Tove Appelgren’s Vesta-Linnéa series to become TV adaptation

11 Nov 2019

Rights & Brands is delighted to announce that TV option rights for the Vesta-Linnéa -series have been sold to Långfilm Productions.

Vesta-Linnéa is a picture book series written by Tove Appelgren and illustrated by Salla Savolainen. The first book of the series Vesta-Linnéa and the Monster Mum, was published in 2001. The story about the headstrong young girl with a stressed-out mum gained international interest and since then the books about Vesta-Linnéa have been translated into more than ten languages and nominated for several prizes, including the Finlandia prize. The Vesta-Linnéa series is published by Tammi in Finnish and by Förlaget in Swedish. The most recent book Vesta-Linnéa and Friends was published in 2019.

Långfilm Productions Finland Oy was founded in Helsinki in 2001. The company has produced or co- produced close to 50 projects including two feature films and several TV programs and documentaries. The Vesta-Linnéa -series filming is expected to begin in summer 2021.