An Illustrated Collection of Nordic Animal Tales

Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin; Translated by Jill Timbers

Not yet published - due 19 May 2022

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  • This stunning hardback is a charming introduction to the tradition and magic of Nordic culture
  • The animals of Nordic folklore -- Fox, Wolf, Bear and more -- star in this sparkling and authentic collection of tales for readers of all ages
  • Created by Finnish author-illustrator Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, who is renowned for her characterful portrayals of the creatures and landscapes of Finland

A beautifully illustrated collection of animal tales from traditional Nordic folklore, created by renowned author-illustrator Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin (Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas).

254 x 210 mm
Floris Books
Story Books & Anthologies
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 6 to 10 years
128 pages
Publication date:
19 May 2022


Travel to the snowy forests of Finland to meet the animals of the north in this charming and beautifully illustrated collection of traditional animal tales.

Classic characters of Nordic folklore -- cunning Fox, gullible Wolf and great Bear -- star in these lively stories of mischief and fun. Readers will discover how Bear became lord of the northern forests, how Fox outwitted Raven, and how Rabbit earned his fluffy white tail.

This stunning storybook collection is created by renowned Finnish author-illustrator Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, with her trademark intricate, authentic and characterful drawings of the creatures and landscapes of Finland. Full of warmth and wit, this is a perfect way for readers of all ages to explore the tradition and magic of Nordic culture.


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, co-created with her daughter Nora, and An Illustrated Kalevala, both published by Floris Books.

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