Pelle Svanslös.

Have you ever heard about the cat without a tail?

Can you imagine what could be more insulting to a cat? At least Elaka Måns did not think so. But in Uppsala this particular insult is rather considered a compliment – for in Uppsala, and the whole of Sweden, Pelle Svanslös is a highly loved character.

Pelle and his Maja Gräddnos, the triplets Maj, Muff and Murre, Tjocka Trisse and the other cats in the blocks around Åsgränd in Uppsala are sweet childhood memories for many. There is even a soft spot for Elaka Måns and his faithful squires Bill and Bull. In 2014 Pelle Svanslös turns 75 which will be celebrate in a new launch. The first book about Pelle Svanslös was published in 1939 and every generation has its own special relationship to Pelle, and even its own idea about what Pelle looks like. In the eighties two movies about Pelle were drawn by Jan Gissberg and it is this version that has been chosen for the new launch. Bonnier Carlsen will publish several new books during the anniversary and in the years to come and many new products will be launched. Website: