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'Tree People' provides a comprehensive picture of the traditional beliefs of our ancestors concerning trees and forests and of the remnants of this tradition that Finns still carry within them. 'Tree People' describes what trees can offer people besides game animals and utility articles or raw material for industry.

Tree People

A description of Finnish myths associated with trees and forests.

New english edition 2014 (sold out)

Edition 2006, 35 € (abroad + shipping ).

Photographs, text, editing and layout

Ritva Kovalainen and Sanni Seppo


The book also includes Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen's

series of photographs entitled  ”Wings and Roots'.


English translation

Roderick Fletcher


Traditional poems translated by

Keith Bosley


Original Finnish edition

"Puiden kansa" 1997 / 1998 / 2006 / 2014


192 pages and more than 300 photos


Published by

Hiilinielu tuotanto and Miellotar


Printed by

Bookwell, Porvoo, Finnland, 2014


Isbn 978-952-99113-6-3


Suomi (Finland) Prize, Finish state award for artists 1997

The most beautiful books- Award 1997

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