Non-fiction children's books - with lively fiction
I am Suvi Vehmanen (ex. Vanhanen), author of books and a freelance journalist with
an academic degree (Master of Science, M.Sc.
in Botany and Ecology) and examinations in journalism
In my non-fiction books I am crossing borders by mixing fiction, fairy-tale and poetry into my writing.
My books cover many aspects of nature and biology: plants and animals in their natural environments, ecosystem function and
ethnobiological connections. Finnish folklore like Kalevala and Kanteletar have often inspired me in my writing.
Here you can find a list of my books.
My journalistic writings have been published in several Finnish magazines and newspapers.
In my illustration work I apply aquarelle techniques. I have illustrated books, e.g. Lapsen oma luontokirja
and Lapsen oma vesikirja (both in Finnish) together with illustrator Laila Nevakivi.
Take a look at my illustrations.
If you have any comments, questions or inquiries,
Presidentinpuistokatu 29 B 11, FI-28130 PORI FINLAND
mobile +358 41 547 5529
Amaranthus, amaranth (in Finnish amarantti),
is a plant genus and source of nutritious grain,
beautiful ornamentals and the unwithering flower
of the ancient Greeks.