Hippu by Oili Tanninen
  

Hippu

Written by Oili Tanninen
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Hippu by Oili Tanninen

This pleasingly straight-forward story tells of a mouse called Hippu who invites a homeless dog to share with him the simple pleasures of everyday life. Portrayed through bold, graphic colours and cut-out shapes Hippu feels as fresh and contemporary today as it did on first publication in 1967. Written and illustrated by one of Finland's most cherished artists, and translated here for the first time in English, Hippu is destined to become a classic worldwide.

About the Author

Oili Tanninen is one of Finland's most treasured creators of children's literature. Having written and illustrated over twenty children's books, Tanninen became a household name in the 1960's when her beloved Nunnu books were broadcast as an animation series for television. She has received several major awards throughout her career including the Hans Christen Andersen Certificate of Honour (three times over), the Topelius Finnish Literature Prize, The Rudolf Koiru Award, the State Literature Award, Finland, and most recently, the Kieku Award for lifetime achievement in illustration. Oili Tanninen was born in 1933 in Sortavaia, Finland, and graduated from the Institute of Industrial Arts in 1953. An artist and teacher in the arts, Tanninen and her family lived in Moscow, London and Washington before returning to Helsinki where she now lives.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Oili Tanninen
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Publisher

Tate Publishing

Publication date

4th September 2014

ISBN

9781849762663


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