Aiti's Mandolin

Great read for ages 9-13 years.

When the sisters, Marianna and Laura, find out they are going to Canada with their parents, Laura is worried about Äiti having to leave her precious mandolin behind. There just aren't enough hands to carry the instrument as well as the suitcases. Marianna, being younger, is more concerned about getting Äiti to let her take her toy dog with her.

In Canada the sisters starts to save their nickels in order to buy a typewriter. They feel the stories they make up would sound better if they were typed. But when Äiti becomes ill and is a long time in the hospital, the sisters try to think what would make Äiti really happy.

Size:5" x 8"
Purchase Now$15.00

Artist Bio

I have sold my paintings at craft shows, both
locally and in Toronto, as well as at Finnish Festivals
around Ontario. My work has found a home as far away
as California and Finland.

Besides watercolours, I also do pencil drawings.
Using this media I translated and illustrated three
books of Finnish folk tales for Aspasia Books.
Writing is my other great love. I have written many
novels, children's books, poetry anthologies, a cook
book, as well as histories. Recently I translated the
Finnish National Epic, Kalevala, as well as the Old
Kalevala to English.

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