Monster Message

Reading material

English sample & synopsis
Finnish manuscript

Original title: Mörköviesti

Published: 2020 Spring

Publisher: Tammi

Class/genre: Middle-Grade

Pages: 280

Part of a serie: Monster Nanny series

Monster Nanny Series, book 3

Will be published in Spring/Summer 2020

Hellman kids face new troubles. Mom and Dad want to move into a bigger home on the other side of the city. Mimi’s talking bathrobe feels strangely shrunk, and drops hints of leaving. Monstrologist Runar Kalli is starting to act his age without his rejuvenating root potion – and he’s 122. Something must be done. When Mimi finds crumpled leaves with strange markings in her room, they look like messages from underground, but who’s delivering them and why? And why does the Gatekeeper of the underground world appear in their bathroom?


Rights sold:

FINLAND, Tammi (orig)
GERMANY, Carl Hanser Verlag
RUSSIA, Rosman

 

Tuutikki Tolonen


Tuutikki Tolonen is the author of several acclaimed children’s books, plays and academic articles. For Monster Nanny she received the Arvid Lydecken award. She teaches creative writing and has worked as an editor and reporter at Vinski, Finland’s only literary journal for children. Her inspiration for the Monster Nanny duology sparked during a family breakfast. “My son Leo, then six, said: ‘I heard on the radio yesterday that all moms have to go on vacation and monsters will take their places,” she says.

Bibliography


Tuutikki Tolonen

Monster Nanny

2015, Middle-Grade


Tuutikki Tolonen

Monster Route

2016, Middle-Grade


Tuutikki Tolonen

Agnes and the Garden of Dreams

2020, Middle-Grade

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