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Uppo-Nalle is a series of Finnish children's novels by the Finnish author Elina Karjalainen.

The main character in the books is Uppo-Nalle, an animate teddy bear. The bear was named Uppo-Nalle (Finnish for "sunken bear") because he was originally found underwater during a river cruise.[1] Other characters in the books are a girl named Reeta, her grandmother, and their dog named Laulava lintukoira (Finnish for "singing bird dog").


  1. ^ Eccleshare, Julia, ed. (2009). 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. London: Universe Publishing. p. 115. ISBN 9780789318763.