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    31st May 2016
  • ISBN 9781907359729
  • Language English
  • Pages 28 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"
  • Images Color

"I’m in a bad mood and I want to be left alone," says Pettson.

Findus the cat stares at him. He’s never seen the old farmer so grumpy. I must cheer him up, he thinks. Somehow. "Can’t we go fishing?" he says. "Then you’ll feel better."

But Pettson doesn’t want to go fishing. It’s cold and wet, and he must dig over the potato patch and chop wood.

But Findus knows how to make Pettson smile. Maybe he can get him to play instead of toiling in the soil. After all, Findus is a very unusual cat...

Findus goes Fishing is the ninth story published by Hawthorn Press about Findus the talking cat and his farmer. The series has sold more than six million books in 44 languages, and is beloved by children around the world.

(Ages 3–7 years)

"Findus goes Fishing is yet another wonderfully enjoyable, funny-yet-not-afraid-of-being-serious story really all about that most important of things: love and how we share it.” —Playing by the Book

"The stories are ingenious, the characters are quirky and original, and illustrations are absolutely delightful… I can’t recommend them highly enough!"’ —Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass)

“Get it for yourself! Never mind the little ones.” —Bookwitch on Findus Goes Fishing 

“Describing the latest antics from Pettson and Findus, this is a wonderfully illustrated book about a grumpy farmer who feels much better after heeding his cat’s advice and going out for some wild time.” —Saffia Farr, Juno Magazine, issue 44

Sven Nordqvist

Sven Nordqvist (b. April 30, 1946) is a Swedish writer and illustrator of children's books and is known best for his series Pettson and Findus, about old farmer Pettson and Findus, his talented cat. 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, so he studied architecture at Lund Institute of Technology and worked for a while there, lecturing on architecture. Meanwhile, he continued to look 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. During his career, Nordqvist has received awards in Sweden and Germany. His Pettson and Findus books are especially popular in Germany, where the characters are known as Pettersson and Findus. In Danish they are named Peddersen and Findus. In Finnish they are Pesonen and Viiru, and in a few English translations, Festus and Mercury. In 2007, Sven Nordqvist won the Augustpriset literary award in the children's books category, for his book Var är min syster? (Where is my sister?). In 1992, he won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Prize). He is married and has two adult sons.