Anne Vasko
Publication date
September 2022
Format info
40 pages, 260 mm x 195 mm, age 3+

Mur and the Wind

Mur ja mitä tuuli toi

An embracing picture book about intuition and daring.

In the latest story in the beloved Mur picture book series, Mur meets another bear who is almost like Mur herself – the same size and just as curious.

A bear stands up on its hind legs as it grabs hold of a scent in the air, a trail.
A trail is, however, just a foreshadow of something you cannot yet see with your own eyes.
But should you dare to follow the new trail wind has brought you, you might find a friend.
The forest has changed, and new winds are blowing there.

Mur and the Wind continues Kaisa Happonen and Anne Vasko’s larger-than-life Mur picture book series, which has enchanted readers around the world. Their previous book The Woodland Night was nominated for the Runeberg Prize in 2022 with the Jury praising ‘the text and the illustrations creating a unified entity allowing the reader to focus on the essential’. The book was also awarded the Honorary diploma by the Finnish Book Art Committee as one of the most beautiful books of the year 2022. Mur and the Blueberry was awarded  The Most Beautiful Book of the Year Prize in 2018. The first instalment in the series, A Bear Called Mur, has translated into 18 languages to date.

The Series

A Bear Called Mur, 2016
Mur and the Blueberry, 2018
Mur and the Star, 2019
Mur and the Raindrop, 2020
bedtime story collection The Woodland Night, 2021
Mur and the Wind, 2022


Finnish edition
English translation


‘Happonen’s stories and Vasko’s illustrations embrace both their adult and young readers into a warm hug. In this increasingly uncertain time, it is both a soothing and comforting read, regardless of the reader’s age, background, or past experiences.’ – Päivi Heikkilä-Halttunen, PhD, in Lastenkirjahylly