The Duskspinner

Mila Teräs

Original title: Hämärinkäinen

Author: Mila Teräs

Illustrator: Karoliina Pertamo

Published: 2015

Publisher: Karisto

Genre: Picture Books (0-3 Years)

Pages: 32

Reading material:

English sample

The Duskspinner is about a tiny creature who weaves darkness. It’s an important job: after twilight falls the nocturnal creatures can start their shifts. But there’s someone who hates the Duskspinner: florist Keikander’s flowers need more light! Keikander decides to break the Duskspinner’s loom, but he doesn’t understand the consequences of his actions…

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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Karisto (orig.)

About author

Mila Teräs

Mila Teräs has been nominated for several prizes, like for the prestigious Topelius Prize in 2006 & 2013, and for the Anni Polva Prize in 2013. She was shortlisted for IBBY honors list 2007, and her and Karoliina Pertamo’s previous collaborations were nominated for the most renowned children’s literary prize in Finland, the Finlandia Prize, in 2014 and 2015.

Two books from Mila Teräs’ middle-grade Telma series have been translated into German. She has written for kids, youngsters and adults.

Bibliography


2017, Picture Books (0-3 Years)

Mila Teräs

The Fox Who Painted the Sky


2016, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Mila Teräs

The Witch Mirror


2015, Picture Books (0-3 Years)

Mila Teräs

The Duskspinner