Recent children’s books deals

The Korean rights to Drops of Life (Kyyhkyn kysymys), written by the Finlandia Junior-winning author Esko-Pekka Tiitinen and illustrated by Nikolai Tiitinen, have been sold to Junglegum Books. The English, Spanish and Catalan rights to Drops of Life were sold to the eco-conscious Spanish publisher Cuento de Luz in March.

Other recent children’s book deals include Hannele Huovi’s Ware Bears (Urpo ja Turpo) to Azbooka in Russia, Tove Appelgren’s Vesta-Linnea and Monster Mom (Vesta-Linnea och monstermamman) to A&A books in India and Ilja KarsikasAnselmi’s numbers (Anselmin numerot) and Anselmi’s Animals (Anselmin eläimet) to Lebanon.

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Hannele Huovi


Hannele Huovi (born 1949) is an acclaimed Finnish author who wrote her first children’s radio play while studying for her university degree. In addition to being known as a versatile creator of children’s and juvenile literature, she also writes poetry and prose for adults.

Huovi has received several awards and nominations for her work; among these is the Topelius Prize for the best Finnish youth novel in 2002 (for The Feather Chain), a Finlandia Junior nomination in 2011 (for The Giant Girl and her Tiny Friend), and a nomination for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

During her career Hannele Huovi has collaborated with a variety of illustrators and artists, namely with Kristiina Louhi (Jättityttö ja Pirhonen) and Jukka Lemmetty (Urpo ja Turpo). Hannele Huovi is also an accomplished translator into the Finnish language, having translated more than 50 children’s books.

Bibliography


Hannele Huovi

The Giant Girl and Her Tiny Friend

2011, Picture Book


Hannele Huovi

Too-wit, too-woo, too-who?

2010, Picture Book


Hannele Huovi

When You Are Tiny

2010, Picture Book

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