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Pancakes for Findus ➹ [Download] ➵ Pancakes for Findus By Sven Nordqvist ➼ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Pancakes for Findus is the first story in the adventures of farmer Pettson and his cat Findus Pettson wants to bake a birthday cake for Findus, who has three birthdays a year But how will they get the Pancakes for Findus is the first story in the adventures of farmer Pettson and his cat Findus Pettson wants to bake a birthday cake for Findus, who has three birthdays a year But how will they get the eggs with the bull in the way Findus and Pettson live in a ramshackle cottage in the country, with a henhouse, workshop, and woodshed Their fascinating, magical world is inhabited by tiny creatures who Pancakes for eBook ¾ move Pettson s things about when he isn t lookingPancakes for Finduswas the London Sunday Times Children s Book of the Week in December Ages.

  • Hardcover
  • 22 pages
  • Pancakes for Findus
  • Sven Nordqvist
  • English
  • 13 January 2019
  • 190345879X

About the Author: Sven Nordqvist

Sven Nordqvist born April is a Swedish writer and illustrator of children s books He is best known for his series Pettson and Findus, about an old farmer, Pettson, and his talented cat, FindusNordqvist was born in Helsingborg and grew up in Halmstad, Sweden He originally wanted to be an illustrator but was rejected by several art schools Instead he studied architecture at Lund Institute of Technology, and worked for Pancakes for eBook ¾ a time there as a lecturer in architecture At the same time he continued to look for work as an illustrator working on advertisements, posters and picture books In he won first prize in a children s book competition and since then has worked exclusively as an author and illustrator of children s booksHe is married and has two grown sonsDuring his career, he has been given awards in both Sweden and Germany His Pettson and Findus books are especially popular in Germany, where the characters are known as Pettersson and Findus In Danish they are called Peddersen and Findus In Finnish they are called Pesonen and Viiru And in English, Festus and Mercury, though English translations of the books exist with the original names keptIn he won the literary award Augustpriset in the children s books category, for his book Var r min syster Where is my sister In he won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis.



10 thoughts on “Pancakes for Findus

  1. Sheri Sheri says:

    The colorful and detailed illustrations add their own layer of fun to this comedy of errors as Pettson tries to make a birthday cake out of pancakes and whipped cream for his cat, Findus Delightful and amusing

  2. Manny Manny says:

    If Pettson, P, is to make a pancake pie, then P must buy flour.If P is to buy flour, then P must cycle to town.If P is to use a cycle C, then C s tires must be intact.If P is to make C s tires intact, then P must obtain a cycle repair kit R.If P is to obtain R, then P must have the key to the toolshed K.If K is in the well W, then P must have a fishing rod F.If F is on the roof, then P must have a ladder L.If L is in the bull B s field, then P must scare away B.If P s neighbor N had known all of If Pettson, P, is to make a pancake pie, then P must buy flour.If P is to buy flour, then P must cycle to town.If P is to use a cycle C, then C s tires must be intact.If P is to make C s tires intact, then P must obtain a cycle repair kit R.If P is to obtain R, then P must have the key to the toolshed K.If K is in the well W, then P must have a fishing rod F.If F is on the roof, then P must have a ladder L.If L is in the bull B s field, then P must scare away B.If P s neighbor N had known all of the above, then N wouldn t necessarily have thought P had lost his wits when he saw him playing Jussi Bj rling records for B on P s wind up phonograph.That s logic What do they teach them in schools these days

  3. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    I thought it was charming I love all the detail in the illustrations and the humorous and unexpected way the story unfolded with regard to gathering the ingredients for the pancakes Lots of fun little details in the illustrations that enhance the story.

  4. Sylvester Sylvester says:

    5 art5 story I love Sven Nordqvist I want to read everything he wrote to Squirt So it s frustrating to find that the library only has 2 books by him Glum, that s what I am This is a version of a Problem String, or Thwarted At Every Turn story these come up in so many forms and I love them because they are so true to life especially if you re a woman Anyway, the illustrations are so lively and humourous, Squirt and I wish we could live inside the book.

  5. Karis Karis says:

    As an almost adult teenager, it s rare that one finds me with my nose in a picture book, unless it happens to be a moment when I m re discovering an old favorite when going through boxes, but I have to say I quite frankly ADORED this book and enjoyed every second of reading it.The illustrations are so imaginative and charming, and the storytelling unique and just as satisfying as the pictures to match.We re introduced to the main characters, Pettson and his cat Findus of whom he lives with quite As an almost adult teenager, it s rare that one finds me with my nose in a picture book, unless it happens to be a moment when I m re discovering an old favorite when going through boxes, but I have to say I quite frankly ADORED this book and enjoyed every second of reading it.The illustrations are so imaginative and charming, and the storytelling unique and just as satisfying as the pictures to match.We re introduced to the main characters, Pettson and his cat Findus of whom he lives with quite companionably, as Pettson is preparing to bake a birthday cake However, doing so proves to beof a challenge then anticipated and, inadvertently, becomes the talk of his neighbors, proving in their minds the eccentricity of Pettson, truly only an absentminded old gentleman.Reminiscent of Mr Potter and Tabby and Amelia Bedelia amidst a charming Sweden rural community, this book is sure to be a delight and bring joy to readers of all ages

  6. Debra Shumate Debra Shumate says:

    I loved this book so much, I named my cat Findus My grandchildren are huge fans of these Sven Nordqvist stories They are very clever, and filled with charm and humor I don t think they are very well known in the US Too bad I am adding my favorite here maybe we can change that

  7. Mir Mir says:

    Disorganized Festus and his cat have some madcap, but domestic, adventures whilst trying to prepare a cake I m told this is an abridged and less sarcastic version of the original text.

  8. Abigail Abigail says:

    Pancake Pie 1985 American translation of Pannkakst rtan.One of three English translations of this classic Swedish picture book which include this American version, published the same year 1985 as the original a 1999 translation The Birthday Cake done by Michael Rollerson for Bokf rlaget Opal, the original Swedish publisher and a British edition Pancakes for Findus released in 2007 Pancake Pie is, judged on its own merits, and in isolation from any other version of the tale, Pancake Pie 1985 American translation of Pannkakst rtan.One of three English translations of this classic Swedish picture book which include this American version, published the same year 1985 as the original a 1999 translation The Birthday Cake done by Michael Rollerson for Bokf rlaget Opal, the original Swedish publisher and a British edition Pancakes for Findus released in 2007 Pancake Pie is, judged on its own merits, and in isolation from any other version of the tale, an engaging enough book for younger readers Detailing the madcap adventures of farmer Festus and his cat Mercury Pettson and Findus in the original, and in the other translations , and their efforts to overcome numerous obstacles in the making of a cake for Mercury s birthday, it boasts both an amusing text and appealing illustrations.It is only when compared to another, seemingly fuller translation, that done by Rollerson in 1999 The Birthday Cake , that this book feels a little wanting Which isn t to say that I didn t enjoy it, or that it has no merit But I couldn t help but feel, reading through Pancake Pie, and then comparing and contrasting it to this other version sadly, I was not able to obtain the British edition, Pancakes for Findus , so I can only compare two of the three English translations , that many of the sharper moments the moments of social observation, or of sly humor have been elided, in favor of a smoother, altogether less interesting narrative.At the beginning of the book, for instance, the Rollerson translation includes a paragraph about the local townspeople, and how they view Pettson, whoisn t quite like other peopleThis passage, and the sense that it gives of how perception can be distorted by expectation that sometimes what seems crazy is just something or someone who is different is entirely missing from the American version, which also omits the accompanying illustration, showing the townspeople all laughing at Pettson and his ways This is the most obtrusive change, I think, but many of the little details the fact that the characters names have been changed from Pettson and Findus to Festus and Mercury why why was this necessary , or that the music played on the victrola goes from Viennese waltzes to the Star Spangled Banner again, why the original doesn t seem to have any patriotic connotations were also troubling I won t say that these difference ruin Pancake Pie, but they do give it a very different flavor than The Birthday Cake a far less appealing flavor, in my opinion Good enough, if it s all you can get, but I recommend hunting down the fuller version Not reading Swedish, I cannot definitively say that the Rollerson translation isaccurate, but it certainly contains quite a bittext The fact that it is published by the Swedish press which also published the original also lends credence to the idea that it is a closer,accurate rendition

  9. Abigail Abigail says:

    The Birthday Cake 1999 Michael Rollerson translation of Pannkakst rtan.The first of Swedish author Sven Nordqvist s many picture books devoted to the madcap adventures of Pettson the farmer, and his feline companion, Findus, The Birthday Cake is an entertaining tale of two friends and the extraordinary lengths to which they will go, in order to make that all important birthday cake for Findus Well, I suppose it s not that extraordinary I ve been known to go pretty far out of my way for cak The Birthday Cake 1999 Michael Rollerson translation of Pannkakst rtan.The first of Swedish author Sven Nordqvist s many picture books devoted to the madcap adventures of Pettson the farmer, and his feline companion, Findus, The Birthday Cake is an entertaining tale of two friends and the extraordinary lengths to which they will go, in order to make that all important birthday cake for Findus Well, I suppose it s not that extraordinary I ve been known to go pretty far out of my way for cake myself, from time to time In an amusing series of back and forth exchanges, Pettson, who the neighbors think isthan a little crazy, and Findus, who has three birthdays per year,just because it wasfun that way,wrangle with the question of how to bake a cake, when the flour has gone missing, the bicycle needed to fetchflour has a punctured tire, the shed containing the necessary tools to repair the bike is locked, the key to the shed is at the bottom of the well, the fishing rod needed to fish out the key is in the locked shed, and the ladder that would enable Pettson to climb onto the shed, and through the skylight, is with a neighbor s cantankerous bull in a nearby field Needless to say, it takes a lot of ingenuity and a few grouchy exchanges along the way to put all to rightsWith its delightfully detailed illustrations, and zany sense of humor matter of factly ridiculous, and slyly subversive The Birthday Cake is an incredibly entertaining romp I enjoyed many of the pointed little details in the narrative, from the idea that Pettson was considered crazy, partly because hewasn t like other people,to the fact that, despite being old and rather absent minded, he understands his cat so well I had to chuckle at the scene in which Findus is convinced to confront the bull in his field, the other option being going without cake This wonderful tale, published originally in Swedish as Pannkakst rtan, has been translated into English at least three times that I know of in an American version Pancake Pie released shortly after the original in a recent British version Pancakes for Findus printed in 2007 and in this edition, translated by Michael Rollerson, and put out by the same Swedish publisher Opal as the original Having not seen the British edition, I cannot speak to its quality, but I strongly prefer this edition, The Birthday Cake, to Pancake Pie , which I read at the same time, and which, sad to say, is somewhat abridged see that review fordetails My recommendation, therefore and it is a strong one applies to this edition, which I heartily enjoyed, and which I wish werereadily available

  10. Jenny Jenny says:

    The people in town think Pettson is crazy But it really was all a misunderstanding on a day when Pettson was trying to make a birthday cake for his cat, Findus, and everything went wrong A humorous story with a quirky cat and his quirky owner as the characters Includes a recipe for Pettson s pancakes.

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