Carl the Wheelbarrow Boy

2006

Illustrator
Kristiina Kass
Genre
fiction
 
storybook
Original
Language
Estonian
Publisher
Tiritamm
ISBN
9985552164
Year
2006
Pages
70
Age
5+

Synopsis

A heart-warming and humorous tale about a poor family. Seven-year-old Carl is the only male in the house. He lives with his mother and bed-ridden grandma in a tiny hut that doesn’t even have a stove. His mother works delivering pizzas, which means that their diet consists mostly of burnt, discarded pizza. Carl drags a wheelbarrow through the village in the hope of finding scrap metal, and looks for solutions to improve the family's dire financial state.

 

Translations

Каарел с тележкой

Russian

Kass, Kass, Kotjuh, 2010 , 70 lk

Awards

2006 Apollo Readers’ Favourite Children’s Book

More info

2nd edition: Tänapäev 2011, ISBN 9789949270941