I’LL BECOME A RESEARCHER sold to Latvia! First international sale for this Children’s Non-Fiction title!

We are overjoyed to announce that the Latvian rights for I’LL BECOME A RESEARCHER, a children’s non-fiction title written by Tero Mielonen and illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu, have been acquired by Latvijas Mediji! The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Latvijas Mediji praised the book for being an inspiring and entertaining read:

“I’ll Become a Researcher” is a vibrant and important book, introducing young readers to the various career options that their interests can lead to. This book celebrates the need for research and evidence-based thinking in the modern world (including the importance of humanities!). It will provide many fun hours for the readers and their parents and teachers who will be able to study the detailed illustrations and discuss the different professions of the world together.
– Līva Kukle, Children’s Editor, Latvijas Mediji

Download the full English PDF here!

by Tero Mielonen and Mari Ahokoivu
Ursa, 2021, 53 pp.

South American Kat used to examine the starry skies with her father and now her job is to search for new planets. Marjane loved hunting for treasures, and she became an archeologist who solves the mysteries of ancient cultures. Eduardo loved playing video games. He did not become a professional gamer, but now he creates climate models and ponders what our world will be like in a hundred years. All kinds of people do science, and anyone can become a scientist!

Ursa, 2021, 53 pp.

Full English PDF

FINLAND: Ursa (orig.)
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji

About author

Mari Ahokoivu

Mari Ahokoivu is a Finnish illustrator and a comics artist. She’s been drawing professionally for over 10 years, mainly drawing graphic novels and comics for children, including Sanni & Joonas and Lola Olifante. Ahokoivu loves everything cute and scary. She lives and works in Copenhagen. 

Mari Ahokoivu won the Puupäähattu Comic Book Award 2023, and together with Laura Ertimo, they won the Tieto-Lauri Award 2022 and were nominated for the Finlandia Prize 2021 for WHERE DID THE ANIMALS GO?!

About author

Tero Mielonen

Tero Mielonen (PhD) is an atmospheric scientist and a comic book enthusiast. He studies the role of atmospheric aerosols in climate change at the Finnish Meteorological Institute. He also enjoys public outreach in its various forms.

Mielonen has written a children’s book, I'll Become a Researcher (illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu) which gives introductions to several scientific fields and shows how you can still do the things you enjoyed as a child when you become a scientist. A graphic novel written by Mielonen, The Ozone Diary, was shortlisted for Comic/Graphic Novel at the British Fantasy Awards 2020. Mielonen lives in Kuopio and is partial to cycling everywhere.