The books in question are incredibly popular, and one – Catch Fabian – is sold out and will not be restocked, while publisher Bonnier Carlsen have withdrawn all 5,000 copies of the other – Grandpa is a Pirate – from sale. “They have given me an ultimatum. I either have to redraw the pictures or the books will not be published anymore,” the author told the newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
Grandpa is a Pirate, first published in 1966, is considered an integral part of children’s literature in Sweden, has having been translated into several languages and have even been distributed at McDonalds.
On Bokus.com, which lists the most popular books for each age range, Grandpa is a Pirateis at number three – but unlike the other books listed on the website, “buy” is no longer ...
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