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About Tales by Trees
- A net positive art & design company based in Finland
- First products were crowdfunded on Indiegogo in December 2017
- Every product is designed to give back to the environment more than it takes out: Tales by Trees products rebuild the planet piece by piece
- Details about the net positive model are available from this link
- Our full net positivity report can be downloaded here
- Founder: Markus Pyhältö, MBA (technology & innovation) & MSc (economics), see also LinkedIn
About the Book Trilogy
- Three inspirational modern fairytales about our relationship with nature
- Titles: The Carpenter, The Knight, The Seafarer
- Intended audience: Grown-ups and mature children
- The stories combine fantasy, nature, wisdom, wonder and folklore into inspiring reading experiences
- Each book is a fully self-contained story and does not require familiarity with the other books in the series
- Written by Iiro Küttner, a Jussi Award winning screenwriter, playwright and professor of screenwriting at Aalto University (see also interview)
- Illustrated by Ville Tietäväinen, an award-winning illustrator, graphic novelist and visual artist (see also interview)
- English translation by Owen F. Witesman, working closely with the author.
- Books were first published in Finnish between 2014-2015
- English ebook editions were made available from 2015, print copies crowdfunded in 2017
- Winner of Finland’s Most Beautiful Book Series (Finnish Book Art Committee, 2014), The Carpenter nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize
- The illustrations have also been exhibited on their own, with three exhibitions held since 2015
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