Tales of Wintertide 2: The Rose and the Dragon

Hannele Lampela

Original title: Talventaian tarinoita - Lohikäärmeen kirous

Author: Hannele Lampela

Published: 2021

Publisher: Otava

Genre: Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Pages: 256

Part of a series: Tales of Wintertide

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English sample and synopsis

  • The second title of the Arvid Lydecken Prize-nominated series!

Part Two of the Tales of Wintertide series deals with growing up as a young woman through a reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale.

To become a member of the Storytellers Guild, Are must cope with a horrible task. A huge dragon holds over the city of Roses, and only Are can destroy the bloodthirsty beast.

But how do you tell apart a monster and who the real enemy of roses is?

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FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

About author

Hannele Lampela

Hannele Lampela's lovable works have been praised above all for their rich humor and ability to truly show the world from a child's perspective. She has the ability to enchant her readers, and that is why both children and adults love her stories. Lampela's works have been dramatized for example by the Finnish National Theater, Kuopio City Theater and YLE's radio plays. She has been awarded the prestigious Kaarina Helakisa Prize for her work and she has been nominated for Runeberg Junior award in 2019 and for Storytel Award, and Arvid Lydecken Award in 2020.

In addition to her fictional works, Lampela has written and created  a world of stories for the next national ABC book of Finnish schools. First graders across the country will learn to read through Hannele’s texts. Lampela lives in a small wooden house in the middle of apple trees with her family, and spends her days not only writing, but also pampering herself and others on a regular basis.


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