Sven Nordqvist (b. 1946) is a leading Swedish children's illustrator and writer. The Findus and Pettson stories draw on his playful adventures with his two young sons. His unique illustrations are inspired by the delights of everyday life.
"The delightful, chaotic, jumbled illustrations of Pettson's house
and Findus' explorations convey eccentric original charm and
personality, friendship, security, and warmth."- Midwest Book
"' Findus Disappears!' has the time-out-of-time feel of a folk tale and a sweet, rustic appeal...Nordqvist s detailed, expressive illustrations have enormous charm."- New York Times Book Review"
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 of The Golden Compass"