The first book was published in 1972, entitled Good
Night, Alfie Atkins. Since then more than 25 stories have been published – for children of all ages, from happy activities to philosophical musings.
The books about Alfie Atkins, or Alfons Åberg as he’s known in the original Swedish, are translated into around 35 languages. In Sweden alone, roughly five million books have been printed, and new editions are released all the time. Alfie also features in animated TV-series, a feature film, audio books, theatre shows and a musical. In Scandinavia, Alfie’s established as a classic for many years.
TV & Shows
Starting in the late 1970s, a cartoon series was produced containing adaptations of the books. The main director was Per Åhlin and the musical score was composed by Georg Riedel.
The first animated film about Alfie premiered in 2013, followed by a new TV-series the year after. Both, the film and the TV-series were produced by Maipo Film and Nordic Film in cooperation with the Nordic TV channels.
Theater plays, musicals & exhibits
Alfie Atkins continues to be seen in theaters, musicals, and exhibits throughout the world.
The first theater production, Heja Alfons Åberg, was premiered by Riksteatern (Sweden) as early as 1979. Since then, others including Danish Comedievognen, Boulevardteatern, and Oslo Nye Teater have performed several productions. Even theaters in Finland, Germany, and Iceland have had performances of Alfie Atkins.
The books about Alfie
1972 Good Night, Alfie Atkins
1973 Very Tricky, Alfie Atkins
1975 Hurry Up, Alfie Atkins!
1976 Alfie Atkins and Secret Malcolm
1976 Who’ll Save Alfie Atkins?
1977 Very Crafty Alfie Atkins!
1978 Alfie and the Monster (GB)
1978 Is That a Monster, Alfie Atkins? (US)
1981 Are You Chicken, Alfie Atkins
1982 What’s Alfie up to Now?
1983 Who’s Scaring Alfie Atkins?
1984 Happy Alfie Atkins
1985 You Have a Girlfriend, Alfie Atkins?
1986 A Party, Alfie Atkins!
1987 Hocus-Pocus, Alfie Atkins!
1988 Just Tie It, Alfie Atkins!
1989 What did Mr. Atkins Say?
1991 There Goes Alfie the Thief!
1992 More Monsters, Alfie!
1993 Three Cheers for Alfie’s Daddy!
1994 ”Not Likely!” Said Alfie Atkins
1997 “Fly With Me,” Said Alfie Atkins
1998 Invisible with Alfie
2002 How Far Does Alfie Reach?
2006 Alfie and the Soldier Daddy
2010 Alfie Atkins with the Magic Sack
2012 The Last to Laugh! Said, Alfie’s Dad