Sven Otto Rickard Nordqvist is a Swedish writer and illustrator, born 1946. His professional life is an inspiration for all who against all odds continue to believe in themselves and not give up chasing their dreams. He always wanted to be an illustrator, but because was rejected by several art schools he studied architecture instead. Nevertheless he couldn’t persuade the art schools in his talent, he never quit his plans to tell through his illustrations the heartwarming and touching story about the life of two charming personalities – the old farmer Pettson and his cat Findus. They live a quiet, ordinary life in a small farmhouse in the countryside but unexpectedly each of their days turns to an adventure. The 1st book was published in 1984 and up to date is followed by another nine stories and 6 million copies sold.
I couldn’t find an official site of Sven Nordqvist but his books are available at all famous bookstores.