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Newsletter #May, 2013


Grand Agency presents spring children and YA titles


Sara B. Elfgren, Mats Strandberg, Kim W. Andersson, Karl Johnsson och Lina Neidestam
Tales From Engelsfors ( Rabén & Sjögren)

The album which is an absolute must for all Engelsfors fans! In Tales From Engelsfors the stories from The Engelsfors Trilogy have developed in graphic form as the author Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg have teamed up with three of Sweden's best illustrators Kim W. Andersson, Karl Johnson and Lina Neidestam. For the first time, the readers actually get to see their heroes with their supernatural powers. Secrets from the past are revealed and clues are given as to what is to come. We get to see old stories from new perspectives, and unknown stories are revealed. Read more ...


Inger Frimansson –Comfort from Pinto (Bonnier Carlsen)

The fourth book in The WENA Club Series, where we meet the friends in the stable and in their everyday life at school. One of the favorite horses in the stable, Misja, is sick with a bad back pain. The vet doesn’t think she can ever get well again. Misja is treated for her pain and she gets better and better. Until one early morning when the worst possible happens. But luckily, Frossan and her friends find comfort in the new horse, Pinto. With this series, Inger Frimansson quenches the reading thirst for many, many elementary readers. Read more ...


Anna Jansson –The Pirate Island (Rabén & Sjögren)

As tricky as always, is Anna Janssons ninth book about eleven year old Emil Wern and his mysteries. Emil's class is going to Gotska Sandön, the sandy island off the Gotland shore. They will go swimming on the white beaches, barbeque hot dogs and have a sleep over! But it won’t turn out quite as beautiful as Emil imagined. On the boat ride going there, it blows up to quite a storm and all the children get sea sick. And once they arrive, they have to drag their luggage to the other side of the island before they can go swimming. And as if that wasn’t enough, what cannot happen happens: the power goes out and all the food disappears. All of a sudden, the class’ trip of their dreams has turned into a nightmare. They are lucky Emil is used to solving mysteries! Read more ...


Recent international releases

The Czech Republic , Fortuna Libri: Sara B. Elfgren & Mats Strandberg – Fire

Denmark, Gyldendal: Sara B. Elfgren & Mats Strandberg – Fire

Japan, Iwanami: Jenny Jägerfeld – Me on the Floor, Bleeding

Slovakien, Fortuna Libri: Sara B. Elfgren & Mats Strandberg – Fire


Words from the agent


Youth culture is growing fast and the boundaries between young and adult consumption in the form of books, movies and music seems to increasingly get blurred out. As sensational as it was in the late 90's when adult Englishmen were seen sneaking with the Harry Potter books on the London underground, as natural is it today that adults watch The Hunger Games and young people listen devotedly to David Bowie's new songs on Spotify. It's great when borders explode and it is wonderful how narration constantly reach new triumphs. An intriguing story, a magical tale, a dramatic novel - it simply never becomes out of fashion. Like the three beautiful stories in this newsletter, for both young and older readers.


/Lotta Jämtsved Millberg and Grand Agency


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