Anne Vasko (b. 1969) is an author and an illustrator who has published dozens of children’s books. Her picture book Lion the Great (2010) received the Rudolf Koivu Prize and was nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize. In 2017 and 2021 she has been shortlisted for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. A series of books about a bear named Mur illustrated by Vasko (2016–2019) have been translated into 15 languages.
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