Satu Kontinen’s Mo-ko-ma-ki series and Kristiina Louhi’s Annie series sold in China!

Aino_Mokomaki_KiinaWe are happy to announce that two Finnish picture book series, Satu Kontinen’s quirky Mo-ko-ma-ki books (Myllylahti) and Kristiina Louhi’s classic Annie (Aino) titles (Tammi), will soon be available for Chinese readers. Bei Jing Northark Culture Media acquired all three Mo-ko-ma-ki titles, while Beijing Double Spiral Culture and Exchange Company acquired ten Annie books!

Kristiina Louhi, whose Annie series debuted in 1984, is one of Finland’s most acclaimed illustrators. Among her numerous honours and accolades are the Finlandia Junior Prize for The Girl and the Jackdaw Tree (Tammi 2004) and 2014’s Pro Finlandia Medal, given by the President of Finland to distinguished Finnish artists. Her work has been published in several languages. The Annie series narrates the life of a spunky little girl who grows up alongside the reader.

Satu Kontinen’s Mo-ko-ma-ki series, aimed at readers aged two and older, stars ten little animals who tend to find themselves in mild trouble. Readers are invited, for example, to reunite baby animals with their mothers or spot the culprit who stole a bird’s tail feather. Packed with fun visual clues and details, the series celebrates discovery and imagination. World English rights to Mo-ko-ma-ki were also recently sold to POW!, an imprint of Brooklyn-based powerHouse Books.

Satu Kontinen is known for her distinctive visual style, and she has most recently designed a watch for Swatch!

RIGHTS SOLD: THE MO-KO-MA-KI SERIES
Original publisher: FINLAND, Myllylahti
CHINA, Bei Jing Northark Culture Media
FRANCE, Sarbacanne (Book I)
TAIWAN, Grimm Press
WORLD ENGLISH, POW!/powerHouse Books

Reading material: The Mo-ko-ma-ki series
Full English text of Books 2-3
Full Finnish text of Books 1-3

RIGHTS SOLD: THE ANNIE SERIES
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
CHINA, Beijing Double Spiral Culture and Exchange Company

Annie books have also been published in: English (UK), German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese

Reading material: Kristiina Louhi
Full English text of Annie, Mummy’s Helper
Full English text of The Girl and the Jackdaw Tree

For materials and rights information contact:

Elina Ahlbäck, Literary Agent and CEO: elina.ahlback(at)ahlbackagency.com
Laura Palotie, Agent: laura.palotie(at)ahlbackagency.com
Lotta Dufva, Junior Agent: lotta.dufva(at)ahlbackagency.com

 

Kristiina Louhi


Kristiina Louhi is an artist and an awarded graphic designer, illustrator and author. She has illustrated dozens of children’s books over the years including illustrations for the texts by Hannele Huovi, Hannu Mäkelä, Leena Laulajainen, Katri Tapola and Riitta Jalonen.

Kristiina Louhi’s Aino series has been published since 1984 and Tomppa series since 1993. Books illustrated by Kristiina Louhi have been published in over ten languages all around the world.

Satu Kontinen


Satu Kontinen (b. 1976) is a graphic designer and illustrator obsessed with little animals and Instagram photography. She is known for using bold colours and creating quirky creatures and worlds of cuteness that spark the imagination of kids and adults. In 2008 she was given an award for designing and illustrating one of the most beautiful book covers in Finland (Vuoden kaunein kirja) by the Finnish Book Art Committee, and in 2004 she was nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize.

Since starting “her own thing,” the Mokomakis, in 2011, she has quickly gained recognition around the world and is currently working on a number of international illustration commissions.