|Born||Yrjö Olavi Samuli Kokko
16 October 1903
|Died||6 September 1977
|Alma mater||University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna|
|Notable works||Pessi and Illusia|
Yrjö Olavi Samuli Kokko (16 October 1903 in Sortavala – 6 September 1977 in Helsinki) was a Finnish veterinarian and writer. He was married to dentist Aune Ilus. He is most notable for his fairy tale Pessi and Illusia and initiating conservation work for whooper swan in Finland. In the 1950s he became upset, because new time and new lifestyle came to Lapland. He was awarded with Pro Finlandia medal in 1956.
Yrjö Kokko illustrated several of his books with nature photographs taken by himself.
- Brief profile (in Japanese)
- Yrjö Kokko jännityskirjailijana (in Finnish)
- Pessi and Illusia by Yrjö Kokko, translated by Kaarina Brooks
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