The Pinchers and the Lady With the Feather Boa

The Pinchers and the Lady With the Feather Boa

Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson

Original Title
Familjen Knyckertz och damen med fjäderboan
Natur & Kultur, 2022
Fiction 6-9
Rights Sold
Chinese (simplified)
Film Rights
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The Pinchers and the Lady With the Feather Boa

Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson

The sixth book in the series about the popular thieving family!
When the Pinchers family is going to repaint their kitchen, Mom Fia mistakenly steals the wrong color, because her flashlight goes out just as she’s broken into the paint store. (Just try it yourself, choosing the right color in the dark!). Now the family needs a new painting to cover up the ketchup-colored kitchen, and a coup against the city’s art museum is soon in the making. Poor Ture gets a tummy ache just thinking about it, and decides to paint his own artwork, so that mom and dad don’t have to commit crimes all the time. What can go wrong? Well, just about everything!

With drastic humor and full-color illustrations, the books about the popular family of robbers are the perfect bridge between picture and chapter book, for age 6–9. The series has been translated to German, Dutch, Danish, Estonian, Czech, Latvian, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian and Polish, and also been adapted for the screen.

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.

Winner of the Crimetime Award 2022

“Ingenious, well written and with wonderful illustrations. We enjoy stories where we get to both giggle and nod thoughtfully. One can’t help but love the reluctant con artist who tries to do everything right despite his thieving family. No wonder the books are popular with both children and critics alike and have reached far beyond Sweden’s borders. Recently, we have also been able to follow Ture and his family in a popular Christmas calendar on TV. This is a universe that is constantly expanding, and where we like to be. Criminally good!”

Press voices

“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

“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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