Aina Ponoi

Veera Salmi

Original title: Aina Ponoi

Author: Veera Salmi

Published: 2023

Publisher: FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

Genre: Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Reading material:

English sample and synopsis, Finnish pdf.

A charming fantasy novel about Oboi who whilst searching for his lost sister ends up in an astonishing world of Aina Ponoi.

Could reading be super dangerous? Can a book be a freeway ticket to another world? Young Oboi doesn’t believe in stories, but ends up swept in one when he finds an entrance ticket in the middle of a mysterious book. The book takes Oboi to a strange fantasy world, Aina Ponoi, where he must find his sister.

Aina Ponoi is a place where everything is possible and Oboi is able to escape his worries - health troubles and his mother’s new relationship - for even a little while.

A standalone sequel to The Book of Oboi.

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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

About author

Veera Salmi

Veera Salmi is a Helsinki-based writer, who has worked over 15 years as a kindergarten teacher. The real starting point for her career as a writer was given by the children in the kindergarten, who said they wanted to hear stories of children who live in the city. So she started writing such stories. Now Veera Salmi is a bestselling author of over 20 books.


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