Since 1979, Finnish author Mauri Kunnas has created captivating worlds in a series of illustrated children's books that have covered stories that may already be familiar to adults in a child friendly manner.
The stars of his stories are in an instantly recognisable style, often clothed animals taking the part of humans to add to the fun! Starting off with The Book Of Finnish Elves which told the story of those household guardian spirits that dwell in Finnish houses his story-telling was instantly loved by children.
Later books took in amazing tales of Santa Claus, an incredible version of the Finnish fable the Kalevala with canine stars, fun filled Viking stories with The Vikings Are Coming and a hilarious re-telling of the wagon trail in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Circus. Also not to be missed are the canine interpretation of Aleksis Kivi's novel 'Seven Brothers' in The Seven Dog Brothers and the hysterically funny series of books starring the sleepwalking Mr Clutterbuck!
The sense of humour that runs throughout all of Mauri Kunnas' books will be enjoyed and adored by child and parents alike with the illustrations also sure to become firm favourites. Mauri Kunnas has created a series of characters and stories that shouldn’t be missed!