R&B is delighted to share the news that the novel Nelson Tigerpaw (Nelson Tigertass) by Lena Frölander-Ulf has been nominated for Finlandia Juvenile Literature Prize 2019! The winner will be announced on 27th November.
Nelson Tigertass is a tender but pacy adventure story about a little boy who befriends a tiger and learns to stand up for what is right. Lena Frölander-Ulf is a writer and illustrator of children’s books who lives and works in Helsinki. Her previous picture books have received several award nominations.
Finlandia jury quote:
“Wise and impressive children’s book with echoes of classic adventure novel and traditional fairytales. The undertones of modern society are presented in a moving yet hopeful way: the rootlessness and wrong-doing are won by friendship and bravery, when life is not restricted by prejudice. A warm and life-like novel, where the plot is supported by illustrations.”