Published:
01 / 1988
Pages:
48
Size:
230 x 290 mm
Genre:
Children's books & YA
,
Children's Picture Books
Published by:
Mauri Kunnas

Santa Claus
(Joulupukki)

 

Finland’s Santa Claus and Mount Korvatunturi, Lapland – just as we always imagined they would be!

Mauri Kunnas has always gotten along perfectly with elves. And in this book he allows us to accompany the elfin scouts on their exciting expeditions, to see for ourselves the great heaps of letters in Santa’s post office, to experience the preparations for the Christmas gift-giving, and to journey through many a far-off land…

Here, in one volume, is everything there is to know about Santa Claus, his elves, and magical Korvatunturi.

Santa Claus has been published in 26 languages so far. It has sold in translation over 1,3 million copies worldwide.

 

Foreign rights information

The Finnish original was published in 1981.

Published in:

  • Catalan (Editse Editorial, 2009; 2. ed. 2010)
  • Chinese (Better Chinese, 2000)
  • Croatian (Mozaik knjiga, 2005)
  • Danish (Gyldendal, 1982; 2.ed. 1988; Lamberth, 2014)
  • English (Methuen Children’s books/ UK, 1982; Crown/ USA, 1982)
  • Estonian (Sinisukk, 2000; 2. ed. 2012)
  • Faroese (Bókadeildin, 2007)
  • French (Forum Publishers/ Canada, 1982; Editions 24 heures/Switzerland, 1982)
  • German (Oetinger, 1982; 31. ed. 2016)
  • Greek (Patakis, 2008; 2. ed. 2010)
  • Hungarian (Cartaphilus 2005; 3. ed. 2007)
  • Icelandic (Idunn, 1982)
  • Italian (Rizzoli, 1982; Il Gioco di Leggere,2006; 2. ed. 2008)
  • Japanese (Kaisei-Sha, 1982; 28. ed. 2015)
  • Latvian (Atvase / Sweden, 1988; New translation: Grenader Grupp, 2006)
  • Lithuanian (Versus aureus, 2007)
  • Norwegian (Gyldendal Norsk 1982; Landbruksforlaget, 2002)
  • Polish (Media Rodzina, 2007)
  • Romanian (Cartea Copiilor, 2009, 2014)
  • Russian (Publishing House Meshcheryakov, 2008; 2. ed. 2009)
  • Serbian (Kreativni Centar, 2008)
  • Slovenian (Mladinska knjiga, 2005; 3. ed. 2009)
  • Spanish (Editse Editorial, 2009; 2. ed. 2010)
  • Swedish (AB Rabén & Sjögren Bokförlag, 1982; 2. ed. 2012)
  • Thai (Santa Village Company, 2006)
  • Welsh (Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion, 1993)

 

Also published by Otava in:

  • Finnish (2000)
  • Swedish (2001)
  • English (2001)
  • German (2001)
  • French (2001)
  • Russian (2000)