Julia & P.A.L.

Reading material

English sample and synopsis

Original title: Julia ja Pehmoeläinten Maailmanneuvosto

Published: 2020 Fall

Publisher: Tammi

Class/genre: Middle-Grade

Pages: ~250 pp.

Toy Story meets The Avengers! The first part of the new exciting middle-grade series where plush animals have super powers.

Illustrations by Nadja Sarell

More than anything else, Julia, 10 years, wishes that somebody would like her. She can explain the structure of the universe, but has no idea how to talk to her classmates. What she doesn’t know is that she already has her very own best friend – her toy bunny Buck, who in reality is a top secret agent of the Plush Animal League (P.A.L.).

The P.A.L. headquarters is located in outer space where the agents follow children through their monitor, ready to act immediately when their child needs help. And Julia does! Buck turns Julia’s bed into a magic flying spacecraft and takes her on a ride through space and time. Buck wants to show Julia that the same things that make her feel out of place among her classmates now, are her unique character strengths that will make her happy and loved in the future. But the P.A.L. has an enemy; the Soldiers of Vombat, an army of forgotten toys. They plot to overtake Plush Animal League and control children’s actions and wishes. Julia finds out that she is the only one who can stop the evil plan!

 

Elina Hirvonen


ELINA HIRVONEN is the author of adults’ and children’s prose, a journalist and documentary filmmaker. She has written four highly acclaimed adults’ novels that are at the same time tragic and beautiful, and two children’s books.

She has received Kalevi Jäntti Prize, and Nuori Aleksis Prize and has been nominated for Finlandia Prize and Debut Prize.

 

Bibliography


Elina Hirvonen

Princess Rascal

2017, Picture Book


Elina Hirvonen

Red Storm

2019, Literary


Elina Hirvonen

Princess Rascal and the Potty Words

2019 May, Picture Book

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