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Mauri Tapio Kunnas (born February 11, 1950 in Vammala) is a Finnish cartoonist and children's author.

Kunnas matriculated in 1969 and graduated from the Finnish Academy of Arts as a graphic designer in 1975. He has worked as a political cartoonist in many Finnish newspapers. He is currently living in Espoo with his wife Tarja, children Jenna (1983) and Noora (1987) and their cat.

Kunnas is most famous for his numerous children's books, featuring anthropomorphic animals. His most famous children's book series is called Koiramäki (Dog Hill), set in historical Finland, featuring anthropomorphic dogs. His other works include Riku, Roope ja Ringo (Ricky, Rocky and Ringo), some "horror" books and books about Joulupukki.

The hordes of clothed animals present in his books by the end of the 1970s led people to compare him to Richard Scarry. But as he became more popular and produced even more work the similarities lessened.

Aside of children's books, Kunnas has also drawn a rock and roll parody comic called Nyrok City for teenagers and adults. The comic parodies 1970s-1980s era rock and roll culture such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in a Finnish style. It is one of the few Kunnas works in which the characters are drawn as humans.

Despite his fame, he remembered his origins. Much of the scenic imagery in his work comes from his hometown of Vammala with glimpses of its churches and rustic atmosphere. He also did valuable PR work for the Finnish home of Santa Claus in Twelve Gifts for Santa Claus (USA 1988), and Santa and the Magic Drum (Otava 1996).

He recently worked on more a more grander scale with The Canine Kalevala, a new version of the classic Finnish epic more accessible to children as well as cultural sidestep in his version of The Knights of King Arthur featuring cats in Camelot.

He attributes a large part of his success to his good wife Tarja Kunnas who has worked for twenty years as his assistant doing the painting for her husband's drawings.
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Total Books: 44
Good Night Mr Clutterbuck
2011 - Good Night Mr Clutterbuck [Herra Hakkarainen, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789511166245
ISBN-10: 9511166247
Genre: Children's Books
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Das allerschnste Weihnachtsgeschenk
2006 - Das Allerschnste Weihnachtsgeschenk (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783789167898
ISBN-10: 3789167894
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Wo der Weihnachtsmann wohnt
2003 - Wo Der Weihnachtsmann Wohnt (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783789160905
ISBN-10: 3789160903
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Im wilden Wilden Westen
2002 - Im Wilden Wilden Westen [Ab 5 J.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783789167812
ISBN-10: 3789167819
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Knig Artus und die Ritter der Tatzenrunde Ein Kapitel der frhen Katzengeschichte
Die Rolle des Therapeuten und die therapeutische Beziehung
1996 - Die Rolle Des Therapeuten Und Die Therapeutische Beziehung (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783873871809
ISBN-10: 3873871807
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Zauberspuk beim Weihnachtsmann
1996 - Zauberspuk Beim Weihnachtsmann (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783789167706
ISBN-10: 3789167703
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Die Zeitungsmacher Wie eine Zeitung entsteht
1992 - Die Zeitungsmacher Wie Eine Zeitung Entsteht [Ab 6 J.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783789167584
ISBN-10: 3789167584
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Ricky Road and Ringo  Count Pz Rl
1989 - Ricky Road and Ringo Count Pz Rl [It's Great to Read and Learn] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517560891
ISBN-10: 0517560895
Genre: Children's Books
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Ricky Rocky and Ringo  Col Day Rl
1989 - Ricky Rocky and Ringo Col Day Rl [It's Great to Read and Learn] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517561256
ISBN-10: 0517561255
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Ricky Rocky and Ringo Go to the Moon
1989 - Ricky Rocky and Ringo Go to the Moon (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517562321
ISBN-10: 0517562324
Genre: Children's Books
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Ricky Rocky and Ringo on TV
1989 - Ricky Rocky and Ringo on Tv [It's Great to Read and Learn] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517564141
ISBN-10: 0517564149
Genre: Children's Books
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Twelve Gifts for Santa Claus
1988 - Twelve Gifts for Santa Claus (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517566312
ISBN-10: 0517566311
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Santa Claus  His Elves P
1986 - Santa Claus His Elves P (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517558188
ISBN-10: 0517558181
Genre: Children's Books
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The Great Big Spooky Book
1986 - The Great Big Spooky Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780416960808
ISBN-10: 0416960804
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One Spooky Night and Other Scary Stories
1986 - One Spooky Night and Other Scary Stories (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517562536
ISBN-10: 0517562537
Genre: Children's Books
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The Great Big Night-time Book
1985 - The Great Big Night-time Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780416525502
ISBN-10: 0416525504
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The Doghill Kids Go to Town
1983 - The Doghill Kids Go to Town (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780416451603
ISBN-10: 0416451608
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Santa Claus
1982 - Santa Claus (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780416253108
ISBN-10: 0416253105
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Santa Claus and His Elves
Santa Claus and His Elves (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780382066788
ISBN-10: 0382066782
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Koiramaen Talossa [Finnish Edition] (Other)
Suuri Urheilukirja [Finnish Edition] (Other)
Nyrok city kokoelma
Nyrok City Kokoelma [Finnish Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789511078661
ISBN-10: 9511078666
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Vampyyrivaarin Tarinoita [Finnish Edition] (Other)
Apua Merirosvoja [Finnish Edition] (Other)
Koiramaen Joulukirkko [Finnish Edition] (Other)