Estonian rights sold to Tales from Bug Forest by Ville Hytönen

Hytonen_newsletterFeb262015We are happy to announce that Koolibri has acquired Estonian rights to author Ville Hytönen’s latest picture book, Tales from Bug Forest (Tammi 2014)!

Koolibri is also the Estonian publisher of Ville Hytönen and illustrator Matti Pikkujämsä’s Finlandia Junior Prize -nominated Wonky Donkey (Tammi 2013).

Tales from Bug Forest is an astonishingly multilayered and imaginative work that contains educational thoughts between the lines.”
– Kadri Haljamaa, editor, Koolibri

Published in summer of 2014, Tales from Bug Forest has earned rave reviews from Finnish critics. The delightful and poetic picture book, set in a world of insects with distinctive personalities, is illustrated by acclaimed graphic designer and artist Virpi Penna.

Praise for Ville Hytönen:

”The inhabitants of Bug Forest are as cute as can be…the language is wonderfully real, bold and, most importantly, descriptive. The illustrations are expressive, and there are pictures on every page, holding the attention of even the smallest readers.”
Meidän perhe (”Our Family”) magazine, Finland (on Tales from Bug Forest)

”Ville Hytönen has given us a charming book from the land of bugs…this is high-quality children’s literature.”
Kirjavinkit (”Book Tips”) literature blog, Finland (on Tales from Bug Forest)

”Hytönen uses unbelievably nimble and descriptive language without needing to show off.”
Lapsen maailma (”Kid’s World”) magazine, Finland (on Tales from Bug Forest)

”Hytönen’s language is expressive, and captivating when read out loud.”
-Finlandia Junior Prize jury (on Wonky Donkey)

About the author:

Ville Hytönen (b. 1982) is a poet, children’s book writer, bookshop owner, columnist and publishing director at Savukeidas Publishing. His poems have been translated into 16 languages. In 2010 he received the Sammon Tekijät Award, given by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture to recognize creativity and innovation. Wonky Donkey, which Hytönen created together with illustrator Matti Pikkujämsä, was nominated for the prestigious 2013 Finlandia Junior Prize and named one of 2013′s three most beautiful Finnish children’s books by the Finnish Book Art Committee.

RIGHTS SOLD: Tales from Bug Forest
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Tammi
ESTONIA, Koolibri

RIGHTS SOLD: Wonky Donkey
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Tammi
ESTONIA, Koolibri

Reading material:
Tales from Bug Forest
Finnish edition
Wonky Donkey
Full English text
Finnish edition

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

Ville Hytönen


Ville Hytönen (b. 1982) is a poet, children’s book writer, bookshop owner, columnist and publishing director at Savukeidas Publishing, which he founded at the age of 19. He lives in Tallinn, Estonia. Hytönen’s poems have been translated into 16 languages. In 2010 he received the Sammon Tekijät Award for new thinking, creativity and innovation. Awarded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, the prize is worth 50,000 euros.

Wonky Donkey (Hipinäaasi apinahiisi, Tammi 2013), which Hytönen created together with illustrator Matti Pikkujämsä, was nominated for the prestigious 2013 Finlandia Junior Prize that honours the year’s best children’s book. Wonky Donkey was also named one of 2013’s three most beautiful Finnish children’s books by the Finnish Book Art Committee.

Bibliography


Ville Hytönen

Tales from Bug Forest

2014, Picture Book


Ville Hytönen

Wonky Donkey

2013, Picture Book


Ville Hytönen

Winter in Bug Forest

2018, Picture Book

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