Original title: Mustan Kuun majakka
Author: Reetta Niemelä
Illustrator: Katri Kirkkopelto
Publisher: Lasten Keskus
Genre: Middle Grade (8-12 Years)
Black Moon Lighthouse continues the charming magical adventure of Saimi and her friends of the secret folk!
- Book 1 in the series won the Arvid Lydecken Prize 2022
- Nominated for the Finlandia Children’s and YA Prize 2022
- Illustrator Katri Kirkkopelto was nominated for the Finlandia Prize several times (2005, 2016, 2020) and is the winner of the Kylli Koski Prize 2009
- Author and poet Reetta Niemelä won the The Kaarina Helakisa Prize in 2011 and has so far been nominated for the Finlandia Prize three times
Something truly mysterious is happening in Bluehill! A group called “Bedtime’s Ugliest Fears Forgotten: Orcs Out at Night” aka B.U.F.F.O.O.N, which persecutes the secret folk, is circling the streets. Indeed, it seems that some folk have gone missing already! Saimi and her friends try to find out what it’s all about, but that is hard to do when adults are disturbing them. And if that wasn’t enough, a bunch of ghosts decide to celebrate the Kekri festival. Eventually the worst fears of Saimi and her friends come true: one of them disappears!
A dangerous operation begins, illuminated by the silver-coloured heartfires of dragons shining deep from within the ground. Is it possible that the ancient lighthouse would once more shine the beacons of the secret folk?
FINLAND: Lasten Keskus (orig.)