You can order the book from www.booky.fi.
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.
- An Instagram video showing the inside of the book!
- Multiple choise questions about the book
- Listen to the first four chapters of the book.
- A blog post about Punainen kuin veri. Feel free to leave your book review here!
- Buying a book in Finnish (Online store vocabulary)
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|Salla Simukka's Snow White trilogy.|
These are the original novels, not the simplified ones.:)