An Illustrated Kalevala

Myths and Legends from Finland

Kirsti Mäkinen; Illustrated by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin; Translated by Kaarina Brooks

Price:
£20.00
Availability:
Not yet published - due 14 May 2020

Quick Look

  • A thrilling and inspiring prose retelling of Finland’s national folk saga
  • Presented in a sumptuously produced hardback gift edition that will be treasured by readers of all ages
  • Stunning, delicate illustrations from acclaimed artist Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin bring the story to life in rich and exquisite detail

Encounter magical shamans, mighty eagles and terrifying beasts in this superb prose retelling of Finland's national folk saga, lavishly illustrated and beautifully presented in a hardback gift edition.

Format:
hardback
Size:
234 x 210 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 9 to 16 years
Extent:
120 pages
ISBN:
9781782506430
Publication date:
14 May 2020

Description

Encounter magical shamans, mighty eagles and terrifying beasts in this lavishly illustrated, adaptation of the classic Finnish epic.

This superb prose retelling of Finland's national folk saga is brought to life with exquisitely detailed artwork of magical creatures, snowy mountains, adventurous heroes and dark forests by renowned illustrator Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin.

Thrilling and inspiring, An Illustrated Kalevala is the perfect collection to share and give a lifetime of enjoyment to children and adults alike.

Reviews

Praise for Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin:

'The illustrations are beyond marvelous.'
-- Youth Services Book Review on Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas

Author

Kirsti Mäkinen (1939-2016) worked at the National Board of Education of Finland and was a lecturer in Finnish language and literature at the Helsinki Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu High School. Her adaptation of The Kalevala for children was awarded a 2009 Aesop Prize from the American Folklore Society.

Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin is a well-known Finnish illustrator, renowned for her delicate, detailed portrayals of Finland's wildlife and folklore. She graduated in 1977 from Helsinki University of Art and Design and has since illustrated many books loved by children and adults. She is the illustrator of Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas, also published by Floris Books.

Kaarina Brooks was born in Finland and emigrated to Canada as a child. She is a translator and illustrator of three books of Finnish folktales for children.

Just feel like browsing?

Browse our catalogues

Interested in an author?

Discover authors