Monster Route

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

ALBANIA: Westprint

BRAZIL: DarkSide Books

CHINA: Beijing Publishing Group Co., Ltd.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Portál, s. r. o.

ESTONIA: Tiritamm

FRANCE: Robert Laffont

GERMANY: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & CO. KG.

KOREA: Seosawon Co., Ltd.

LITHUANIA: Nieko rimto

NETHERLANDS: Luitingh-Sijthof

NORWAY: Gyldendal

POLAND: Vesper

ROMANIA: Editura Univers SRL

RUSSIA: Rosman


UKRAINE: School Publishing House

Original title: Mörköreitti

Author: Tuutikki Tolonen

Illustrator: Pasi Pitkänen

Published: 2016

Publisher: Tammi

Genre: Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Pages: 300

Part of a series: Monster Nanny trilogy

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Mimi 6 years, has snuck into the monsters’ underground world after her monster friend Grah. She travels in their tunnels, led by the odd Gate Keeper. Back at home, Koby and Halley put their heads together and manage to get in touch with Mimi. But who is the mysterious and frightening ruler of the monster world?

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Tuutikki Tolonen

Tuutikki Tolonen is the author of several acclaimed children’s books, plays and academic articles. For Monster Nanny she received the Arvid Lydecken award. She teaches creative writing and has worked as an editor and reporter at Vinski, a Finnish literary magazine for children. Her inspiration for the Monster Nanny trilogy sparked during a family breakfast. “My son Leo, then six, said: ‘I heard on the radio yesterday that all moms have to go on vacation and monsters will take their places,” she says.

Tolonen is currently writing the Agnes series, of which the first book "Agnes and the Garden of Dreams" was in 2020 nominated for both Runeberg Junior and Arvid Lydecken Awards and won LukuVarkaus 2020 award!


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