The Cursing Hedgehog

by Milla Paloniemi | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 9789524831768 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingTarnawing of Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 4/19/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTarnawing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Original title: Kiroileva siili (2007). Translated from Finnish language by Elina Koskelin and Dan Rhodes. Turku, Finland: Sammakko 2011. Hardback, 80 pages.
Design, Cover Art and Graphic Details: Milla Paloniemi.

2008 Sarjakuva-Finlandia, Finlandia Comics Prize
2007 Strippi-Lempi, Strip-Lempi


The blurb:
We all love hedgehogs, don’t we? How could anybody fail to be charmed by the cute and bashful little creatures? There’s one, though, that’s a bit different from the rest. . .
Irascible, aggressive, and foul-mouthed, this is one hedgehog you wouldn't want to see waddling across your patio in search of trouble. Only a fool would mess with him, but under his spines he can be a softie too, a frustrated romantic who sometimes just needs a hug from his grandma.
The Cursing Hedgehog by Milla Paloniemi (1983-) is a bestselling and award winning Finnish comic strip that has reached its fifth collection in the original language. This is the first time the hedgehog has been spotted cursing in English. Welcome to the real world of hedgehogs!
#%**¤ ! !

The Cursing Hedgehog at Sammakko site
About the creator at The Cursing Hedgehog site
The Hedgehog at The Cursing Hedgehog site
Characters at The Cursing Hedgehog site

Journal Entry 2 by wingTarnawing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
I’ve read a few Cursing Hedgehogs in Finnish some years ago. I remember thinking that the idea is good, but I got bored pretty soon. This time I found myself thinking that Milla Paloniemi must love Tunteellinen siili, one of the poems in Tiitiäisen satupuu (‘The Tumpkin’s story tree’), children’s poetry book by Kirsi Kunnas. (Viivi Parma has translated Tunteellinen siili into English and published it in her blog, Echoes of an Open Soul. You can check the poem youself: Sentimental Hedgehog)
Also, it came to my mind that hedgehogs—even the cursing one—reflect pretty well the image of Finnish people. We, too, hide our goodness, sweetness, and tenderness (or whatever) under that spiky shell and then cry alone at night ’cause the others don’t seem to understand how truly nice we are. It’s so funny how differently one sees things when reading the same book in different languages. In any case, my point is that these strips seem deeper in English than in their original language. Thanks for the translation.




This book is my new # 2 May offer in One book a month thread.




Edited to add on May 31, 2017 that this book is now reserved for Blue_berry.

Journal Entry 3 by wingTarnawing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, June 01, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (6/1/2017 UTC) at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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ENJOY!

Journal Entry 4 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, June 05, 2017
Kiitos tasta hauskasta kirjasta! Luimme tata jo tanaan.
Kiitos myos kortista ja kirjanmerkista! Ehka tapaamme kesalla! :)

Journal Entry 5 by Blue_berry at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, October 20, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (10/20/2017 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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Annoin tama Pippikselle.

Journal Entry 6 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Saturday, October 21, 2017
Well hello there Tarna's book! Since I've read my fair share of Hedgehogs in Finnish, I'll just help it continue on its way...

Journal Entry 7 by wingjo_an_awing at City of London, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, October 21, 2017
At the London bookcrossing meetup Pippis offered this book to me, and I jumped at the chance to finally read the Hedgehog cartoons. I know of them but have not read before either in Finnish or English.

I went through the book on the train and loved it. I will hold on to the book for a bit as I want to show it to some friends who I know will appreciate the humour.

Journal Entry 8 by wingjo_an_awing at Baker Street, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (7/29/2018 UTC) at Baker Street, Greater London United Kingdom

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I will take this great little book to the Bookcrossing meetup at the Allsop Arms today.

Journal Entry 9 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, July 29, 2018
I looked at this book briefly and laughed a lot so I had to take it home.

Journal Entry 10 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, August 05, 2018
I love a sweary, ranting hedgehog.

Journal Entry 11 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Stoke Newington, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, August 05, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (8/5/2018 UTC) at Stoke Newington, Greater London United Kingdom

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Leaving at my mum’s house for my sister. She may or may not like it.

Join UK Bookcrossers in Ipswich from 5-7th October 2018 http://2018.bcukunconvention.co.uk/

Journal Entry 12 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, December 15, 2018
Back from my sister.

Journal Entry 13 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, December 15, 2018

Released 5 mos ago (12/15/2018 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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My sister in law is enjoying the book. I’m going to see if I can persuade the family to start a Bookcrossing account.

Journal Entry 14 by BassdinPorty at Portobello, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, December 17, 2018
Given to me by my sister.

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