Jukka Laajarinne; illustrations by Timo Mänttäri
published 2018 • 8.5" x 11" • 32 pages • full-color
ISBN 9781623719937 • hardback • $17.95 •
Olivia is Fed up! Having a dad who’s a secret agent is hard: spies work long hours and travel a lot. Olivia wants more family time, so what’s to be done?
In this fast-paced story, Dad makes a decision that takes them on an adventure. With dark and mysterious characters following in their tail, Olivia’s spy dad is always one step ahead. But he knows that vacations can’t last forever. Will Dad’s final decision make Olivia happy?
Jukka Laajarinne is a Finnish author who has previously won the Nordic Picture Book Award (Granny’s Machine, 2005), and received two nominations for the prestigious Finlandia Junior Prize. He enjoys success across several genres, writing not only children’s books but also novels, science fiction, short stories and essays. Timo Mänttäri is a Finnish illustrator and versatile graphic designer whose work includes children’s books, book jackets, film graphics, postcards and posters. He lives and works in Helsinki, where he enjoys old films and bookshops, playing Lego with his two daughters and exploring the city on foot.
Crocodile Books, USA
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