Gösta Knutsson

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Literary Agent | Children's & YA

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Literary Agent | Children's & YA

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Literary Agent | Children's & YA

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Literary Agent | Children's & YA

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Literary Agent | Children's & YA

Category: Children

Gösta Knutsson

Gösta Knutsson (1908-1973)
Gösta Knutsson read a lot as a child, for example Alice in Wonderland, and he made magazines for the family. Later her studied in Uppsala and was planning to become a teacher or a librarian. Through his studies he came to work work with a radio program. Since he wanted to make a show for children, Gösta Knutsson began to read the stories about the cat Pelle No-tail.

Just in time for Christmas 1939 the first book about Pelle was published, and it then became a series of twelve books in total. There has also been made picture-books, comics, film, theatre, music and television programs.

The stories about Pelle are simple in it’s structure and they follow a certain pattern. The wicked cat Måns and his posse Bill and Bull try to come up with situations where Pelle will feel ashamed of his lack of a tail. Of course, they never succeed.


The books about Pelle have been translated to many languages, for example Polish, Finnish, Danish, German, Dutch, Norwegian and Portugese. Gösta Knutsson has written other books too, but is most famous for his Pelle No-tail.


In time for the 75th anniversary in 2014, Pelle No-Tail was re-launched, now with new illustrations and modernized stories.

Books by Gösta Knutsson

More Tales About Pelle No-Tail

Gösta Knutsson, Åsa Rönn, Michael Rönn

Welcome to Uppsala’s world of cats. Three of Gösta Knutsson’s classic tales of friendship have been revised and illustrated for children of today. In Pelle No-Tail and the Dog Max, Pelle makes acquaintance with a new resident of Uppsala – a dog, to t…

Swedish title: Fler berättelser om Pelle Svanslös

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 20-09-2017

Format: 195x260mm, 96 pages, colour

Pelle No-Tail’s School: The Activity book of Dangers

Gösta Knutsson, Ingrid Flygare, Charlotta Berglin

 Want to learn more about fire, water and other dangers, while painting, crafting and solving challenges? Welcome to Pelle’s school!  There are lots of dangers facing Pelle and his friends in the town, and you must help: paint lifebuoys, help Maja as…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös skola. Kattastrofklur

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-05-2017

Format: 210x297 mm, 24 pages, color

Pelle No-Tail’s School: The Activity book of Trafic

Gösta Knutsson, Ingrid Flygare, Charlotta Berglin

 An activity book in which Pelle and his friends teach children about traffic. Help Pelle find his way in his town and challenge your friends in Pelle’s traffic games. As a bonus, you will learn everything about riding a bike and how to handle traffi…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös skola: Trafikpyssel

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-05-2017

Format: 210x297 mm, 24 pages, color

Pelle No-Tail’s School: The Book of Dangers and First Help

Gösta Knutsson, Maria Frensborg

Fasten your helmet, put on the life jacket – and do not forget 112! Hazards such as fire, water and traffic are both frightening and fascinating for big and small.  In five short stories, Pelle learns everything about how to save lives as well as how…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös skola. Kattastrofboken

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 25-04-2017

Format: 215x280 mm, 40 pages, color

Pelle No-Tail: Look and Find

Gösta Knutsson, Ingrid Flygare

Can you see two herrings that look exactly the same? How many rats are hiding at Gullan’s? Where has that naughty kitten Frallan disappeared to this time? Play and learn together with Pelle No-tail! Together with the nicest cat in the world we explor…

Swedish title: Titta och hitta med Pelle Svanslös

Category: Children

Pub date: 20-06-2016

Format: Boardbook with cut-outs, 220 x265 mm, 14 pages, color

What’s the Time Pelle No-Tail?

Gösta Knutsson, Ingrid Flygare

Look Pelle No-Tail has got his own watch. He goes out for a walk and all his friends want to know the same thing: What time is it? Help Pelle to turn the hands on the colorful watch in the book. The watch shows when it is time to get up, open the sho…

Swedish title: Vad är klockan, Pelle Svanslös?

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-06-2016

Format: Boardbook with cut-outs, 220 x265 mm, 14 pages, color

Welcome home Pelle No-Tail

Gösta Knutsson, Åsa Rönn, Michael Rönn

Swedish title: Välkommen Pelle Svanslös

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 27-01-2016

Format: 195x260 mm 32 pages, color

Pelle No-Tail Celebrates Christmas

Gösta Knutsson, Åsa Rönn, Michael Rönn

Candles are lit, presents are wrapped and Christmas biscuits are baked in every home. Christmas will soon be here. Pelle and his friends are busy with preparations. It is the first Christmas for Frallan the kitten and Pelle has promised to show him h…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös firar jul

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 05-10-2015

Format: 195 x 200 mm, 40 pages, color

Pelle No-Tail Follows a Trail

Gösta Knutsson, Ingrid Flygare

Pelle No-Tail’s ball of wool has disappeared, where can it be? Everyone wants to help and follow the trail through the alleys – even Måns. Is the ball at home with Maja? Or is it in Gullan’s workshop? Or has someone borrowed it? The four clever kitte…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös följer ett spår

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 14-09-2015

Format: Cardboard books with flaps, 210 x 210, 12 pages color

Pelle No-Tail Builds and Fixes

Gösta Knutsson, Ingrid Flygare

Pelle No-Tail and Maja find a pile of planks, rope and sticks on the street. What can they make with that? They decide to build something fun! Everyone can help. Trisse has some barrels and a barrow and Gullan has tools. Even Måns helps. But what are…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös bygger och fixar

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 14-09-2015

Format: Cardboard books with flaps, 210 x 210, 12 pages, color

The Number Adventure

Gösta Knutsson, Camilla Nyman

Do you want to learn more about numbers, sums and counting? Welcome to Pelle No-Tail’s school! An activity book where Pelle and his friends, with the help of fun puzzles, teach children how to count. A treasure map shows the way through their city an…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös skola. Sifferäventyret

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-07-2015

Format: 210 x 297 mm, 24 pages, color

Pelle No-Tail Starts School

Gösta Knutsson, Michael Rönn, Åsa Rönn

When Måns starts up a cat school all cats quickly become interested, even though the school fees are three whole herrings and the classroom is a dingy cellar. Måns’ cousin Konrad is to be the teacher as he is strict and good at keeping order in the c…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös börjar skolan

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-07-2015

Format: 195x260 mm, 32 pages, color

Pelle No-Tail Plays Hide and Seek

Gösta Knutsson, Jens Peter De Pedro

In this book about hide and seek Pelle looks for the other cats. First he finds Maja then Bill and Bull who have hidden behind a ear that drives away, then it’s Gullan and Trisse. But Måns is nowhere to be found, at least not until Bill and Bull reve…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös leker kurragömma

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 27-08-2014

Format: l 2 pages, 210 x 210 mm, color

Pelle No-Tail’s Birthday

Gösta Knutsson, Jens Peter De Pedro

In Pelle No-Tail’s Birthday Peter invites all the cats to a party. The doors open up to show which cats are invited. On the last page you can peep into Pelle’s cellar where the party is being held. All the cats are there, Pelle, Maja, Trisse, Gullan,…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös fyller år

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 27-08-2014

Format: l 2 pages, 210 x 210 mm, color

The Tales of Pelle No-Tail

Gösta Knutsson, Åsa Rönn, Michael Rönn

The book has five new stories about Pelle N o-Tail and all the other cats in Uppsala. Their paws are weil established in Gösta Knutsson’s classic Pelle world but are easily modernised to suit the children of today. Knutsson’s humour lives on, althoug…

Swedish title: Berättelser om Pelle Svanslös

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 27-08-2014

Format: 160 pages, 195 x 260 mm, color

Pelle No-Tail – Dare to be nice

Gösta Knutsson, Åsa Rönn, Michael Rönn

It is Maja Gräddnos birthday and there is going to be a party. What she wants most of all is a herring cake from Biffens Delicatessen, a cake with lots of cream. And that’s exactly what Pelle No-Tail is going to get for her, but once again Måns, Bill…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös. Våga vara snäll

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 27-08-2014

Format: 40 pages, 195 x 260 mm, color

Pelle No Tail in School

Gösta Knutsson

Pelle is Uppsala’s wisest and nicest cat, despite being one without a tail. Follow Pelle on his adventure around the town and the rest of the world together with mean Måns, Bill and Bull, Gullan from Arkadien, Rickard from Rickomberga and the rest of…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös i skolan

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 11-05-2009

Pelle No-Tail Saves Christmas

Gösta Knutsson

Christmas has arrived and Pelle has got five kronor to buy some Christmas gifts for. But when he is about to pay for the necklace that he is buying for Maja he realises that the money is gone. Who is trying to play a mean trick on Pelle?

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös räddar julen

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-10-2002

Pelle No-Tail Alway Pulls Through

Gösta Knutsson

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös klarar sig alltid

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-02-2002

Pelle No-Tail on New Adventures

Gösta Knutsson

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös på nya äventyr

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-11-1999

Pelle No-Tail and the Christmas Gifts Thieves

Gösta Knutsson

Christmas has arrived and Pelle has got five kronor to buy some Christmas gifts for. But when he is about to pay for the necklace that he is buying for Maja he realises that the money is gone. Who is trying to play a mean trick on Pelle?

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös och julklappstjuvarna

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-10-1999

The No-Tail Triplets

Gösta Knutsson

Pelle is Uppsala’s wisest and nicest cat, despite being one without a tail. Follow Pelle on his adventure around the town and the rest of the world together with mean Måns, Bill and Bull, Gullan from Arkadien, Rickard from Rickomberga and the rest of…

Swedish title: Trillingarna Svanslös

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 09-02-1998

The Great Pelle No-Tail!

Gösta Knutsson

Pelle is Uppsala’s wisest and nicest cat, despite being one without a tail. Follow Pelle on his adventure around the town and the rest of the world together with mean Måns, Bill and Bull, Gullan from Arkadien, Rickard from Rickomberga and the rest of…

Swedish title: Alla tiders Pelle Svanslös!

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 09-02-1998

Pelle No-Tail and Maja Gräddnos

Gösta Knutsson

Pelle is Uppsala’s wisest and nicest cat, despite being one without a tail. Follow Pelle on his adventure around the town and the rest of the world together with mean Måns, Bill and Bull, Gullan from Arkadien, Rickard from Rickomberga and the rest of…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös och Maja Gräddnos

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 09-02-1998

Go Pelle No-Tail!

Gösta Knutsson

Pelle is Uppsala’s wisest and nicest cat, despite being one without a tail. Follow Pelle on his adventure around the town and the rest of the world together with mean Måns, Bill and Bull, Gullan from Arkadien, Rickard from Rickomberga and the rest of…

Swedish title: Heja Pelle Svanslös

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 17-10-1997

How Will Things Turn Out for Pelle No-Tail?

Gösta Knutsson

Pelle is Uppsala’s wisest and nicest cat, despite being one without a tail. Follow Pelle on his adventure around the town and the rest of the world together with mean Måns, Bill and Bull, Gullan from Arkadien, Rickard from Rickomberga and the rest of…

Swedish title: Hur ska det gå för Pelle Svanslös?

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 17-10-1997

Pelle No-Tail and the Dog Max

Gösta Knutsson

Pelle is Uppsala’s wisest and nicest cat, despite being one without a tail. Follow Pelle on his adventure around the town and the rest of the world together with mean Måns, Bill and Bull, Gullan from Arkadien, Rickard from Rickomberga and the rest of…

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös och taxen Max

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 17-10-1997

Pelle No-Tail in America

Gösta Knutsson

A sequel to ‘Peter-No-Tail’, this adventure follows Peter’s travels to Manhattan where he finds that everything is massive – including the rats. He meets up again with Mons, Bill and Bull and gets into a whole new series of exciting adventures.

Swedish title: Pelle Svanslös i Amerika

Series: Pelle No-Tail

Category: Children

Pub date: 09-09-1996