Children's Literature from Scandinavia
Some of Tove Jansson's Moomintrolls

In this issue, Transcript takes a peep at children's books in Scandinavia. We present the late Tove Jansson and her Moomins, and in an article by Sirke Happonen translated by Thomas Warburton, we read how Jansson's pictures give wings to fantasy. Denmark's Josefine Ottesen's On The Furthest Island tells us more about mysterious Berkanas. Her book is the first of a trilogy about boy-hero Odd. To complete the adventure, Charlotte Blay takes us to rugged Greenland in her The Huskies are Howling where two young people fall in love. Read also about growth in the area of children's literature in Finland in a comprehensive article by Päivi Heikkilä-Halttunen. And for further information on children's books in Danish, visit Danish children's literature.

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