Lotta Geffenblad

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Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Foreign Rights Director | Children's Books

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Foreign Rights Director | Children's Books

Category: Children

Lotta Geffenblad

Born 1962 in Lund, in the south of Sweden. 1982 she moved to Stockholm to study at Beckmans, a school of art and design. Since 1985 she has primarily worked with animation, and she has produced a great deal of animated films during the years, often in cooperation with other illustrators. Her co-operation with Uzi Geffenbladthat has resulted in the multi awarded animation Apricots, Among the thorns, and Aston’s stones , that was released in the movie theatres in December 2007. Lotta is also lecturing at drawing schools on the special ”cut out” technique. She has also designed the characters for an animated Tv-series for older children, called Creepschool, and also made props and masks for different dance – and theatre performances.

”I have always loved picture books. During the years as a parent of small children I read lots of picture books to my own children. But children grow and suddenly they didn’t like the same books as they had a couple of years ago, so the daily contact with picture books stopped, sadly enough. But sometimes I sneaked in at the younger children’s department at the library to sit there and read for a while. And sometimes I was secretly reading picture books in the bookstores, but it wasn’t quite the same without a listener. So I started to play, probably driven by some sort of an abstinence, with my own ideas. It is so much fun to tell stories! Everything can happen in a picture book. You can use colour and form, drama, moods and play with words in a free and playful way. I think it’s great to be the one to open the door to the amazing world of picture books. Both as a reader for children as well as a creator of books.”

Aston’s stones won Bonnier Carlsen’s picture book contest in 2004, for its beautiful poetic and magic text and illustrations, in competition with over 1200 other manuscripts. Lotta says that she was inspired by old Japanese wood cuts when she made the illustrations.

Books by Lotta Geffenblad

Tora and Titch on Planting Day

Lotta Geffenblad

Tora and Titch are two wonderful friends who are completely different. Tora is really big and Titch is teeny tiny.In this first book in the series, we follow Tora and Titch on their gardening mission as they prepare for the first day of planting. As…

Swedish title: Tora och Tytte planterar

Series: Tora and Tytte

Category: Children

Pub date: 06-04-2022

Format: 195 x 240 mm, 32 pages, colour

I Am the Troll

Jenny Bergman

On her way to nursery a little girl is suddenly transformed into a big troll. And just like that, the former child scares away her parents, gobbles up her nursery friends and goes to live in the forest. There she can do whatever she wants, like runni…

Swedish title: Det är jag som är trollet

Category: Children

Pub date: 27-05-2021

Format: 215 x 280 mm, 40 pages. colour

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

Spot and Splodge Learn to Print

Lotta Geffenblad

Can Spot and Splodge actually read? You have to ask yourself! They often hold books and other reading material upside down. But as they sit there peeling potatoes, they get a magnifying glass to look at a mark on one of the potatoes, and suddenly the…

Swedish title: Prick och Fläck trycker till

Category: Children

Pub date: 10-08-2009

Format: 32 pages, 210 x 210 mm, colour