by Jukka Laajarinne and Timo Mänttäri
Nominated for the Finlandia Junior prize
In this fast-paced story, Dad’s a spy who works long hours and Olivia, his daughter, is fed-up: she needs more family time!
Dedicated Dad decides to hand in his resignation and take Olivia on an adventure. Mysterious characters follow on their tail, but Dad is always one step ahead. Finally, with money running out, Dad has to make a decision. Will it make Olivia happy?
Jukka Laajarinne is a popular Finnish author and winner of the Nordic Picture Book Award. He enjoys success across several genres, including novels, science fiction and short stories. [ For the AUTHORS page we can continue this blurb with: . Born in Lahti, Finland in 1970, Laajarinne studied in Helsinki, and was a freelance writer before working for several years as a maths and philosophy teacher. SPY DAD is one of two titles by Laajarinne nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize.]
Timo Mänttäri is a Finnish illustrator and versatile graphic designer whose work includes children’s books, book jackets, film graphics, postcards and posters. He lives and works in Helsinki where he enjoys old films and bookshops, and playing Lego with his two daughters.
Publication October 2017
£7.99 paperback with spot varnish
32 pages 10.5” x 8 “ 27 cm x 20 cm