Once upon a time in Doghill, in the good old days…
A new illustrated Doghill book for the entire family featuring folk-tales and combining Mauri Kunnas’s irresistible sense of fun and painstaking attention to historical detail.
The old folks in Doghill tell their children and grandchildren familiar rural folk tales about ghosts and goblins and trolls, about daring highway robbers, and strange natural phenomena.
In the 19th century there were no gossipy tabloids and no camera-phones, but people were brought together and entertained by stories that were passed down via the oral tradition. Mauri Kunnas has delved into a wealth of books about local folklore and dialects and has reacquainted himself with the stories he heard as a child.
His tales are full of life and fun, and the drawings are the classic Kunnas fare – rich in visual details, whether it is the buildings, utensils, clothing, or landscapes of the rural milieu of more than a century ago.
Foreign rights information
Rights sold to Japan (Nekono-kotoba-sha, 2014)