WINTER CAME THAT NIGHT (Siinä yönä tuli talvi, WSOY 2021), written by Anna Elina Isoaro and illustrated by Mira Mallius, received an honorary diploma from The Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature!
The language of Isoaro’s picture book debut is beautiful and captures the child narrator’s wide range of emotions. Mallius’ delicate illustrations accompany the story skillfully and, with their bright color scheme, help dealing with a difficult subject. The book provides support and comfort to families who have experienced an overwhelming loss. Despite its sad starting point, the story gives hope (…) – the Jury
Photo by Paula Halkola/WSOY.