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Magic Spells & Incantations for Everyday Matters
David Sundin (b. 1976) is a Swedish comedian, screenwriter, actor and television show host, not to mention a silver medalist in the Swedish Championship in Puns. Having thoroughly charmed the grown populace of Sweden, Sundin finally set out to entertain the pickiest audience of all: kids. In 2020, he made his children’s books debut with The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read. This unruly, mischievous and utterly entertaining book became the most sold children’s title of 2020.
David Sundin’s The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read comes in at No. 4 on the bestseller list for Saxo, Denmark’s biggest online book retailer, across all books.
Magic has been around since the beginning of time, but nowadays we don’t have to fight demons and dragons and are faced with different kinds of challenges. Here is a book full of spells and incantations for everyday matters – for our times. So that you can get help with things such as making disgusting food taste of sweets, improve your wifi, get a lie in and making someone aware of that you like them. An imaginative book with funny and ingenious chants that also allows for reflection on the problems one may have in life.
But…perhaps this book is also filled to the brim with magical clues and secret codes – that together forms the key to access an epic adventure? Who reads will see.
For his new groundbreaking title, Magic Spells & Incantations for Everyday Matters, Sundin has poured his innovativeness, humour and a heartfelt message into the cauldron and brewed up a thrilling concoction for children aged 6+. It has seen friends and families all over the country join together in the race to solve its captivating escape room-like mystery.
The nominees for the Swedish 2021 Storytel Awards have been announced. The Storytel Awards have been bestowed since 2007 in Sweden to highlight the best audio books of the year. The awards are granted within six categories: Suspense, Fiction, Non-fiction, Feelgood, YA, and Children’s books.
Among the nominees for suspense are Kristina Ohlsson’s Icebreaker, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s As You Sow, Jens Lapidus’ The No-Go Zone, Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s A House to Die For, Liza Marklund’s The Polar Circle, and Anders Roslund’s Trust Me.
Meanwhile, Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues and Måns Mosesson’s Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii features on the Non-fiction list, and David Sundin’s audiobook The Audiobook That Did Not Want To End – Part 2, from the same universe as The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, is in the running for the Children’s books’ award.
Readers will be able to vote for their favorite works until February 9, after which a jury will pick a winner among the three candidates with the most votes in each category.
To cast your vote, click “Read more” below.
The winners of the Swedish Adlibris Awards of 2021 have just been announced and David Sundin’s hit children’s title The Book That Really Did Not Want To Be Read has been crowned as the ‘Children’s Book of The Year’ for ages 0-6.
Adlibris is the leading book retailer in the Nordics and the nominated titles were selected by a jury of Adlibris employees from all works published throughout 2021. The readers were then able to elect their favourites.
The official bestseller lists for 2021 in Sweden have been announced and the hardcover fiction list sees Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1795 at No. 2. This bestselling final part of Natt och Dag’s Bellman noir trilogy also appears at No. 5 on the e-book list, together with Liza Marklund’s acclaimed first installment in her highly anticipated new trilogy, The Polar Circle at No. 4.
Måns Mosesson’s intimate portrayal of Tim Bergling, Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii, grabs the No. 5 spot on the hardcover non-fiction list.
David Sundin’s children’s book debut and instant bestseller, The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, comes in at No. 3 on the children’s list.
The paperback list sees Storm Watch, the first installment in the immensely popular August Strindberg series by Kristina Ohlsson, come in at No. 2 and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s beloved and moving non-fiction work, I May Be Wrong, at No. 5.
I May Be Wrong also claims the No. 2 spot on the audio list.
When Norwegian book publication Bok365 list the best children’s books of the year, they feature David Sundin’s The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read at the top.
Critic Nora Steenberg gives the book 6 out of 6 stars and says:
“A book that is reluctant to be read offers one of the greatest reader’s experiences for children this fall. This book, only 40 pages long, was the most sold children’s book in Sweden last year. It was also named “Book of the Year” by the Swedish book retailers. Despite its sparse plot, this is one of the funniest children books on the market right now.”
The nominees for 2021’s Adlibris Awards have been announced. Adlibris is the leading book retailer in the Nordics and the Adlibris Award was founded in 2019 to celebrate the site’s greatest titles. The 10 nominated titles in the 9 respective categories have been selected by a jury of Adlibris employees from all works published in 2021.
Måns Mosesson’s just published Tim – The official Biography of Avicii is nominated in the Non-fiction category.
Two titles by David Sundin are nominated in the ‘Childrens’ category – The Book That Really Did Not Want To Be Read is shortlisted for ‘Children’s 0-6’ while his upcoming Trollformler och besvärjelser is nominated for ‘Children’s 6-12’.
Fans have until December 8 to cast their votes in each respective category. The winners will be announced on January 25, 2022.
Click the “Read more” button below to cast your vote.
Photo credits: Kiefer Lee; Annika Marklund; Stellan Herner; Linnéa Jonasson Bernholm; Stefan Tell; Thron Ullberg
Niklas Natt och Dag’s just published 1795 tops the September bestseller list for hardcover fiction in Sweden, coming in at No. 1. Liza Marklund’s The Polar Circle meanwhile claims the No. 1 spot in both e-book and audio, and David Sundin’s The Book That Really Did Not Want To Be Read comes in at No. 3 on the children’s books list.
Jo Nesbø’s The Kingdom remains No. 1 on the official weekly bestseller list for paperbacks in Sweden. Meanwhile, on the children’s books list, David Sundin makes his first appearance with the just published The Book That Really Did Not Want To Be Read, which lands the No. 3 spot. This title is of course the sequel to the already internationally beloved The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read.
The Book That Really Did Not Want To Be Read promises to give its readers EVEN MORE trouble than its predecessor – watch out or you’re bound to get bitten! Filled with even more delightful and laugh-inducing read-out-loud hilarity, the book is an ode to the power of words and the togetherness of reading. This book will force its readers to monkey around, decipher a thing or two, and even say some nice things. It’s going to get sweaty, but it will be worth it!
The Book That Really Did Not Want To Be Read is the stand-alone sequel to mega hit The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, that became the No. 1 bestselling children’s book title of 2020 in its native Sweden.
David Sundin’s The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read has been awarded with the Swedish Booksellers’ 2020 Award for Children’s Book of Year. The non-profit association is comprised of book retailer employees, and has since 1951 on an annual basis voted forth the “Swedish author, who with their book has bestowed them with the greatest sense of entertainment and personal satisfaction.”