Original title: Anni kaverinkesyttäjä suolaisilla vesillä
Author: Kaisa Paasto
Illustrator: Mari Ahokoivu
Genre: Middle Grade (8-12 Years)
Part of a series: Anni the Friend Tamer series
English full sample
Dealing with ghosts – and tricky cousins – is a lot more fun on a sunny island!
Get ready for some maritime vibes! If you like Vi på Saltkråkan (Seacrow Island) by Astrid Lindgren, this book may well be your new favorite.
Anni and her family spend the summer on a small island with her cousin's family. Anni doesn’t remember her cousin Niko that well, but oh boy, does he turn out to be a pest. Niko keeps telling Anni about a ghost on the island, an old laundry lady who was also named Anni. Anni is not a gullible person, but when the evidence piles up, it's hard not to be spooked... On a more fun note, a big treasure hunt is held on the island and Anni is determined to win it!
Kaisa Paasto manages to carry out the inner emotional world of shy children, but at the same time effortlessly portrays the heroine as likable and self-confident. What immediately convinced us was the sweet little pig, which reflects the development of the protagonist: At first scared, strange, and a bit out of place, in the end an open, lovable friend. What a wonderful story!
– Laura Hänel, Editor, Loewe Verlag, Germany
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
GERMANY: Loewe Verlag