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Iina-Marja's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in Lapland (A Childs Day) Paperback – March 1, 2011
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Jaakko Alatalo was born in the Midwestern part of Finland. He studied photography at Lahti Institute of design and he has been working as a free lance photographer and author for over thirty years. He has lived in Lapland since the 1978. Numerous newspapers, magazines and book publishers have used his photographs and texts. He has created some photo-poem books together with poet Vilho Vähäsarja. The most popular books have been "Jo kukkii tunturimaa" (The land of fells is already blooming), "Taas tunturiin lauluni vien" (I'll take my song to the fells) and "Herran käsivarrella" (On the arms of the Lord). Jaakko Alatalo has also written some manuscripts for movies, drama and opera.
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My daughter (age 3 1/2) enjoys this story very much. There are plenty of photos to engage her visually; the text is clear but not overly simplistic. There is sidebar information that we can read if my daughter is especially interested, or omit if she is tired and just wants a story. The fact that Iina-Marja is a child enables my daughter to relate to her and her daily life. There are enough similarities in their lives that Iina-Marja's situation is comprehensible, but enough differences to make things interesting.
My only complaint with the book is that there is no pronunciation key provided. I know enough Finnish to pronounce the Finnish words and to approximate the Sami ones, but most readers will have to guess. All non-English words are defined in the text as well as in the glossary at the back, however.