Foster Sons and Cotton Girls - Nine Tales from Tampere

by Pauli Kallio and Tiitu Takalo | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 951-609-489-7 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Paulanni of Riihimäki, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on 6/1/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by Paulanni from Riihimäki, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Monday, June 01, 2020
The graphic novel of Pauli Kallio (script) and Tiitu Takalo (illustrations) narrates nine fascinating tales of people in the stream of history. At the same time it illustrates Tampere's development from a village into a city.

The foster son of Iron Age, the cotton girl of Industrial Revolution and other historical figures lead the reader on an imaginary journey into the history of an over 230-year-old city. The joys and sorrows of the people have been similar all through the centuries but the city and the society surrounding it change continuously. Life's small events, displayed in these comics, bring history to life in a new manner.
(from the back cover)

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Edit June 7, 2020:
Page-long texts about the city of Tampere's story intertwined with graphic short stories about its inhabitants' lives over the centuries.

Journal Entry 2 by Paulanni at Riihimäki, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Sunday, June 07, 2020

Released 4 mos ago (6/7/2020 UTC) at Riihimäki, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland

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The book goes next to russbaum as part of the wishlist tag game. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingrussbaumwing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
And received.

I have stuck the label in as requested and it's good to go to the next reader once I've read it through. Thanks for the Tag.

Journal Entry 4 by wingrussbaumwing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, August 17, 2020

Released 2 mos ago (8/17/2020 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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Posted from London, UK to Turku, FINLAND to pippis, as part of the Summer 2020 bookcrossing Manga/Comic sweep.
Hope it arrives safely.

It's going home !

Journal Entry 5 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Saturday, August 29, 2020
Arrived safe & sound! Thank you ever so much, russbaum! It's both a pleasure to be the winner but also bittersweet as someone else won't have a rush of books arriving to their door...

Journal Entry 6 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, September 27, 2020
First of all, let me remind all future readers that _Turku_, which is very briefly mentioned, perhaps even hinted as a place people want to leave, came to exist in the 1200s. Tampere is only jealous for the long history and all the good things that come from Turku... Enough with Finnish banter: the short stories were somewhat endearing, but sadly really short. As a short introduction into Finnish (industrial town's) history, this is a nice piece. The page long texts might be a bit much for those expecting to read a comic book, though.

Journal Entry 7 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Released 1 wk ago (10/14/2020 UTC) at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland

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There might be a reader in town for this...

Journal Entry 8 by wingsakirmowing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Thursday, October 15, 2020
Thanks for the surprise comics! This one seems really interesting, so there will surely be two readers in this house.

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