We are happy to announce that Buyulu Fener has acquired Turkish rights to all five books in Tove Appelgren’s critically acclaimed Vesta-Linnea picture book series. Buyulu Fener is an imprint of Alfa Yayinlari, which is one of Turkey’s largest and best-known publishers.
Nominated for the 2008 Finlandia Junior Prize, the Vesta-Linnea series narrates one family’s ordinary life with its joys, frustrations and moments of sadness. The stories, which star a little girl named Vesta-Linnea, have been praised for their psychological insight and humour.
The series comprises Vesta-Linnea and Monster Mom (Schildts & Söderströms 2001), It’s Time to Sleep Now, Vesta-Linnea (Schildts & Söderströms 2003), Vesta-Linnea and the Velvet-Nosed Puppy (Schildts & Söderströms 2005), Vesta-Linnea’s Darkest Thought (Schildts & Söderströms 2008) and Vesta-Linnea in the Moonlight (Schildts & Söderströms 2013). The books are illustrated by Salla Savolainen, who is also known for her work on Sinikka Nopola and Tiina Nopola’s Hayflower and Quiltshoe series (Tammi).
About the author: Tove Appelgren (b. 1969) is an author, theatre director and lyricist whose accolades include a nomination for the 2010 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Her works have sold tens of thousands of copies in several countries.
Original publisher: FINLAND (Swedish), Schildts & Söderströms
CHINA (Simplified Chinese), Beijing Hanzhang xingwen Book Distribution
CZECH REPUBLIC, Plav
ESTONIA, TEA Publishers
FINLAND (Finnish), Tammi
GERMANY, Friedrich Oetinger
INDIA (Hindi), Arvind Kumar
INDIA (English), A&A Books
TURKEY, Buyulu Fener/Alfa Yayinlari
English sample of books 2-4