The Fox Who Painted the Sky

Reading material

English text
Finnish edition

Original title: Kettu ja värit

Published: 2017

Publisher: Karisto

Class/genre: Picture Book

Pages: 32 pp.

The Fox Who Painted the Sky is a story about a little fox who wants to find the most beautiful color in the world and paint the sky with it. The fox’s friends suggest their favorite colors; grass-green, snow-white and sea-blue, but the little fox has a solution to please everyone – did you ever wonder how the Northern Lights came to be?

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Karisto (orig.)
GERMANY: Knesebeck Verlag

“A beautiful and atmospherically peaceful, even poetic, picture book” – Luetaanko tämä blog

“Very beautiful” – Sininen keskitie blog

“This book is wonderful for all kinds of needs! The book is perfect for all dreamers (that is, probably for everyone). Additionally, it can be suitable for children who are learning colors.” – Pienten taikapiiri blog

Mila Teräs

MILA TERÄS has written several books for children, young adults and adults, and been nominated for the prestigious Finlandia Junior and Topelius prizes. She often incorporates fantasy and historical elements into her realistic work.

Mila Teräs has been nominated for several prizes, like for the prestigious Topelius Prize in 2006 & 2013, and for the Anni Polva Prize in 2013. She was shortlisted for IBBY honors list 2007, and her and Karoliina Pertamo’s previous collaborations were nominated for the most renowned children’s literary prize in Finland, the Finlandia Prize, in 2014 and 2015.

Two books from Mila Teräs’ middle-grade Telma series have been translated into German. She has written for kids, youngsters and adults.


Mila Teräs

The Duskspinner

2015, Picture Book

Mila Teräs

The Witch Mirror

2016, Middle-Grade

Mila Teräs

The Lost City

2019, Middle-Grade

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