The Smelly Hand: and Other Dreadful Stories from Uhriniituntakainen

Reading material

Finnish edition

Original title: Haiseva käsi ja muita kauheita tarinoita Uhriniituntakaisesta

Published: 2016

Publisher: Karisto

Class/genre: Young Adults

Pages: 229

Zombies, ghosts and bogeymen don’t exist. Are you sure?  In a small village like Uhriniituntakainen, you can never be sure of that . . .

The school chemistry teacher’s hand starts to smell worse day by day.

Irina and Hope catch the train to visit their granny one day and a thin woman with insect-like spectacles gets on the train.

A doll won in the lucky dip at the funfair turns out to be rather unusual.

A collection of creepy stories, The Smelly Hand promises to scare as well as entertain, while tackling weightier issues that trouble youngsters, such as bullying, divorcing parents, and loneliness.

“…well-balanced and suitably chilling.” Ibby Finland blog

“This book comes highly recommended for horror fans, both younger and older alike.” Kirjastonkummitus blog, Finland

Magdalena Hai


Magdalena Hai is a lover of cross genre fiction and all things strange, and her fiction often combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Besides writing Hai teaches writing and is an active member and editor in the publishing co-operative Osuuskumma.

Bibliography


Magdalena Hai

The Beggar Princess

2012, Young Adults


Magdalena Hai

The Grumblebelly Cat

2017, Picture Book


Magdalena Hai

The Third Sister

2018, Young Adults


Magdalena Hai

The Little Shop of Nightmares 2: The Lost Teeth

2019, Middle-Grade

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