The Pinchers and the Curse of the Egyptian Cat

The Pinchers and the Curse of the Egyptian Cat

Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson

Original Title
Familjen Knyckertz och gipskattens förbannelse
Natur & Kultur, 2021
Fiction 6-9
Rights Sold
Chinese (simplified)
Film Rights
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The Pinchers and the Curse of the Egyptian Cat

Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson

The fifth book about the thieving family is here!

What happens if you, by accident, happen to break an egyptian cat statue made of plaster? Well, you draw a curse upon yourself.
This is what happens to CriminEllen and Ture Pinchers . Ture, who cannot even steal the smallest pin, slowly starts lying and stealing, and his sister is turning honourable! To restore the order they have to solve the mystery and break the curse, the same curse that over a hundred years before turned their ancestor, master burglar Palle Pinchers, so honorable that he became a cop!

This is the fourth book about the popular family of robbers. With drastic humour and colorful images, this is the perfect bridge between picture and chapter book, for age 6-9.

Anders Sparring is a screen writer and has written television scripts for many popular children’s shows. In addition to his writing (three books about Karla Wrestler), Anders also does stand-up comedy.

Per Gustavsson is an illustrator and author. He has illustrated a number of books, both his own and for others. His books about the Princess have sold 200 000 copies and are translated to several languages.

Do you want to know more about the Pinchers Family? Check out publisher Natur & Kultur’s official Pinchers webpage (in Swedish) where you can find music, videos, and more about this beloved family.

Press voices

“The fifth book about the Pinchers family is finally here! Anders Sparring produces suspense and humor yet again…this time the size, placement, and purpose of the illustrations are more varied, and the [authors’] dedication to awakening sympathy for the characters is evident…it’s obvious that the creative duo have found a cast that will sustain many adventures…. I hope they can steal some time to write the next…”  Martin Hellström, Dagens Nyheter

“You love the Pinchers family from the first page – especially the decent Ture, who always gets involved in crimes without meaning to. A very funny and exciting book – perfect for early readers, but also for reading aloud. With lots of colourful illustrations that add an extra dose of humour to the story.” NDR Mikado Redaktion

“A particularly enjoyable read-aloud or early reader book, illustrated in colour throughout.” Wetterauer Zeitung, Gießener Allgemeine, Alsfelder Allgemeine

“If you are looking for a goofy, good fun beginning chapter book reader series, pinch this book. Criminally good writing, illustrations, and design.” Jon Scieszka, US National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature

“Ingenious, well-written and with absolutely wonderful illustrations. We enjoy stories where we both giggle and nod thoughtfully . . . . Criminally good!” Crimetime Award for Children’s Detective of the Year 2022

“The books about Family Pinchers are a clever mix of adventure, silly occurrences, family conflicts, and regular everyday life – and among the best children’s literature we have right now.” Dagens Nyheter

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