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Findus and Pettson Series

A Year with Findus Edition 2 Updated & Expanded

Seasonal Crafts and Nature Activities

January 2024
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    9th January
  • ISBN 9781912480890
  • Language English
  • Pages 104 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.7"

Join Pettson and Findus and be inspired by the exciting activities and experiments they get up to throughout the year. Beautifully brought to life by Sven's ingenious illustrations, this book suggests crafts and activities using what nature has to offer—make bird food and grow seeds; create pretty necklaces and fun toys; build a mini composter; measure the wind and rain; make a beautiful ice lantern.

Learn how you can help animals and plants by collecting, fixing, crafting, building, exploring, and baking. By creatively using things from around the house and garden, anyone can discover how much of what surrounds us every day can be reused and recycled to have more fun outdoors. The activities in this book are fun, climate-friendly, and affordable!

A Year with Fidus is an updated and extended second edition of the popular Findus, Food and Fun. Brimming with Sven Nordqvist’s ingenious illustrations, this is a craft and activity book that will get young people up and active.

Quirky and original, the illustrations are absolutely delightful, an endless flow of invention....  I can’t recommend them highly enough.

— Philip Pullman, author of the bestselling trilogy His Dark Materials

“If you are a Findus and Pettson fan you will love this book and will find lots to do throughout the year.”

— Saffia Farr, Juno Magazine, issue 38

“A calendar of craftiness from my long term Swedish sweethearts, Findus and Pettson.”

— Playing by the book

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.

Eva-Lena Larsson

Eva-Lena Larsson and Kennert Danielsson are based at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Sweden, where they work with horticultural therapy and environmental education.

Kennert Danielsson

Kennert Danielsson and Eva-Lena Larsson are based at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Sweden, where they work with horticultural therapy and environmental education.