Finnish children’s books hot off the presses worldwide

Newsletter_kids_books_Apr152014New translations of several Finnish children’s books have arrived this spring in bookstores around the world.

Dar Al Saqi published the Arabic edition of Diktatorn (Schildts & Söderströms 2010), the illustrated tale of a pint-sized dictator by Ulf Stark and Linda Bondestam. The Arabic edition was translated by Maria Pakkala and Sampsa Peltonen.

In Norway, Camilla Mickwitz’s classic, Jason and Angry Viivi (Jason ja vihainen Viivi, Tammi 1982), was published by Aschehoug on April 1st with a translation by Åge Brinsværd. Aschehoug had previously published the Norwegian edition of Jason, the first book in the series.

In Hungary, Kolibri published Tiina Nopola and Mervi Lindman’s Siri and Her New Friends (Siiri ja kolme Ottoa, Tammi 2002), the first book in the 11-part Siri picture book series. Ottilia Kovács did the Hungarian translation. The 12th Siri book, Siri and the Naughty Star, will be published in Finland this autumn.

Also in Hungary, Cerkabella published two books in Sinikka Nopola and Tiina Nopola’s wildly popular Ricky Rapper series, Ricky Rapper and the Noodlehead (Risto Räppääjä ja nuudelipää, Tammi 2000) and Ricky Rapper and the Horrible Sausage (Risto Räppääjä ja kauhea makkara, Tammi 1998). These Hungarian translations were also penned by Ottilia Kovács.

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