The Fox Who Painted the Sky

Mila Teräs

Original title: Kettu ja värit

Author: Mila Teräs

Illustrator: Karoliina Pertamo

Published: 2017

Publisher: Karisto

Genre: Picture Books (0-3 Years)

Pages: 32

Reading material:

English translation

German edition

The Fox Who Painted the Sky is a story about a little fox who wants to find the most beautiful color in the world and paint the sky with it. The fox’s friends suggest their favorite colors; grass-green, snow-white and sea-blue, but the little fox has a solution to please everyone – did you ever wonder how the Northern Lights came to be?

Download reading materials

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Karisto
CZECH REPUBLIC: Kavka knižní a výtvarná kultura
GERMANY: Knesebck Verlag

About author

Mila Teräs

Mila Teräs has been awarded the prestigious Kaarina Helakisa Prize for her works for children's and YA literature, and her works have been nominated for e.g. the Finlandia and Topelius Prizes. She writes for children, young adults and adults, and often incorporates fantasy and historical elements into her realistic work.


2023, Picture Books (0-3 Years)

Mila Teräs

The Vole and the Moon

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