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Tatun ja Patun Suomi
(Tatu and Patu’s Finland)
By Aino Havukainen and Sami Toivonen, Illustrated by Aino Havukainen and Sami Toivonen
Published by Otava 2007

Story summary

Brothers Tatu and Patu are alien children, they set out to explore Finland and its culture. In their own funny way they explorethe country looking at its nature, history and culture and turn up lots of fascinating information.

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Koirien Kalevala (Kalevala of the dogs)

By Mauri Kunnas and Tarja Kunnas, Illustrated by Mauri Kunnas and Tarja Kunnas
Published by Otava 1992

Story summary

A colourful story that is adapted from the Finnish National Epic, The Kalevala. The tribes of cats, dogs and wolves live close to one another. A cat and two dogs are competing to woo a beautiful wolf girl that ends in a dreadful fight over her.

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Heinähatun ja Vilttitossun kaksitoista kuuta
(The Twelve Moons of Hey Hat and Felt Slipper)

By Sinikka and Tiina Nopola, Illustrated by Markus Majaluoma
Published by
Tammi 2006

Story summary

The book has twelve stories, one for each month of the year. For example, midsummer magic, picking mushrooms and writing a letter to Santa Claus.

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Kärpäslätkää
(Flyswatter)

By Kaija Pispa, Illustrated by Elina Warsta
Published by
WSOY 2004

Story summary

This is a poetry book for children. There are many cheerful rhymes on nature, bugs and other animals. Some of the poems use funny wordplays and rhymes.

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Mestaritontun seikkailut
(The Adventures of the Elven Elder)

By Aili Somersalo, Illustrated by Onni Mansnerus
Published by
WSOY 1991

Story summary

The Elven Elder of the King of Fairyland leaves his position to travel with a witch to a remote island. He faces challenges much too difficult for an elf and turns to the Prince of Fairyland for help.

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Korvatunturi
(Korvatunturi, the home of Santa Claus)

By Pekka Vuori, Illustrated by Pekka Vuori
Published by
Otava 2001

Story summary

We all know what Santa Claus does at Christmas time but what does he do the rest of the year? Korvatunturi is the story of the rest of Santa’s year and the elves and animals that help him.

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