Pasi Pitkänen
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approx. 140 pages 4-color illustrations , 10+

Kepler62 – Book Three: Voyage

Kepler62 kirja 3: Matka

KEPLER62 is now reaching warp speed! Voyage is the third volume in this epic series.

“It’s time. Be a credit to the human race.” Old General Livingstone bids farewell to the children who are about to be launched from ravaged Earth into outer space in search of new worlds that could support life. A shuttle takes the young voyagers to a launch pad, where three spacecrafts await them: the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa María. Olivia, a young doctor, is in charge of the expedition. Ari begins to suspect they have not been told everything about the tasks they will have to perform. A long voyage into the unknown stretches out before them.

The bestselling authors from Norway and Finland; Bjørn Sortland and Timo Parvela, got together with the inventive and talented Illustrator Pasi Pitkänen, and united their remarkable skills to create the Kepler62 series.  This breath-taking adventure spans over six titles in Season1, to tests friendship, brotherhood, and courage in the unexplored reaches of the outer space. Kepler62 has been published simultaneously in Finland and Norway, and is already reaching children in all corners of the world as rights have been sold to 15 languages to date. TWO TRIBES by Timo Parvela and Pasi Pitkänen has just been released in Finland and Norway, to kick off the Season 2 of Kepler62 which shall contain five titles. Book 2 of Season 2 shall be written by Bjørn Sortland and illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen, publication in 2019.

Awards, nominations
Winner of Blogistania Junior Award 2016

Series titles

Season 1 – Kepler62:
Book 1 INVITATION, 2015
Book 2 COUNTDOWN, 2015
Book 3 VOYAGE, 2016
Book 4 PIONEERS, 2016
Book 5 VIRUS, 2017
Book 6 SECRET 2017

Season 2 – Kepler62 The New World:
Book 1 TWO TRIBES, 2018
Book 2 publication in 2019
Book 3 publication in 2019
Book 4 publication in 2020
Book 5 publication in 2020


Reading materials
English translation, set in layout
Finnish/Norwegian/+ several other language editions available


Rights sold
Czech (Host)
Dutch (Clavis)
Estonian (Ajakirjade kirjastus>HeaLugu)
Faroese (Bókadeildin)
Finnish (WSOY)
French (Nathan)
German (Kosmos)
Hungarian (Pagony)
Icelandic (Bókabeitan)
Korean (Jaeum&Moeum)
Latvian (Zvaigzne ABC)
Norwegian (Piggsvin)
Simplified Chinese (Mysterium)
Spanish (Grupo SM)
Turkish (Can Publishing)

Praise for the work

“The details and the plot of Parvela and Sortland’s ambitious series are carefully polished. The series gets off to such a flying start that you are powerless to resist the pull of its most extraordinary world.” – Savon sanomat, newspaper
“Right from the very first book, Parvela and Sortland bring up many themes that add depth to their dystopia, while the book is still primarily an entertaining and fast-moving novel. In this case, the entertainment and fast-moving plot are advantages as Kepler 62 also draws in the kinds of children who tend not to enjoy books. But also bookworms like the collaboration between Parvela, Sortland and Pitkänen. After all, who doesn’t love a well-written adventure?” – Lumiomena blog