Maria Nilsson Thore

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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

Maria Nilsson Thore

MARIA NILSSON THORE trained at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in
Stockholm. Her pictures always take children seriously and the beautifully patterned clothes and
fabrics which are often seen in her illustrations have become something of a trademark for her. Maria alternates between illustrating and writing her own picture books and making the illustrations to other authors’ texts. She has received several awards and nominations and in 2011 she was doubly nominated for her own picture book Petra’s Spot and for Strange Animals together with Lotta Olsson.

Books by Maria Nilsson Thore

A Pack of Your Own

Maria Nilsson Thore

A lonely dachshund dreams of a friend. But how can such a little dog make friends? Every time the dachshund goes to the exercise yard in the park where the other dogs hang out, it feels odd somehow.The dachshund doesn’t fit in and even finds it hard…

Swedish title: En egen flock

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-08-2020

Format: 170 x 240 mm, 48 pages, colour

All Three Get Plasters

Maria Nilsson Thore

Valle has a large plaster on her leg and Idde and Esther think this is very unfair! However, Ester knows where the box of plasters is kept and as usual, all three solve the situation in their own way.Maria Nilsson Thore is one of our most beloved ill…

Swedish title: Alla tre får plåster

Series: All Three

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-03-2020

Format: 195 x 240 mm, 32 pages, colour

All Three on an Excursion with The Green Pea Pre-School

Maria Nilsson Thore

Put on your high-visibility vest and hold on to your friend. It is finally time for an excursion with the Green Pea Pre-School! Along the way, Idde, Valle and Ester see a lot of exciting things: dogs taking walks, insects and leaves, funny signs ……

Swedish title: Alla tre på utflykt med förskolan Ärtan

Series: All Three

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-04-2019

Format: 195x240 mm, 40 pages, colour

Chino’s Chubby Cheeks

Maria Nilsson Thore

Who has the biggest and softest cheeks and runs the fastest in the wheel? The answer is Chino – the fun and lively hamster who ensuresthat everyone in the cage has fun. Chino loves being the centre of attention and she is certainly the most popular h…

Swedish title: Chinos tjocka kinder

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-09-2018

Format: 215x280mm, 32 pages, colour

Do you have to!

Lotta Olsson

An everyday philosophical adventure that younger (and older) picture book lovers can relate to. Just as reflective as Winnie the Pooh.”Do you have to!” sighs the dormouse wearily when the giant anteater spills his cup of hot chocolate and then knocks…

Swedish title: Måste du!

Series: An Anteater Book

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-08-2017

Format: 195 x 260 mm, 32 pages, color

All Three on the School Yard at The Green Pea Pre-School

Maria Nilsson Thore

 Join Ester, Idde and Valle in their favorite corners of the yard at their pre-school. Follow Idde in the woods as she will need help to feed the crocodiles, hang out by the reserve to find your favorite toys and play with water along with Valle. So…

Swedish title: Alla tre ute på förskolan Ärtan

Series: All Three

Category: Children

Pub date: 20-04-2017

Format: 195x240 mm 40 pages, color

All Three Will Play in Pair

Maria Nilsson Thore

Swedish title: Alla tre vill leka två

Series: All Three

Category: Children

Pub date: 20-04-2017

Format: 165 x 210 mm 32 pages, color

Something Fishy

Lotta Olsson

In Something Fishy we have an everyday philosophical picture book adventure where the beloved giant anteater and the little dormouse struggle with a dilemma about lies. Is there a difference between different kinds of lies and is it sometimes better…

Swedish title: Något lurt

Series: The Little Dormouse and the Giant Anteater

Category: Children

Pub date: 09-08-2016

Format: 195 x 260 mm, 40 pages, color

All Three at The Green Pea Pre-Scool

Maria Nilsson Thore

Join Ester, Idde and Valle in their favourite rooms at their pre-school. In the hallway Valle shows you where to take off your shoes and hang up your coat. In the playroom Ester has built a big castle with the cushions and in the studio Idde is busy…

Swedish title: Alla tre inne på förskolan Ärtan

Category: Children

Pub date: 18-04-2016

Format: 195 x240 mm, 32 pages, color

All Three Give up Their Pacifiers

Maria Nilsson Thore

Today Valle has stopped using his pacifier. Ester has never had a pacifier but Idde has one. Ester decides that it looks fun to have a pacifier and tries to make Idde give it to her. When she finally succeeds in getting Idde’s pacifier she realizes t…

Swedish title: Alla tre slutar med napp

Category: Children

Pub date: 18-04-2016

Format: 195 x240 mm, 32 pages, color

Left Alone

Lotta Olsson

At last we once again get to meet the much loved anteater and the sweet little dormouse from Strange Animals. Lotta Olsson has written an adventure picture book story with insight and everyday philosophy, illustrated with Maria Nilsson Thore’s deligh…

Swedish title: Lämnad ensam

Series: An Anteater Book

Category: Children

Pub date: 07-09-2015

Format: 195 x 260 mm, 32 pages, color

Swing High!

Maria Nilsson Thore, Annika Thore

Swing away! Swing high! – thrilling fun in Maria Nilsson Thore’s colorful picture book! Pictures rich in detail, sturdy pages to browse through, break-neck speed on the swing, laughter and fun. The Teddybear books continue to provide everything young…

Swedish title: Gunga högt!

Series: The Teddybear books

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-05-2015

Format: 150x160 mm, 14 pages, color

Three Get Dressed

Maria Nilsson Thore

It’s time to play outside. But first, all three have to put on their overalls and wellington boots and that takes time. And which mittens should they wear? It’s not that easy! With sensitivity for the world of a child, Maria Nilsson Thore shows how a…

Swedish title: Alla tre klär på sig

Series: Three Together

Category: Children

Pub date: 22-04-2015

Format: 32 pages, 195 x 260 mm, color

Three Eat Fruit

Maria Nilsson Thore

Welcome to The Pea pre-school! Buddies Valle, Ester and Idde are three strong-willed and independent two and a half year-olds. It’s time to eat fruit and that means lots to think about: Is a banana better than an apple? Do you have to sit down to eat…

Swedish title: Alla tre har fruktstund

Series: Three Together

Category: Children

Pub date: 22-04-2015

Format: 32 pages, 165 x 210mm, color

A Bird’s Life

Maria Nilsson Thore

In Life on a Perch Maria Nilsson Thore takes us on a be-winged journey through life. With her sensitivity and characteristic shrewd sense of humour she approaches big and small subjects that we all think about. A contemplative and entertaining pictur…

Swedish title: Livet på en pinne

Category: Children

Pub date: 22-04-2015

Format: 240x235 mm 32 pages, color

Everyone looks at Alfred

Johan Unenge

Swedish title: Alla tittar på Alfred

Category: Children

Pub date: 19-05-2014

Format: 221 x 287 mm

Three Rest Together

Maria Nilsson Thore

It’s time for Valle, Esther and Idde to rest but it’s not easy when you’re not tired and someone else has the cuddly toy that you wanted. It’s hard to agree when there are three of you. At last, a picture book about a daycare centre where we meet Val…

Swedish title: Alla tre vilar

Series: Three Together

Category: Children

Pub date: 23-04-2014

Format: 32 pages, 195 x 260 mm, color

Three Dig a Hole Together

Maria Nilsson Thore

Welcome to the Green Pea nursery. Valle, Esther and Idde are playing together in the sandbox. They all want to dig a hole but there’s only one spade and sharing is not always easy when there are three. Meet these three strong-willed and independent t…

Swedish title: Alla tre gräver en grop

Series: Three Together

Category: Children

Pub date: 23-04-2014

Format: 32 pages, 195 x 260 mm, colour

Treo, Enis and one more

Maria Nilsson Thore

Treo and Enis, two zebras that live in a hopelessly long-winded existence until one day when a misunderstanding changes everything. A third zebra enters and soon it becomes clear that life will never be the same again for the Treo and Enis… and one…

Swedish title: Treo, Enis och en till

Category: Children

Pub date: 22-08-2013

Format: 32 pages, 150 x 280 mm, color

The Meaning of Life

Lotta Olsson

Is nose washing the meaning of life? The giant ant-eater and the dormouse from Strange animals, a book that was nominated for the August Prize, are back again with their third adventure! This time they are wallowing in deep speculations about the mea…

Swedish title: Meningen med livet

Series: The giant anteater and the dormouse

Category: Children

Pub date: 28-05-2013

Format: 112 pages,148x210 mm, color

Mio Faster

Maria Nilsson Thore, Annika Thore

Mio wants to go faster on the swing. Or not? When you’re on a swing it shouldn’t go too slow … but then maybe not too fast either!The books in Annika Thore’s and Maria Nilsson Thore’s series for toddlers have as much everyday nitty gritty as they hav…

Swedish title: Mio mera fart

Series: Six little stories

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-04-2013

Format: 32 pages, 187x 165 mm, colour

Gunna walks home

Maria Nilsson Thore, Annika Thore

Happiness can be a big puddle on the way home.It is time for Gunna to walk home, but on the way there is a big puddle that looks interesting. This must be investigated! Thoroughly! Then you can walk home.The books in Annika Thore’s and Maria Nilsson…

Swedish title: Gunna går hem

Series: Six little stories

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-04-2013

Format: 32 pages, 187x165 mm, colour

Before there was me

Petrus Dahlin

Where was I before I was born? Even the smallest persons can have big thoughts. The two sisters My and Py are fantasising about their place in the infinity of the Universe, and about star winds and space babies and what will happen when one seizes to…

Swedish title: Innan jag fanns

Category: Children

Pub date: 10-01-2013

Format: 32 pages, 215x280 mm, Colour

Cheeky and Scamp – So near yet so far?

Maria Nilsson Thore

Meet Cheeky and Scamp in this playful and poetic picture book about loneliness and friendship, about crazy plans and daring ideas and about longing to share one´s existence with someone. Maria Nilsson Thore is back with another story full of affectio…

Swedish title: Bus och Frö på varsin ö

Category: Children

Pub date: 20-08-2012

Format: 32 pages, 195x260mm

Another Journey

Lotta Olsson

The giant anteater and the dormouse from Weird Animals, that was nominated for the August Prize, are back with new crystal clear nonsense discussions in a brilliant book for reading together. One cold grey evening when the whole forest feels nasty an…

Swedish title: En annan resa

Series: The giant anteater and the dormouse

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-06-2012

Format: 112 pages, 148 x 210 mm, colour

Hille Hungry

Maria Nilsson Thore, Annika Thore

Hille is hungry, but when is the food coming? Not now, not in a moment, but soon … Everything funny and familiar about meal times. The books in Annika Thore’s and Maria Nilsson Thore’s series for small children are as full of everyday irritations a…

Swedish title: Hille hungrig

Series: Six little stories

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-04-2012

Format: 32 pages, 165x187 mm, colour

Joje Helps

Maria Nilsson Thore, Annika Thore

It’s cleaning day at home and Joje wants to help! Many things have to be moved, carried and tidied away. Joje is really good at helping! Funny and familiar things about a small person wanting to be helpful. The books in Annika Thore’s and Maria Nilss…

Swedish title: Joje hjälper

Series: six little stories

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-04-2012

Format: 32 pages, 165x187 mm, colour

Petra’s Spot

Maria Nilsson Thore

What do you do when someone who has always been there suddenly wants to go off on their own? When Petra wakes up one morning, something just does not feel right. Tail in a knot and maybe running a temperature, what on earth has happened? She soon fin…

Swedish title: Petras prick

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-09-2011

Format: 32 pages, 195 x 260 mm, colour

Strange Animals

Lotta Olsson

“Are you strange?How strange?Who’s strangest?This is how the giant anteater invites people to the first strange animal competition.Send in your application by Friday.”Which is the strangest animal? The Giant Anteater thinks maybe he is the strangest…

Swedish title: Konstiga djur

Series: The giant anteater and the dormouse

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-08-2011

Format: 112 pages, 148x210mm, color

Vira Wakes Up

Maria Nilsson Thore, Annika Thore

A story from toddler’s perspective, catching an everyday situation. Maria Thore Nilsson and Annika Thore are the sisters who write in a way that makes you and the cild recognise the situation of peekaboo. A book to be read over and over and over agai…

Swedish title: Vira vaknar

Series: Six little stories

Category: Children

Pub date: 14-03-2011

Format: 32 pages, 165x187 mm, colour

Sami Falls Asleep

Maria Nilsson Thore, Annika Thore

A story from toddler’s perspective, catching an everyday situation. Maria Thore Nilsson and Annika Thore are the sisters who write in a way that makes you and the cild recognise the situation of peekaboo. A book to be read over and over and over agai…

Swedish title: Sami somnar

Series: Six little stories

Category: Children

Pub date: 14-03-2011

Format: 32 pages, 165x187 mm, colour

Eleven Years On Earth

Lotta Olsson

We spend a week and a half with Lisa during the autumn of Year 5 – Lisa’s older sister is up to something shady, and at last the Detective Club has a mystery to solve. Lisa finds a secret note in her jacket pocket, signed V – presumably from Veronica…

Swedish title: Elva år på jorden

Series: Lisa Bengtsson's memoirs

Category: Children

Pub date: 06-03-2006

Format: 128 pages, b/w illustrations