A Ghost and Porridge

2012

Illustrator
Maido Hollo
Genre
fiction
 
storybook
Original
Language
Estonian
Publisher
Tänapäev
ISBN
9789949271115
Year
2012
Pages
144
Age
8+

Synopsis

Everything is possible in Markus Saksatamm's stories. An alien goes to day-care, the child of a sea monster finds a common language with a peer playing on the beach, a bear embodying a starling growls out the beginning of springtime, a naughty wolf gulps down a goat together with a grandfather clock, a red hand becomes a little girl's pet. A tooth receives a grand filling as an award for bravery, a freshly-received bump gets its owner to do foolish, life-endangering things. A pig becomes a cowboy, a robot a schoolteacher, and Linda Johanna a wizard. The child-characters are the only ones that keep their head straight in the topsy-turvy mess – taking the state of things just as it is right then.

Reading Sample

A Ghost and Porridge (ENG)

Awards

2011 Nominee of the Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia