Mauri Kunnas

About

At present Mauri Kunnas is Finland’s most successful author of illustrated children’s books. To date, over 40 titles have been published, in 32 languages in 32 countries for a total of almost 10 million copies.

His books for children have aroused enormous interest around the world. The best-known internationally is Santa Claus. It has already been translated into 26 languages and it has sold more than a million copies.

The sales of all Kunnas translations already exceed 2,5 million copies. Mauri Kunnas offers the reader an unparalleled joy of discovery: His brilliantly coloured illustrations are filled with rich and humorous detail. He has an unrivalled gift for taking history and casting it in a new and hilarious way, as well as for giving old stories and legends his own delightful twist. His books always exude an atmosphere which is contagiously warm and happy.

Awards

  • State Literary Award 1981

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