What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus
What I Did Last Week, Featuring Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin

h1 December 9th, 2016 by jules


Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got resistance on the mind. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas (Floris, September 2016), written by Nora Surojegin and illustrated by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin. Today, I have a few illustrations here from the book.


“The pair sat warming their toes by the fire,
drinking tea and exchanging stories. …”


“Just then something moved. Otto was sure he’d
seen motion in the corner of his eye ….”


“‘These are snowshoes,’ said the lontti on the rock.
‘Try them! They let you walk easily on snow.'”



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OTTO AND THE SECRET LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS. English version © 2016 by Floris Books. Text © 2010 Nora Surojegin and Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. Illustrations © 2010 Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin and Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher.

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