Excellent reviews for Maria Turtschaninoff’s Maresi

Maresi (Schildts & Söderströms 2014), Maria Turtschaninoff’s story about The Red Abbey, a refuge and a haven for girls, which is located on a small, southern island. On of the residents is the 13-year-old Maresi with an appetite for learning and books who fled famine and poverty four years ago. Critics have praised Turtschaninoff’s portrayal of friendship and the book’s originality.

Read the reviews here:

The Times: ”It’s hard not to be impressed with Turtschaninoff’s magical world”

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So Many Books, So Little Time:  ”Maresi is an immersive, exciting and original start to a series that will pull in even those unsure of fantasy.”

Love Reading 4 Kids: ”What an unusual and powerful novel.  Turtschaninoff creates an original fantasy world, and her parable of sisterhood and bravery will enthral readers.”

When You Close The Book: “I am so in love with this book that I want everyone to read it.”

RIGHTS SOLD: MARESI
Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms
BELGIUM, Clavis
CANADA (French), Editions de la Bagnole/Groupe Livres Quebecor Media
CHINESE (Simplified), Shanghai 99 Readers’ Culture
DENMARK, Turbine
FINLAND, Tammi
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne
ITALY, Atmosphere Libri
NETHERLANDS, Clavis
ROMANIA, Editura Univers
SWEDEN, Berghs
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar
UNITED KINGDOM, Pushkin Press
UNITED STATES, Abrams

Reading materials: The Red Abbey Chronicles

Book I, Maresi:
Full English text
Swedish edition
Finnish edition
Book II, Naondel:
English synopsis

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

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Maria Turtschaninoff


 

Maria Turtschaninoff is known for crafting lyrical, historically inspired fantasy stories starring strong female protagonists. In addition to J.R.R. Tolkien, she counts Philip Pullman, Ursula K. Le Guin and C.S. Lewis among her favorite authors. She is a two-time winner of the Society of Swedish Literature Prize, a nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and winner of the 2014 Finlandia Junior Prize. Maria has a Master of Arts in human ecology and works full-time as a writer.

Bibliography


Maria Turtschaninoff

Maresi

2014, Young Adults


Maria Turtschaninoff

Naondel

2016, Young Adults


Maria Turtschaninoff

The Red Abbey Chronicles, Book III

2018, Young Adults

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