The Pinchers and the Silver Cup

The Pinchers and the Silver Cup

Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson

Original Title
Familjen Knyckertz och silverpokalen
Natur & Kultur, 2023
Fiction 6-9
Rights Sold
Chinese (simplified)
Film Rights
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The Pinchers and the Silver Cup

Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson

The seventh book about the popular thieving family!

Ture loves school, everything is so easy for him. There is only one problem at school: Teddy, the son of Grizzly Gustavsson, the horror of the school. He calls Ture a beanpole and a tattletale – and a thief. But Ture tries not to pay attention to Teddy. Instead, both he and Ellen are curious about the teacher’s room. What do the teachers hide in there that makes it necessary for them to lock the door? It is a silver cup, the prize of the Swamp Race, an annual race over rough terrain. The situation comes to a head when Teddy and Ture decide to both take part.

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.

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.

The series has been translated to German, Dutch, Danish, Estonian, Czech, Latvian, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian and Polish. The TV series about the family, “A (dis)Honest Christmas with the Pinchers “, was broadcast in December 2021 on SVT, Sweden’s public service television. A feature film is in the making.

The books have sold over 300,000 copies in Sweden!

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

“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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Winner of the Crimetime Award 2022

The Jury’s praise:

“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!”