Princess Rascal

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Finnish edition

Original title: Prinsessa Rämäpään talvitaika

Published: 2017

Publisher: Tammi

Class/genre: Picture Book

Pages: 42 pp.

Princess Rascal is a spirited and resourceful little girl, like the kid sister of Pippi Longstocking!

You would think that Rascal is a just a little girl, but she’s also a princess with many crowns for different purposes: one for Important Thoughts, one for Great Adventures, one for Peaceful Dreams. When Mom gets mad at her, she must find the right crown to calm Mom down.

Princess Rascal is a picture book about a little girl who knows her mind and has a heart of gold, though sometimes it’s difficult to know the right thing to do. The book has been praised for its accurate and hilarious depictions of everyday life in a toddler family: sometimes parents get tired, too.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
DENMARK: Gads forlag
LITHUANIA: Nieko rimto

”Absolutely the best kind of literary peer support for parents for a long time.”

“Princess Rascal is on the other hand a light and goofy book with toilet humor to entertain little listeners. Mervi Lindman’s illustrations are wonderfully expressive and fit the story excellently! On the other hand the book draws a picture of the chaos of daily life with small children.”
– Lue meille äitikulta blog

Elina Hirvonen

ELINA HIRVONEN is an 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. She is also known for her picture book series Princess Rascal, and she is currently writing a middle-grade trilogy – the first book of the series, Julia & P.A.L. will be published in fall 2020.

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



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