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Oksi

By Mari Ahokoivu ; Translated by Silja-Maaria Aronpuro
Levine Querido
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Where was the bear born? 
Where delivered? 
By the moon, next to the sun 
Among the stars of the plough 
Sent to Earth in a golden cradle 
With silvery chains. 

Poorling is a little bear. She’s a bit different from her brothers. 

Mother keeps their family safe. For the Forest is full of dangers. It is there that Mana lives, with her Shadow children. 

And above them all, Emuu, the great Grandma in the Sky. 

From the heart of Finnish folklore comes a breathtaking tale of mothers, daughters, stars and legends, and the old gods and the new.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7 x 8.65
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years
Publication Date: 10/26/2021
ISBN: 9781646141128
Mari Ahokoivu is an illustrator and comics artist from Finland. Her magnum opus, Oksi, was called beautiful, clever, funny, vibrant, and full of magic by the biggest newspaper in her home country; was shortlisted for the Jarkko Laine Award; and has now been translated into English as the first graphic novel on the Levine Querido list.

Silja-Maaria Aronpuro is a Finnish translator. She finds bringing other people's stories to life in a different language pretty magical. She is happy to have translated books that have been selected the Finnish graphic novel of the year 2018 and the translation of the year 2019 by the panel of critics in the Finnish comics society's magazine.