Original title: Agnes ja unien avain
Author: Tuutikki Tolonen
Illustrator: Kati Vuorento
Genre: Middle Grade (8-12 Years)
Part of a series: Agnes series
English sample & synopsis
Moving to a new city is frightening enough for 11-year-old Agnes. But when she makes an exciting discovery at the local cemetery, the summer isn’t the same anymore!
Everything began on that one summer day when Agnes walked through the cemetery gate. She had just moved to a boring new town and left behind her old home and friends. But then something strange happened and her life became more exciting than ever!
She finds a tombstone that has the name Agnes on it – and the same birthday as hers! From that day on, Agnes keeps having dreams of a girl who hides a key in a beautiful garden. When Agnes stumbles upon the same garden, she knows she must find the key. But what will it open?
Winner of LukuVarkaus Award 2021!
Nominated for Arvid Lydecken Award 2021!
Nominated for Runeberg Junior Award 2021!
"Fast-paced mystery plot and relatable strong characters." – Helsingin Sanomat newspaper
”This book has the reader hooked up from the beginning! One has to read a chapter after chapter – even though it would be time to sleep.”
– Maaseudun tulevaisuus newspaper
”Oh how wonderful this book is! The story hooks you up immediately!” – Yöpöydän kirjat blog
”It was a book that made me want to scream of happiness and jump around the room in excitement. A perfect book!
– Hemulin kirjahylly blog
”The mystery plot begins from the first pages and fulfills all expectations. The characters are great, and the story manages to remind you of the importance of normal life, and the power of friendship.”
– Kallellaan kertomuksiin blog
”Mystery that grabs one’s attention, and is fast to read! – Lasten kirjahylly blog
Fast-paced mystery plot and relatable strong characters.
– Helsingin Sanomat newspaper
FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Portál, s. r. o.
DENMARK: ABC Forlag
ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
GERMANY: Carlsen Verlag
ROMANIA: Editura Paralera 45