Ulf Stark

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Mathilde Coffy

Foreign Rights Director | Children's Books

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Mathilde Coffy

Foreign Rights Director | Children's Books

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Foreign Rights Director | Children's Books

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Foreign Rights Director | Children's Books

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Foreign Rights Director | Children's Books

Category: Children

Ulf Stark

Ulf Stark born 1944 was one of Sweden’s best-known authors. He has written something in the region of thirty books and has been translated into twenty-five languages. In everything Ulf has written he mixed high and low, the ordinary and the impressive, with a joyful lack of respect. Often he wrote about his own childhood and about his father. Ulf Stark´s writings are many-sided. He wrote everything from picture books to novels for young readers. He has reworked several of his books into film scripts and has been awarded many prestigious prices such as the August price, Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis and also an Emmy for an original script for a Danish television series. “Humour and courage to face life” are words of the used about his books. “He wants to lure out dazzling life” was the headline of an interview with him. Ulf Stark was never sentimental. “I think grief has to be included so that the joy is clear” he has said.

Books by Ulf Stark

Amy, Aaron and the Genie

Ulf Stark

Amy wishes for peace on earth. And a black cat. And also that summer never ends so that she doesn’t need to go back to school. At school there is Sture and his friends, who make fun of her and bully her because she limps. Meanwhile, what Aaron wants…

Swedish title: Amy, Aron och anden

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-01-2017

Format: 148x210 mm, 128 pages, color

The Sister from the Sea

Ulf Stark

In the shadow of war and of adults, a friendship slowly grows. A friendship that cannot be taken for granted and is therefore all the more precious. Sirkka must travel by herself, over the sea to people she doesn’t know. In this new land lives Margar…

Swedish title: Systern från havet

Category: Children

Pub date: 14-01-2015

Format: 210x210 mm, 48 pages, color

The Shadow Children

Ulf Stark

A modern, poetic and imaginative tale by the notable picture book duo Ulla Stark and Anna Höglund. In this incredibly beautiful book, two children set off to search for their missing shadows and ask the Creator to give them back. Evoking the memory o…

Swedish title: Skuggbarnen

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-01-2014

Format: 32 pages, 250 x 290 mm, colour

Would you like to see a star?

Ulf Stark

Reuben’s best friend is called Astor. He dares try almost anything and he can do loads of cool things like wiggling his ears and wolf-whistling. But Astor’s mummy and daddy are worried about what will happen to Astor in the future. Astor wants to be…

Swedish title: Vill ni se en stjärna?

Category: Children

Pub date: 18-03-2013

Format: 64 pg, 148x210 mm, Colour

The Werewolf Boy

Ulf Stark

What happens if you are bitten by a werewolf? You become a werewolf yourself of course.A sequel to the critically acclaimed The Boy Who’s Got What It Takes, The Miracle Boy, The Detective Boy and The Kissing Boy. It is a warm, easy-to-read story. The…

Swedish title: Varulfspojken

Category: Children

Pub date: 12-04-2011

Format: 48 pages, 148x210, color

Tyra and the Great Thinker

Ulf Stark

In his new book, Ulf Stark lets his main character become a hero in a fantastic and exciting space adventure!Tyra is a completely ordinary girl. And one completely ordinary evening she is sitting at home in the kitchen and slowly working her way thro…

Swedish title: Tyra och Storgrubblaren

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-10-2010

Format: 224 pages, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations

När mamma var indian

Ulf Stark

Swedish title: När mamma var indian

Category: Children

Pub date: 09-08-2010

The Kissing Boy

Ulf Stark

Everybody is kissing – everybody except Ulf!Ulf has to learn how to kiss. After all, his brother knows how to do it, and has done it at least a hundred times. But who can teach him about the mysteries of love? Then along comes Berit, a girl who is te…

Swedish title: Pusspojken

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-03-2010

Format: 48 pages, 148x210, colour

Hello In There!

Ulf Stark

A big brother lets his little unborn brother in on life’s secrets.In his own inimitable style, Ulf Stark has written a book for siblings, where big brother tells his unborn sibling all about the mysteries of life, and what he or she will need to know…

Swedish title: Hallå därinne

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-03-2010

Format: 48 pages, 210 x 210 mm, colour

The Detective Boy

Ulf Stark

A humorous, clever story where anyone who has ever played the detective will recognise themselves!Suddenly there are private detectives everywhere in Stureby. But being a detective is not something for little boys or “clumsy clots”, according to Ulf’…

Swedish title: Detektivpojken

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-03-2009

Format: 48 pages, 140x210mm, colour

The Boy Who’s Got What it Takes

Ulf Stark

Ulf is being punished. He has to be Grandfather’s slave for a whole day, helping out with all kinds of things – mostly heavy work. Grandfather doesn’t think Ulf is up to it, but Ulf is determined to show Grandfather he’s got what it takes, that he’s…

Swedish title: Krutpojken

Category: Children

Pub date: 26-05-2008

Format: 44 pages, 148 x 210 mm, colour

When Father Showed Me the Universe

Ulf Stark

Sometimes the most important things are right under your nose… Tonight Dad wants to show his son something very special: the universe. Of course, they can’t possibly embark on such a daring adventure unprepared, so they wrap up warm, gather provisi…

Swedish title: När pappa visade mej världsalltet

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-09-2007

Format: 32 pages

Small and Strong

Ulf Stark

The perfect book for reading aloud! “Small and Strong” is an anthology of Ulf Stark’s fantastic stories for younger children. He has the unique gift of being able to include both a child’s and an adult’s perspective in the same story, and together wi…

Swedish title: Liten och stark

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-08-2007

Format: 150 pages, b/w illustrations

A Star Called Ajax

Ulf Stark

This story is sad yet beautiful, and packed with the joy of life at the same time. When the inevitable happens it cuts to the heart, but the reader is left not with a lump in the throat, but with hope.Ajax the dog and Johan are friends. Friends give…

Swedish title: En stjärna vid namn Ajax

Category: Children

Pub date: 25-07-2007

Format: 48 pages, colour, 148 x 210 mm

The Miracle Boy

Ulf Stark

Swedish title: Mirakelpojken

Category: Children

Pub date: 31-07-2006

Märklin and Turbin

Ulf Stark

Swedish title: Märklin och Turbin

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-08-2005

Format: 140 pages, b/w illustrations

My Friend Percy, Buffalo Bill and I

Ulf Stark

It’s summer, the place is the island of Möja and the two friends Ulf and Percy are together for several weeks. It’s a summer that neither Ulf nor Percy will ever forget. Mainly because it turns out to be the perfect summer that Percy never experience…

Swedish title: Min vän Percy, Buffalo Bill och jag

Category: Children

Pub date: 31-08-2004

Format: 160 pages, bl/w illustrations, 134 x 213 mm

My friend Percy’s magical gym shoes

Ulf Stark

Percy’s gym shoes are like no others. When he has them on, he can do exactly as he likes. Ulf wants these shoes, so that he also can become strong and courageous. The magic shoes are mouldy and smelly, and Ulf pays for them with his steam machine, hi…

Swedish title: Min vän Percys magiska gymnastikskor

Category: Children

Pub date: 10-09-2003

Format: 108 pages

My friend Percy and the sheik

Ulf Stark

Swedish title: Min vän shejken i Stureby

Category: Children

Pub date: 10-09-2003

Format: 112 pages

Can You Whistle Johanna

Ulf Stark

There are plenty of old men who would do as a grandfather at the retirement home, Ulf suggests, when Berra wonders why he doesn’t have one. They go there together to find one – ideally one who eats pig’s trotters, invites you to tea and who can teach…

Swedish title: Kan du vissla Johanna

Category: Children

Pub date: 20-08-2003

Nutcases and Norms

Ulf Stark

Swedish title: Dårfinkar och dönickar

Category: Children

Pub date: 18-09-2002