Illustrator Kristiina Louhi wins the Kieku lifetime achievement award!

LouhinewsletterApr292015Prolific illustrator Kristiina Louhi has won the prestigious Kieku Prize. Given by the Association of Finnish Ilustrators for an outstanding illustration career, the award is worth 5,000 euros. We wish Kristiina our warmest congratulations!

Among Louhi’s works are the popular Tommy series (Tammi), the long-spanning Annie series (Tammi), the Aidan and Sophie series created with author Riitta Jalonen (Tammi) and the Finlandia Junior Prize-winning The Girl and the Jackdaw Tree (Tammi 2004), also a collaboration with Riitta Jalonen.

Louhi’s many other accolades include the 2014 Pro Finlandia Medal, given by the President of Finland to distinguished Finnish artists.

“Illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi’s humane world of images has been an inseparable part of Finnish childhoods for several generations. Her warm and gentle illustrations are incomparable in their poignancy. A child can strongly relate to her drawings, while a grown-up reader can discover different, sometimes heart-rending elements.”
– Kieku Prize jury

RIGHTS SOLD
The Tommy series:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
CHINA, Anhui Children’s Publishing House
KOREA, Sewon Books
LEBANON, Dar Kreidieh
NETHERLANDS, Mercis Publishing

The Aidan and Sophie series:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
CHINA, SDX Joint Publishing Company
ESTONIA (Võru), Võru Instituut

The Girl and the Jackdaw Tree:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ESTONIA, TEA
FRANCE, Oskar Editions
JAPAN, Nekono-kotoba-sha
LITHUANIA, Nieko Rimto

The Giant Girl and her Tiny Friend:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
EGYPT, Boustany’s Publishing House
ESTONIA (Võru), Võru Instituut
RUSSIAN, TEXT

The Annie series:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
CHINA, Beijing Double Spiral Culture and Exchange Company

Northern Lights on Snow
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
FRANCE, Oskar Editions
JAPAN, Nekono-kotoba-sha

Puppet Theatre!
Original publisher:
FINLAND, The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare
GREECE, S. Patakis S.A
JAPAN, Nekono-kotoba-sha
RUSSIA, Melik-Pashaev

Louhi’s works have also been published in: English (UK), German, Hungarian, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese

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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.

Bibliography


Kristiina Louhi

The Annie Series

1984-, Picture Book


Kristiina Louhi

The Tomppa Series

1993-, Picture Book


Kristiina Louhi

Tomppa and Dr. Ear

2017, Picture Book


Kristiina Louhi

Tomppa and the Baby

2015, Picture Book


Kristiina Louhi

Tomppa and Kerttu the Bookworm

2018, Picture Book

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