The easiest way to buy Valkea kuin lumi is directly from the publisher's online store. If you use the campaign code A4XQJV7W5WXD, you'll get a 20 % discount.
Here's a link to Avain's website where you can order the book. The campaign code (kampanjakoodi) is A4XQJV7W5WXD. The code is good until the end of September 2017.
You might also find the book in a good bookstore, but you can definitely borrow or reserve Valkea kuin lumi from any Finnish library. If it's not on the shelf, ask the library staff for help.
Salla Simukka, the author of the original novel, is one of the most translated Finnish author of all times, and her young adult trilogy about Lumikki Andersson has been really popular in many countries. (Lumikki means Snow White.) I chose this trilogy to be simplified, because it is suitable for both teenagers and adults, and I thought it might be fun for the readers to follow the same character in three stories. Also, they are planning a movie based on the trilogy.
Valkea kuin lumi is the second novel of the trilogy. The heroine, Lumikki Andersson, is a high school student in Tampere. In the novel, she is on a summer holiday trip in Prague where she meets interesting people, ends up in dangerous situations and finds out something disturbing from her own past.
The original novel has approximately 250 pages, but the novel in easy Finnish has only 120, and the lines are much shorter than in a regular book. The sentences are short, and the complex grammar structures are made much easier.
I hope that you'll like the novel! It is also a great gift for someone who is studying Finnish and has reached at least an A2 or B1 level in their studies. You can read Valkea kuin lumi on its own, but it might be a good idea to read Punainen kuin veri first.
- Valkea kuin lumi in Instagram
- A blog post about Punainen kuin veri. Feel free to leave your book review here!
- Punainen kuin veri in Instagram
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