Måns Gahrton

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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

Måns Gahrton

Måns Gahrton was born in 1961 in Lund. He took a degree in law and afterwards started to work in the book publishing business. Måns Gahrton read a lot as a child, played soccer and music and loved girls, shyly and from afar. Those strong though secret feelings etched themselves into his consciousness and together with the letters from Kamratposten’s readers and regular visits to schools, constitute the breeding grounds for ideas to the stories about Eva & Adam. The stories about Eva and Adam have sold more than 1.2 million copies in Sweden, 750,000 of which were books and comic strip albums – which have also been translated into seven languages – and almost 500,000 CD-books and video cassettes. Among Måns and Johan’s extensive production one can also note the 12 illustrated books about Ronny and Julia, and a series about football, Mållösa United and the newly started series Livet enligt Rosa. The book series about Eva & Adam, Ronny & Julia and Rosa have all been dramatised for TV.

Books by Måns Gahrton

The Mystery of Silver Spur House

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

A humorous series for all ages about the quirky Rantanen family who run a hotel in the countryside.The old stove in the hotel kitchen has broken down and Dad Roger and Mum Ritva can’t afford to buy a new one. As usual it’s a crisis but thanks to Isad…

Swedish title: Hotell Gyllene knorren: Huset Silverknorres gåta

Series: The Golden Pigtail Hotel

Category: Children

Pub date: 17-09-2021

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

To Be or Not To Be Friends

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

Will Eve and Adam get together, or are they destined to be just friends forever? Eve and Adam are drawn to each other like magnets, their whole bodies tingle when their eyes meet or their hands touch. But an unwanted rabbit and a disappointed best fr…

Swedish title: Att vara eller inte vara kompis

Series: Eve & Adam

Category: Children

Pub date: 27-07-2021

Format: 135 x 215 mm, 144 pages, b&w illustrations

Sonja and the Hat Split

Måns Gahrton

A beautiful and thought-provoking story about divorce and finding your place in a new family constellation. Sonja alternates living with Mummy one week and Daddy the next. Both places are nice but in different ways. When autumn comes Daddy brings out…

Swedish title: Sonja och skilsmössan

Category: Children

Pub date: 14-09-2020

Format: 195 x 260 mm, 32 pages, colour

Attack of the Space Monsters

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

A humorous series for all ages, about the quirky Rantanen family who run a hotel in the countryside. A cake pan is suddenly found empty and the piglet Pyret also seems to be missing. Something fishy is going on at the hotel! A bunch of UFO hunters so…

Swedish title: Rymdmonstren anfaller

Series: The Golden Pigtail Hotel

Category: Children

Pub date: 27-08-2020

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

The Prisoners in the Castle

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

Celebrities and chaos are the guests at Sweden’s craziest hotel! Humour experts Måns Gahrton and Johan Unenge are once again delivering a laugh-out-loud adventure in their popular series about The Golden Pigtail Hotel.Is the Ranaten family in for hap…

Swedish title: Fångarna på slottet

Series: The Golden Pigtail Hotel

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-10-2019

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 144 pages, b&w illustrations

The Missing Christmas Pig

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

A humorous series for all ages, about the quirky Rantanen family who run a hotel in the countryside. Join them for a laugh-out-loud adventure at Christmas time!Christmas is just around the corner and The Golden Pigtail Hotel is preparing for a ginorm…

Swedish title: Hotell Gyllene knorren. Den försvunna julgrisen

Series: The Golden Pigtail Hotel

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-10-2018

Format: 148 & 210 mm, 144 pages, b&w illustrations

Eve & Adam. Anti-Boy Pact

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

Adam and Eve have both kissed and hugged, without even being a couple! But the butterflies in their stomachs keep coming when they see each other…Adam, who had promised himself never to fall in love again, has a date! Eve and he will go to the movies…

Swedish title: Anti-killpakt

Series: Eve & Adam

Category: Children

Pub date: 06-08-2018

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 176 pages, b&w illustrations

The Mystery of the Monster Pig

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

A humorous series for all ages, about the quirky Rantanen family who run a hotel in the countryside. There’s really two thing missing: guests and money…It’s time for Halloween celebrations at the hotel, but mother Ritva thinks such things are mostly…

Swedish title: Monstergrisens gåta

Series: The Golden Pigtail Hotel

Category: Children

Pub date: 21-09-2017

Format: 148 & 210 mm, 128 pages, b&w illustrations

Eve & Adam. A Head Full of You

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

Adam is starting in a new class. Will he finally turn into the cool guy he has dreamed of being?But things don’t really go as Adam had imagined – soon he has caused trouble in the classroom, become best friends with the cheeky boy in class and kicked…

Swedish title: Huvudet fullt av dig

Series: Eve & Adam

Category: Children

Pub date: 22-09-2016

Format: 148 & 210 mm, 160 pages, b&w illustrations

Eve & Adam: A Girl to Ignore

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

Adam and Eve have kissed each other! For real! But Adam is still planning to stay away. No more girls, ever, he has promised himself that. Not after what happened last time, when he was in love with Molly. Molly, who is continuously trying to get in…

Swedish title: En tjej att klicka bort

Series: Eve & Adam

Category: Children

Pub date: 22-09-2016

Format: 148 & 210 mm, 144 pages, b&w illustrations

The Animals are Checking in

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

The Golden Pigtail Hotel is empty as usual and to earn a little extra money, mother Ritva is going to take extra shifts on the ferry to Finland for a couple of weeks. But how will the hotel manage without the head of the family around? Roger, Ingo an…

Swedish title: Djuren checkar in

Series: The Golden Pigtail Hotel

Category: Children

Pub date: 09-08-2016

Format: 148 & 210 mm, 144 pages, b&w illustrations

Watch Out for the Spies

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

A humorous series for all ages, about the quirky Rantanen family who run a hotel in the countryside.This time, the Rantanen family is wreaking havoc as they study other hotels manage to attract guests. But then Roger gets an idea …Nothing exciting…

Swedish title: Se upp för spionerna!

Series: The Golden Pigtail Hotel

Category: Children

Pub date: 10-08-2015

Format: 148 & 210 mm, 144 pages, b&w illustrations

An Imposter at the Hotel

Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge

A humorous series for all ages, about the quirky Rantanen family who run a hotel in the countryside.This time around some of the guests leave without paying the bill and Roger’s mother comes to visit. Rogers’ mother is the hotel’s most unwelcome gues…

Swedish title: En bedragare på hotellet

Series: The Golden Pigtail Hotel

Category: Children

Pub date: 06-08-2014

Format: 148 & 210 mm, 128 pages, b&w illustrations