Author(s)
Nousiainen Inka
Illustrator(s)
Kettunen Satu
Publication date
2015
Publisher
Tammi Publishers
Format info
40 pages, four-color illustrations

Night Diary

Yökirja

-   Nousiainen Inka

Shortlisted for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize!

 

Have you ever kept a night diary?

 

A beautifully touching picture book about a boy who is allergic to daylight but finds his solace in the night.

Instead of a journal, six-year-old Moon keeps a night diary. Moon can’t abide daylight; if he ventures outdoors in the daytime, he has to wear a real-life spacesuit.

One night, Moon meets a little girl and her dog on a hill. “Have you ever kept a night diary?” Moon asks the girl. “No,” the girl replies. “But maybe you could teach me how.”

Satu Kettunen is spot-on as illustrator for Inka Nousiainen’s multifaceted story: the shimmering illustrations bring radiance to the night colors, inviting readers of all ages in for an adventure.

 

Awards and nominations

2017 Shortlisted for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize