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Original title: Taivazalan joutsen

Published: 2016

Publisher: Tammi

Class/genre: Middle-Grade

Pages: 237

The Key Keeper Trilogy, Book I

Miranda, Vera, and Oliver end up in an adventure that changes their lives and the way they see people of their home village – there’s more than what meets the eye in the town of Little Reed.

One August day a strange flock appears in the sky. Among the regular northern birds colorful parrots and budgies carry a basket in which a petite blue-clad lady called Opri travels with her dogs Fnannel and Flamp and her skycat Natalia. She has arrived from a place called Heavenzky to Little Reed in search of her son.

It turns out Little Reed is a gateway between three worlds, and in the village lives a key keeper, who can cross these borders. Miranda and her friends start to investigate.

Who is the key keeper? And who has kidnapped Opri’s son? Why are the children of the village falling ill, and why is their school’s headmaster getting increasingly bad-tempered? What secrets lie in the tower of the school house?

Sari Peltoniemi

Sari Peltoniemi is a versatile and respected author who writes for children, young adults, and adults. She has also written lyrics and played the bass in the Noitalinna huraa! band. Peltoniemi’s texts have the ability to transform even the most ordinary into extraordinary and everyday life into an adventure. Peltoniemi says she writes organic fantasy that combines everyday reality with the countless possibilities of the imagination.


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