- Original Title
- Hitta Tjina
- Natur & Kultur, 2020
- Fiction 9-12
- Rights Sold
- Film, Hitta Tjina!, Moni Nilsson, Natur & Kultur
During the last year they’ve been inseparable. Saga, Tjina and Svante that is. But now there’s only Saga and Svante left, because Tjina has gone missing, And when she went missing, she took all the excitement and fun with her. It doesn’t matter how much Saga and Svante look and ask, no one seems to have a clue about where Tjina has gone, not even their teacher. But when Saga and Svante also notice Hot dog- Oskar is gone – the guy working at the hot dog stand who was friends with Tjina – they realize something bad must have happened. Maybe Tjina has been kidnapped? They decide to find Tjina, no matter the cost.
But things get stranger. Why is Tjina known under different names? Who is Hot dog-Oskar really? Who sends the threatening texts, and what role does the creepy motorcycle gang The Wolves play in all of this? The closer Saga and Svante get to the answer of the mystery, the more dangerous it gets. Will they find Tjina before it’s too late?
Best-selling author Moni Nilsson has created a funny and exciting detective story for 9-12 years olds!
Moni Nilsson is one of Sweden’s most acclaimed authors of children’s books and young adult fiction. During her literary career, spanning over almost 30 years, she has written within many genres and for different ages. Her big breakthrough came with the books about Tzatziki, translated to over 20 languages and adapted for the screen.
- Press voices
- "Ever since her breakthrough with the first book about 'Tsatsiki,' Moni Nilsson has had a soft spot for middle-grade readers.... Her latest title, 'Find Tjina!', holds most of what makes Nilsson a phenomenal author across genre; here you'll find suspense, the strong bonds of friendship, and snappy dialogue—all of it held together with the warm and well-timed humor that has become her signature.
"The wonderful thing is that at the same time as the story contains such nasty things, it never gets too scary, since the humor stands by the whole time like a constant warmth. Nilsson doesn't minimize the problematic, but makes it readable and rich and comprehensible for a reader in middle school. It's a hard tightrope to walk, but it is carried in large part by the fine depiction of the parents and grandfather. They're always in the background, comforting and reliable." – Göteborgs-Posten