We are also thrilled to share that THE FOX AND THE SILENCE by Reetta Niemelä and Eri Shimatsuka was sold to Japan! Iwanami Shoten acquired the rights in a deal closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Agency in cooperation with Tuttle-Mori Agency in Japan.
THE FOX AND THE SILENCE is a new picture book collaboration between the winner of the Arvid Lydecken Award 2022 Reetta Niemelä and textile artist and illustrator Eri Shimatsuka.
Iwanami Shoten are a renowned publisher famous for classics. They are The Japanese publisher of Astrid Lindgren and other authors like Frida Nilsson, Mariko Tamaki, and Anni Swan.
They praised the title saying:
“A lovely fox who has big ears but loves silence. With his rich sensibility and big courage, this picture book gently shows young kids how differently we see, smell, hear, taste and feel the world.
What an amazing book !”
Curious to find out more about this title? We have a full English translation for you to read!
Kettu ja hiljaisuus
Otava, September 2023, 32 pp.
Age group: 0-3
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
JAPAN: Iwanami Shoten
Full English sample translation