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Adéle Weman
Adèle Wilhelmina Weman.jpg
Born (1844-10-07)October 7, 1844
Valkeala, Finland
Died September 1, 1936(1936-09-01) (aged 91)
Kimito, Finland
Nationality Finland
Genre Folk tale, novel, children's literature, poetry, theatre

Adèle Wilhelmina Weman (October 7, 1844 – September 10, 1936) was a Finnish writer and educator. She wrote in Swedish under the noms de plume Parus Ater, Inga Storm and Zakarias. She was a pioneer in the fields of youth education and the development of youth associations.

The daughter of Johan Wilhelm Weman, a land surveyor, and Carolina Wilhelmina Granbohm, she was born in Valkeala. In 1882, she began teaching at the college in Kimito and she retired from teaching in 1917.

Her first children's book Efter lexan följer leken: berättelser och lekar was published in 1844 under the name Parus Ater. It was followed by Barnafröjd: versifierade lekar och berättelser in 1899. She also wrote for various newspapers and magazines and published plays and poetry.

Weman died in Kimito at the age of 91.

Her former home Villa Sagalund is preserved as part of the Sagalunds museum [de].

Parus Ater is the Latin name for the coal tit.

Selected works

  • En byhistorie, folk stories (as Parus Ater) (1883)
  • På landsbygden, folk stories (as Parus Ater) (1885)
  • Uppåt eller nedåt?, novel (as Inge Storm) (1890)
  • Läsförhörskalaset i Hultnäs, play (1914)
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