Ninka Reittu (b. 1982) is an artist and illustrator. Messi ja Mysteeri: Kaikki jÃ¤rjestyy! (â€˜Messi and the Mystery Catâ€™) is her first childrenâ€™s book. The two main characters in this jolly story illustrated with vividly inked drawings are cats who meet on a journey to Helsinki and get involved in all sorts of adventures.
Reittu has illustrated a number of childrenâ€™s books, and she teaches at the art school for children and teens in the city of Joensuu in eastern Finland. She lives with her husband in Liperi, a small town near Joensuu. Their family also includes a tomcat, four dogs and thirty sheep.
Mick und Mumm: Das Abenteuer mit der blauen Katze, S. Fischer Verlag (erscheint am 25. September 2014), Ãœbersetzung: Anu Stohner
Photo: Â© Kari Hautala