What a joy to see fantastic children’s literature from Finland traveling to more and more countries! Children’s novel Night Express, written by Karin Erlandsson and illustrated by Peter Bergting has already been sold to 6 territories – most recently to Host Brno in Czech Republic.
The book has recently been nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize – fourth such nomination for Erlandsson altogether. The title also won the prestigious Runeberg Junior Prize in February. In addition to the Czech deal, the book has been sold to Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.
Night Express is a story brimming with a Christmas spirit about a little girl called Dania, whose increasingly absent-minded Granny mysteriously disappears one evening. The same night Dania hears something and sneaks out to see it with her own eyes: an express train is pulling up at the station. Upon her embarking, a magical adventure begins, as everyone on the train is looking for someone they have loved and lost.
The warm and enchanting story has been praised by the readers, and Peter Bergting’s fantastic illustrations make the adventure even more exciting!