Katarina Genar

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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

Katarina Genar

Katarina Genar has lived in Germany, France and now lives in Sweden with her family. When she is not writing, she works as a speech therapist with children’s language development.

In 2010 Katarina Genar’s first novel for children was published, A Secret Friend. And since then she has published several critically acclaimed books that are loved by the young readers.

When writing Katarina Genar is often inspired by what she experiences, sees or hears: a melancholy piano tune, a few swings on a deserted playground or a hand painted china cup with blue flowers that suddenly put her imagination in motion. She enjoys stories with several layers, and is fascinated by that which is enigmatic and somewhat mysterious.

Books by Katarina Genar

The Ghost Trophy

Katarina Genar

The Ghost Trophy is a longer standalone chapter book in Katarina Genar’s scary “The Mysterious School” series. It’s both fun and just scary enough for new readers with magical black and white illustrations by Alexander Jansson.My name is Greta and I…

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Spökpokalen

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 29-06-2020

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 64 sidor, b&w illustrations

Magical December

Katarina Genar

A shimmering Christmas story to read, one chapter a day, until Christmas eve! Nothing is as it should, with Julia’s best friend having moved away and her parents being constantly busy with work.She isn’t even sure that there will be a Christmas at al…

Swedish title: Magisk december

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-10-2019

Format: 170x240 mm, 128 pages, color

Ghost Disco

Katarina Genar

Greta loves her mystical school, where there is always something exciting going on. Tonight is Halloween, night of the dead, and there will be a disco at the school. But what can be heard from the attic? Is someone having a party there? Come along to…

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Spökdiscot

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-10-2019

Format: 148x210 mm, 64 pages, color

Charlie, Charlie, are you there?

Katarina Genar

Join us at the school where you can hear hissing sounds, light footsteps behind you and laughter that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. It’s the ghosts. They are hiding everywhere. The school caretaker is outside re-painting the old s…

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Charlie, Charlie, är du där?

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-10-2018

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 96 pages, B&W illustrations

The Ghost in the Mist

Katarina Genar

Greta finds a small and dirty coin in the playground. Whose is it and where does it come from? And whose shadow can she see moving around in the mist? Was it just a figment of her imagination? How does it all fit together? This is the second stand-al…

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Spöket i dimman

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-07-2018

Format: 148 x 210 mm,

The Ghost in the Library

Katarina Genar

 The Ghost in the Library is a stand-alone title with longer text, in the exciting and scary “Mysterious School” series.  Greta loves her school. Mysterious things happen here, things not always visible to the naked eye… Today their librarian, Amir,…

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Spöket i biblioteket

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-06-2017

Format: 148x210 mm, 96 pages

The Ghost Girl

Katarina Genar

Past and present weave together in the old summer house by the sea, where Anna has just moved with her parents. Katarina Genar delivers an evocative and exciting summer adventure for 9-12 years. “Have you seen her yet? The Ghost Girl? The girl who wa…

Swedish title: Spökflickan

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-05-2017

Format: 148x210 mm, 96 pages

The Piano in the Attic

Katarina Genar

Come and visit the school where creepy things happen! Sometimes you can hear hissing breathing sounds in the corridor, light footsteps behind you or something cold on your neck. It is the ghosts! Easy to read and just scary enough. Greta loves her my…

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Pianot på vinden

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-09-2016

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, color

Hidden Letters and Silver Secrets

Katarina Genar

An autumn school holiday turns into an exciting adventure when Erik and Alva find long-hidden, long-forgotten letters in an old summer house and are soon hot on the trail of a secret. It is the grey month of November and the prospect of a dull autumn…

Swedish title: Silvervinges hemlighet

Category: Children

Pub date: 07-03-2016

Format: 148 x210 mm, 112 pages

The Ghost Dog

Katarina Genar

When Greta sees that there is a bite-mark on the writing paper and hears a growling and a scratching sound, she realises that it can only mean one thing: the ghost dog has awoken! A third adventure is launched.

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Spökhunden

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-09-2015

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, color

The Ouija board

Katarina Genar

In this second book in the series The Mysterious School, Sally wants to try out The Ouija Board game in the cellar but Greta and Malte are doubtful. Contacting the spirits in the cellar, that’s an absolute no-no! You never know what might happen.

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Anden i glaset

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-10-2014

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, color

Red Trails

Katarina Genar

The sun shines in a clear blue sky but chilly shivers run up and down the spine when Samuel experiences a series of unnatural events in the isolated house far from the outside world where mobile phones have no coverage. Praised by reviewers, awardwin…

Swedish title: Röda spår

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-09-2014

Format: 144 pages,148 x 210 mm

Madam Black

Katarina Genar

Come out! Come out Madam Black! Join us at the school where doors creak, there are spider webs hanging in the windows and hissing breathing is heard in the corridors. Easy to read, rather scary and with just the right amount of nastiness for early re…

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Svarta madam

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-07-2014

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, color

The Guest House Mystery

Katarina Genar

One early summer morning Saga is woken up by her sister Bea. Bea has had enough of their parents constantly arguing with her, and so she intends to leave home, and go into town. Saga promises not to tell on her. The summer holiday starts and nothing…

Swedish title: Pensionat Vidablicks gåta

Category: Children

Pub date: 29-04-2013

Format: 96 pages

The Magical Coat

Katarina Genar

On her 11th brithday Livia gets a beautiful red coat, it looks all new and you can hardly tell it is second hand. As soon as Livia puts it on she can tell that there is something special about the coat. She wears it to school to show her best friend…

Swedish title: Den magiska kappan

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-09-2012

Format: 148 x 210, 112 pages

A Secret Friend

Katarina Genar

Swedish title: En hemlig vän

Category: Children

Pub date: 23-03-2010