The Giant Girl and Her Tiny Friend (Jättityttö ja Pirhonen, Tammi 2011), written by Hannele Huovi and illustrated by Kristiina Louhi, and The Crododile in Love (Rakastunut krokotiili, Tammi 2011), written by Hannu Hirvonen and illustrated by Pia Sakki, have been nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize. The winner of the prestigious award is announced on 23 November 2011. The Finlandia Junior Prize is awarded by the Finnish Book Foundation in recognition of the best Finnish book for children and young people. The award sum is 30,000 euros.
Congratulatios to Hannele Huovi, Kristiina Louhi, Hannu Hirvonen and Pia Sakki!