Thursday, 7 August 2014

IN SHADOWS OF TREES




Under tree shadows, on forest paths, on city streets with Canadian jugglers, swimming and reading.

Helmenkantaja by Marja-Leena Mikkola is a sweet but adventurous story about a girl and her journey under summery shiny waters. Cover illustration by me, design by Päivi Puustinen, published by Otava in Finnish. So grateful to illustrate this cover for my own childhood favourite author.

Tickling sun beams!

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Heippa!

"Klassikko tekijän suloinen mutta jännittävä saturomaani ammentaa taitavasti vanhasta suomalaisesta tarinaperinteestä.

Eräänä aamuna Reetta näkee kesäpaikan rannassa suuren pyrstön välähdyksen vedessä. Hän saa viimein varmistuksen sille minkä on aavistanut aina: veden pinnan alla on kokonainen toinen todellisuus salaisuuksineen, aarteineen ja vaaroineen.

Veden väki on ahdingossa. Joku on vienyt Veden emännän kauniin pienokaisen. Reetan on aika täyttää oma osuutensa ikivanhasta ennustuksesta.
"  Otava


Oman lapsuudensuosikkini Marja-Leena Mikkolan Helmenkantaja-kirja kuvittamallani kannella on ilmestynyt! Design: Päivi Puustinen, julkaisija: Otava.

Leppoisia hellepäiviä!

10 comments:

  1. Your work is fantastic, congratulations! It must be a real happiness to have the opportunity to express how your favourite author moves you and your imagination!
    I see you enjoy your summer to the full!
    Our seaside is waiting for me...:)

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    1. The summer was very magical, hopefully yours too!

      Your seaside, it looked so good last year (:

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  2. Congratulations! It's beautiful. What a great achievement for an illustrator to make the cover for a book from her favourite childhood author :-)

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  3. Great work! I just bought a copy of my favourite childhood book and thought that was exciting, let alone illustrate your favourite childhood author's book :)

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  4. That book cover is incredible!

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