Timo Parvela
Pasi Pitkänen
Publication date
November 2022
Format info
190 pp, colour illustrated, 9+

Shadows: Book 3. Krampus

Varjot 3. Krampus

Are shadows taking over the world?

The thriller-like adventure series comes to an end when Pete and Sara return from Auroria to the human world and find a distorted reality.

People have lost their shadows and the world has become the kind of place where people only care for themselves. Krampus stirs anger around him, and its roar cannot be covered by the gentle tinkle of bells.

But the friends don’t give up hope, as old Santa Claus has left it to them to find him a successor. With the help of the mysterious bells they must save not only their own world but also the kingdom of Auroria. But what form has Krampus taken in the human world and how can the lord of the shadows be defeated?

The Shadows trilogy has been incredibly well received all over the world and its rights have already been sold to several countries.


Full English translation of Shadows 1
Synopsis in English
Series Presentation in English

Rights sold

Danish (Straarup & Co.)
Dutch (Condor/WPG Kindermedia)
Estonian (Helios)
German (Ars Edition)
Lithuanian (Alma Littera)
Polish (Dwukropek)


‘I´m really in love with Shdows! It´s such a thrilling, powerful, suspenseful story and the illustrations are just brilliant, too! I love how Timo interweaves traditional folk tales and literary motifs to a modern story with recent cultural references. The illustrations are beautiful and wonderful, too. Scary and wonderful! These are the kind of books that make me feel proud to work in children’s publishing, really!’ – Katharina Braun, Publisher, arsEdition, Germany

‘We love everything about SHADOWS: the theme of trading your shadow, the swift storytelling and the fantastic illustrations. A chilling must read for 10+!’ – Emile op de Coul, Publisher, Condor/WPG Kindermedia, Holland