Findus bei den Mucklas: A German CD-ROM Game Based on the Findus Books
Findus bei den Mucklas is a German CD-ROM game released in 2001 by Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH. It is based on the Findus books by Sven Nordqvist, which feature the adventures of an old farmer named Pettson and his talking cat Findus. The game consists of several mini-games and interactive scenes that explore the world of Pettson and Findus, as well as their encounters with the mysterious Mucklas, small creatures that live in the forest.
The game is designed for children aged 4 to 8 and features colorful graphics, animations, sounds and music. The game also includes a Windows 7 patch that allows it to run on modern systems[^1^]. However, some users have reported that the game is not playable because of the copy protection and that an alternative shockwave player like Flashpoint is needed to run it[^2^]. The game is available for free download on the Internet Archive[^1^] [^2^] [^3^].The Findus books are a series of children's books written and illustrated by Swedish author Sven Nordqvist. The books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold over 10 million copies worldwide[^4^]. The books feature the humorous and heartwarming stories of Pettson, a lonely and eccentric farmer, and Findus, his clever and mischievous cat who can talk. The books also include many other characters, such as the hens, the neighbor Gustavsson, and the Mucklas.
The first book in the series, Pancakes for Findus, was published in 1985 and introduced the main characters and their relationship. Since then, Nordqvist has written and illustrated 11 more books in the series, each focusing on a different theme or adventure. Some of the books are set around holidays, such as Findus at Christmas and Findus Goes Camping, while others explore topics such as friendship, nature, creativity, and aging. The latest book in the series, When Findus Was Little and Disappeared, was published in 2009 and tells the story of how Pettson found Findus as a kitten[^3^].
The Findus books are praised for their rich and detailed illustrations that invite readers to discover new things on every page. The books also convey positive messages about curiosity, imagination, kindness, and respect for animals and the environment. The books have won several awards and have been adapted into animated films, TV series, musicals, and games[^4^]. The Findus books are beloved by children and adults alike and have become classics of Swedish literature.Sven Nordqvist is the author and illustrator of the Findus books, as well as other children's books and comics. He was born in 1946 in Helsingborg, Sweden, and grew up in Halmstad. He originally wanted to be an illustrator but was rejected by several art schools. He studied architecture at Lund Institute of Technology and worked as a lecturer and an architect for a while. He also did illustrations for advertisements, posters, and textbooks. In 1983, he won a children's book competition and since then has devoted himself to writing and illustrating children's books[^1^] [^2^].
Nordqvist is known for his humorous and detailed style that invites readers to discover new things on every page. He draws inspiration from his own childhood memories, his family, his pets, and his surroundings. He has won several awards for his work, both in Sweden and abroad. He is especially popular in Germany, where he has received the German Youth Literature Prize[^1^] [^3^]. He is married and has two sons. He lives and works in Stockholm[^2^]. aa16f39245