Maja Säfström

Maja Säfström (b. 1987) is the New York Times bestselling illustrator and author of The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts. Säfström’s playful and irresistible style has won her a tremendous international following on social media, widespread critical acclaim and multiple awards. Säfström works as a full-time illustrator and runs her own shop in central Stockholm.

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Maja Säfström wins the Carl von Linné Plaque

Maja Säfström’s Amazing Facts About Baby Animals is the official winner of the 2020 Carl von Linné Plaque, awarded to the best nonfiction title for children and Young Adults. The jury, the Swedish Library Association, motivates their choice thusly:

Amazing Facts About Baby Animals […] pulls the reader in with humor and tenderness. Author and illustrator Maja Säfström is awarded for this title that opens up the door to a sense of closeness. Children and adults can share in their fascination and learn something new on every spread.

The modern nature of the book is noticeable not least in the format: Säfström dares to be to the point. Longer texts are avoided and the brevity itself becomes bait to continue pursuing knowledge. The facts are friendly and humorous and presented in beautiful plainness. The contents are black and white, but far from lacking in color. /…/ Every spread breathes joy in this delightful piece of nonfiction.”

Maja Säfström nominated for Carl von Linné plaque

Maja Säfström’s Amazing Facts About Baby Animals has been shortlisted for The Swedish Library Association’s Carl von Linné plaque, awarded for the best children’s and young adult’s non-fiction work of the year. The winner is set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Maja Säfström No. 10 in the Czech Republic

Maja Säfström’s Amazing Facts About Baby Animals, published in the Czech Republic at the end of April, went straight to No. 10 upon publication. The official bestseller list for the month of May was just released and we can see that the book has steadily retained its No. 10 position in the category for children’s books in the Czech Republic.

Maja Säfström No. 1 in Sweden

Maja Säfström’s newest title, Amazing Facts About Baby Animals, is No. 1 on Bokus’ bestseller list covering all genres and formats. Bokus is one of Sweden’s biggest online book retailers.

‘Amazing Facts About Baby Animals’ published in Sweden

A whimsically illustrated collection of fascinating, surprising, and funny facts about baby animals and their parents, from the author of The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts.

Who doesn’t love baby animals? Amazing Facts About Baby Animals is an adorable celebration of all kinds of fuzzy, fluffy, scaly, and feathery animal babies and their parents. This charming collection by beloved Swedish artist Maja Säfström is full of interesting, weird, and funny facts about animals before they are born (elephants are pregnant for 22 months!), when they are born (whales are born tail-first so they don’t drown!), and life as babies (parrots give their offspring names! Baby macaques have snowball fights!). Perfect for art- and nature-loving kids and adults, this sweet book makes a wonderful gift and conversation starter for the whole family.

New author – Maja Säfström

Maja Säfström (b. 1987) is the New York Times bestselling illustrator and author of The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts. Säfström’s playful and irresistible style has won her a tremendous international following on social media, widespread critical acclaim and multiple awards. Säfström works as a full-time illustrator and runs her own shop in central Stockholm.