• Lena Frölander-Ulf

    illustrator, writer & artist

  • Published books & plays

    For information on foreign rights, please contact literary agency Rights and Brands.

    God Jul önskar Gromten

    Text & ill. Lena Frölander-Ulf

    A tiny postcard-size christmas story about a green little sort of Santa's climate friendly helper who specializes in finding new homes for recycled toys, sportsware and teddybears.

    Förlaget M, 2019

    Nelson Tigertass

    Text & ill. Lena Frölander-Ulf

    Nelson Tiikeritassu (Teos)

    Suom. Jaana Nikula

    Nelson Tigerpaw – Little Nelson arrives at the train station early one morning, with no clue how to find his way home and the people around him way too busy to help a stranger. Except one... And so, an adventure begins. Chapter book.

    Winner of the Arvid Lydecken award​ 2020.

    Nominated for Finlandia Junior and Runeberg Junior.

    Förlaget M, 2019

    Pappa, jag och havet

    Text & ill: Lena Frölander-Ulf

    Isä, minä ja meri (Teos)

    Dad, me and the sea – The second part of the Fidel trilogy takes place under water. A story about facing fears and learning to be oneself, made in scraperboard and watercolor.

    Nominated for Runeberg Junior.

    Förlaget M, 2018

    Kurre Snobb och popcornen

    Text: Sanna Tahvanainen

    Ill: Lena Frölander-Ulf

    Kurre Keikari ja popcornit (KSS)

    Suom. Katriina Huttunen

    He was the most elegant squirrel in Holland Park, up until he found that gorgeous looking box filled with little clouds... A furry fable about addiction and decay.

    Nominated for Runeberg Junior.

    Schildts&Söderströms, 2017

    Jag, Fidel och skogen

    Text & ill: Lena Frölander-Ulf

    Minä, Muru ja metsä (KSS)

    Me, Fidel and the forest – A story about facing the dark and seeing light also where there is very little of it. Scraperboard and watercolor illustrations.

    Nominated for Toisinkoinen, Finlandia Junior and Runeberg Junior.

    Schildts&Söderströms, 2016

    En sann historia

    Text & ill: Lena Frölander-Ulf

    Totta toinen puoli (Teos)

    Suom. Ilpo Tiihonen

    A True Story – A book for any child who has ever met someone with many wrinkles. And for all those who have lived a life and gotten some wrinkles. A story where the wild and free meets ordinary family life.

    Schildts&Söderströms, 2014

    Det är som det är,

    sa murmeln Pierre

    Text & ill: Lena Frölander-Ulf

    In the Dark Forest there are crooks to catch, treasures to hide, wilderness to conquer and knees that need sticking plasters. But one day, everything is somehow different. Based on a Chinese folk tale. It is what it is is available on Apple Books! Kontrabluff, 2014

    Adalminas Pärla

    Text: Zacharias Topelius

    Ill: Lena Frölander-Ulf

    Adalminan Helmi (Teos)

    Suom. Asko Sahlberg

    Adalmina's Pearl – A classical tale by 19th century writer Zacharias Topelius. Digital collage illustrations. Söderströms, 2011


    Text: Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo

    Ill: Lena Frölander-Ulf

    Hämäräkirja (Teos)

    Suom. Henriikka Tavi

    The darkest children's book in the history! A classical tale with b/w scraperboard illustrations. The Book of the Dark is available in App Store! Söderströms, 2009

    Sagan om prinsessan Bulleribång

    Text: Lena Frölander-Ulf

    & Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo

    Ill: Lena Frölander-Ulf

    A princess rescues her prince from a terrifying dragon. Söderströms, 2006

    Work in progress

    • The third part of the Fidel trilogy is to be released in spring 2021. It will take place in the city and will be warmheartedly scary like the other two. With scaperboard illustrations of course.


    • A foresty adventurous chapter book (age 6-9) is slowly on its way.

    Ruskigt på riktigt

    Plays for Teater Taimine – a professional touring theatre for kids

    Scary for real”, 2020, a kindergarten play loosely based on the book Jag, Fidel och skogen (Me, Fidel and the forest) from 2016. About braveness, cooperation and finding friends.


    Kissing for real”, 2018–19, a kindergarten play very loosely based on the book En sann historia (A True Story) from 2014. About love and good ol' times.

  • Illustrator at work

    Scraperboard & watercolor illustrations by Lena Frölander-Ulf

  • Social feed

    Follow Lena on instagram. Posting doings and drawings.




    Contact & information


    Lena Frölander-Ulf is a Helsinki based writer and illustrator of children's books. Writes in Swedish (and sometimes in Finnish). Lena has participated in several exhibitions—in Finland and internationally—mostly with her scraperboard illustrations. She also works as a graphic designer, specializing in illustration, posters, book covers, logos and ornaments.


    Blogging about work and www.kreativitetsfysik.com (in Swedish).


    Plus, she is a proud founding member of the punk-inspired lighthearted theatre group Teater Tapir. For children and the childish.


    Photo by John Grönvall


    You can reach me on Instagram, Facebook

    or call me on +358 50 339 7791 (office hours).



    Publishers Förlaget, Schildts & Söderströms

    and the Rights & Brands literary agency.

    För workshoppar och författarbesök i Finland,

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