Christina Alvner

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Christina Alvner

CHRISTINA ALVNER was born in 1954. She has illustrated all the Nelly Rapp books. She has many projects going on both in Sweden and abroad.

Books by Christina Alvner

Nelly Rapp’s Handbook for Monster Agents

Martin Widmark

This is a manual for all inquisitive monster agents who want to learn more about the dangers lurking out there. In Nelly Rapp’s Handbook for Monster Agents you learn all about some of our most loved and feared monsters. How do you actually become a v…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapps fälthandbok för monsteragenter

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 19-10-2020

Format: 170 x 240 mm, 80 pages, colour

Nelly Rapp and the Spirit in a Bottle

Martin Widmark

In Nelly Rapp and the Spirit in a Bottle, Valle has finally started in the same class as Nelly. Their wonderful teacher, Birgitta, is about to retire and tells them that she plans to build a laboratory in the garage to try and invent an environmental…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och anden i flaskan

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 26-03-2020

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 96 pages, colour

Nelly Rapp and The Secret Library

Martin Widmark

This is the nineteenth adventure in the fun, slightly scary and easy-toread Nelly Rapp series. This time it is not only fun and easy to read – it is also the story of the Monster Academy’s foundation. When Count Hattenröök gives Nelly and Valle the t…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och det hemliga biblioteket

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 26-03-2019

Format: 148x210 mm, 112 pages, b/w illustrations

Nelly Rapp and the Nicor’s Secret

Martin Widmark

Are Nelly and Valle talented enough to be able to stand up to the director of the School of the Arts, who is threatening to close the school down if they don’t play well enough? Nelly and Valle are back at the Monster Academy to learn about monsters…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och Näckens hemlighet

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-01-2018

Format: 148x210 mm, 112 pages, b/w illustrations

Nelly Rapp and the School Ghosts

Martin Widmark

Nelly and Valle have become masters at handling monsters and other dangers looming, always strictly following their three principles: knowledge, cunning and calm. But is this the right approach if you want to teach three tired school ghosts to read a…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och gastarna i skolan

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 28-03-2017

Format: 148x210 mm, 112 pages

Nelly Rapp and the Goblins in the Basement

Martin Widmark

During their training to become monster agents Nelly and Valle have been told that gnomes and goblins only exist in people’s imaginations. In this adventure they have the opportunity to find out whether this is true. Nelly and Valle visit Valle’s gre…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och de små under jorden

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 07-03-2016

Format: 148 x210 mm, 112 pages, b/w illustrations

Night of the Witches

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp and her buddy Valle is off on a new scary adventure… Nelly and Valle are taking a course at the Monster Academy. Secure in their new-found knowledge about monsters they enter the home of a true witch master. Every Easter, he lures the an…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och häxornas natt

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-03-2015

Format: 148x210 mm, 96 pages, b/w illustrations

Captain Bluebeard

Martin Widmark

Nelly and Vall e are at sailing school. They have learnt how to hoist sails and cmise in the bay. It is said that you can see a ghost ship rise and sink every now and then from the deep sea. The old fis herman Enoch says that he has seen the ship wit…

Swedish title: Kapten Blåskägg

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-06-2014

Format: 96 pages, 148 x 210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Magician’s Book

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp has learnt how to deal with monsters and other dangers with help from Calm, Knowledge and Guile. But will “CK and G” be enough to help Nelly in removing a curse which entraps the entire town and will Valle, who is not yet a fully-fledged m…

Swedish title: Trollkarlens bok

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 07-01-2014

Format: 112 pages, 148 x 210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Vampire’s Ball

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp has learnt to deal with monsters and other dangers by being Calm, Clever and Cunning. But will the “the three C´s” now be enough?  The biggest event in several years is fast approaching for the monster agents – the vampires´ presiden…

Swedish title: Vampyrernas bal

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-04-2013

Format: 64 pg, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Secret of the Abominable Snowman

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp has taught herself to deal with monsters and other dangers by being calm, wise and cunning. But will that be enough in a closely-fought battle with one of the last abominable snowmen on earth?Monster sleuth Nelly is on winter half-term in…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och Snömannens hemlighet

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 19-09-2011

Format: 96 pages, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations

In the Hall of the Mountain King

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp has trained at the Monster Academy which has taught her that monsters and other dangerous things can be managed with the help of calm, wisdom and cunning. But will it help her this time too? Nelly and her dog, London, visit the Troll Fores…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp i Bergakungens sal

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 06-09-2010

Format: 96 pages, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Monster in the Lake

Martin Widmark

Nelly and her family are camping next to an unusually deep lake. It is said that a monster lives in the lake, but it’s probably just a great big pike, laughs Daddy as he plans to catch it. Nelly doesn’t know what to believe, but one thing she does kn…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och sjöodjuret i Bergsjön

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 11-05-2009

Format: 96 pages, b/w illustrations, 148x210 mm

The Witch Doctor

Martin Widmark

This is the seventh book about Nelly Rapp, the notorious monster agent who is such a favourite with children! A reviewer has described Nelly as: “a real role model without being too good; it’s hardly surprising that these books are so popular with ch…

Swedish title: Häxdoktorn - och den sista zombien

Series: Nelly Rapp - Monster Agent

Category: Children

Pub date: 29-09-2008

Format: 96 pages, b/w illustrations

The White Ladies of Lovlunda Castle

Martin Widmark

Nelly and her family are off for a really scary weekend, visiting a genuine haunted castle. At least, that’s what the newspaper advert promises. Lena-Sleva asks Nelly to try out a new invention that Uncle Hannibal has come up with. It’s a ghost detec…

Swedish title: De vita fruarna på Lovlunda slott

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 14-05-2007

Format: 96 pages, b/w illustrations

The Affair of the Ghost

Martin Widmark

Now it’s time for the fifth book about the fearless monster agent and her constant companion, London the basset hound. Nelly realises all is not well with shopkeeper Conny Cruth when her dog, usually so fond of his food, won’t even look at the dog fo…

Swedish title: Spökaffären

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 14-08-2006

Format: 80 pages, b/w illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The Wizards From Wittenberg

Martin Widmark

By the time the strange vacuum cleaner salesmen leave Nelly’s house, the calm preparations for Halloween have turned into hectic chaos. Who are those men? Monster agent Nelly Rapp sets off on her third mission – and this time she’s in big trouble. Th…

Swedish title: Trollkarlarna från Wittenberg

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-08-2005

Format: 80 pages, b/w illustrations.

The Werewolves

Martin Widmark

Monster agent Nelly Rapp has received instructions to go to level of preparedness W3 – W for werewolves and 3 for the highest level. The reason is the full moon is approaching, the time when some creatures turn from ordinary people into deadly, blood…

Swedish title: Varulvarna

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 10-09-2004

Format: 96 pages, bl/w illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The Frankensteiner

Martin Widmark

Swedish title: Frankensteinaren

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 25-09-2003

Format: 96 pages, 148 x 210 mm, b/w illustrations

Monster Academy

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp has to go to dinner at her Uncle Hannibal, along with her Mum and Dad. Hannibal is a strange uncle who hasn’t been in touch in a long time, but he now wants to get to know his relatives better. There is something mysterious about him, and…

Swedish title: Monsterakademin

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-04-2003