Ninka Reittu

Ninka Reittu (b. 1982) is an award-winning author-illustrator as well as an art teacher and artisan. She is based in Liperi, Eastern Finland where she lives in an old vicarage in the beautiful Finnish countryside together with her family. 

Reittu imbues both images and text with a uniquely heart-warming air. Her heartfelt Super-series on a father and son relationship has been nominated for various awards. Her book You Are Super Loved (Sinä olet superrakas) was nominated for Finland’s most significant book award, Finlandia Junior in 2017.

Her books have been published in several languages around the world, including the successful picture book series Messi and Mystery Cat that has been sold in five languages. 

Ninka Reittu is also the illustrator of the popular series Princess Pintsize.

 

Photo: Vesa Tyni 2018

Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • Kaarina Helakisa Literary Prize

    2018

  • North Karelia Art Prize

    2015

Nominations

  • Runeberg Junior Prize

    2020

  • Arvid Lydecken Prize

    2018

  • Finlandia Junior Prize

    2017

Related publishing

  • Tully and Roly the Pony

    Ninka Reittu
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  • I feel Super!

    Ninka Reittu
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  • My Super Belly Button

    Ninka Reittu
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  • You Are Super Loved

    Ninka Reittu
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  • Messi and the Mystery Cat: Cat Race

    Ninka Reittu
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  • Messi and the Mystery Cat: Heading for an Adventure

    Ninka Reittu
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  • Messi and Mystery Cat: Everything Will Be Fine!

    Ninka Reittu
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  • Book 5: Princess Pintsize’s Summer

    Hannele Lampela & Ninka Reittu
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  • Book 4: Princess Pintsize - It's Not Fair!

    Ninka Reittu & Hannele Lampela
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  • Book 3: Princess Pintsize's Better Than Best Bedtime Stories

    Hannele Lampela & Ninka Reittu
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  • Book 2: Princess Pintsize’s Winter

    Ninka Reittu & Hannele Lampela
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  • Book 1: Princess Pintsize

    Ninka Reittu & Hannele Lampela
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