Iina Marja's Day From Dawn to Dusk in a Lapp Village by Jaakko Alatalo


Iina Marja's Day From Dawn to Dusk in a Lapp Village by Jaakko Alatalo

This is part of the series A Child's Day, which focuses on the daily lives and experiences of children in countries around the world. We follow the child all through the day: from waking up, through breakfast, going to school, learning, travelling home, playing, and getting ready for bed. This book introduces Iina Marja, who lives in a village in Lapland. Iina-Marja's day begins with morning lessons. The she and her mother board the seaplane and fly over the water to Raittijarvi, their second home in the Arctic wilderness. At Raittijarvi, Iina-Marja helps make dinner, goes fishing on the lake and, at the end of the day, chats to her father by the fire in the goahti (tent). This book is part of the series A Child's Day, photographic information books concentrating on the daily lives and experiences of children in countries around the world, published in association with Oxfam.

About the Author

Jaakko Alatalo was born in the Midwestern part of Finland. He studied photography at Lahti Institute of design and he has been working as a free lance photographer and author for over thirty years. He has lived in Lapland since the 1978. Numerous newspapers, magazines and book publishers have used his photographs and texts. He has created some photo-poem books together with poet Vilho Vahasarja. The most popular books have been Jo kukkii tunturimaa (The land of fells is already blooming), Taas tunturiin lauluni vien (I'll take my song to the fells) and Herran kasivarrella (On the arms of the Lord). Jaakko Alatalo has also written some manuscripts for movies, drama and opera.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

14th May 2009



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