The Lost Garden Party is a picture book for children of all ages published by the Museum of Sketches in collaboration with Cecilia Heikkilä.
The book is based on a collection of imaginative animals created by Isaac Grünewald 100 years ago as decorations for a big party.
Some were several meters high, some crawled and curled. Some had horns and sharp teeth. Only once were they hung up and shown. Then they were rolled up and forgotten.
The Lost Garden Party is an adventurous tale about an Ant Dog who, against all odds, decides to try to recreate the party night from 1923, a crook locked in a painting and what happens if you sleep for a hundred years and are almost forgotten. It becomes dangerous somewhere in the middle of the story, but as in all fairy tales, it settles down unexpectedly in the end.
Cecilia Heikkilä is an illustrator and picture book author who has published her own children's books, illustrated Tove Jansson's Moomin stories and others' written texts.