IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) publishes every other year a list over remarkable children’s and YA literature. The IBBY Honour List gathers book from all over the world, since IBBY is active in 78 countries.
IBBY Finland has nominated 5 works, among which is A Giraffe’s Heart Is Unbelievably Large, running in the category of translation into Finnish, since the work is originally written in Swedish. The translator into Finnish is Outi Menna.
A Giraffe’s Heart is Unbelievably Large by Sofia & Amanda Chanfreau is a multi-awarded international best-seller for children: it won the Finlandia Prize in 2022, and was nominated for the Runeberg Prize the same year. After great success with both the Finnish and Swedish audience here in Finland, it has so far been acquired in 14 countries.
Warm congratulations to the authors (and the translator!) and don’t miss out on this title!