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A Little Love Story

Tia Navi

  • Illustrator: Kadi Kurema
  • Language: Estonian
  • Päike ja Pilv
  • 2018, 32 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949728510
  • fiction, picturebook
  • Age: 5+
Rights sold: Korean, Romanian

Triinu-Liis has two hands and two mittens: one for her right, the other for her left. One day, as the left-hand mitten is swinging in the girl’s pocket, she hears a soft thud. Curiously, the mitten peeks over the edge of the pocket, and what does she see: the right-hand mitten has fallen out of his own pocket! What is she to do? The left-hand mitten knows all too well what happens to lone mittens. No matter what adventures might come meanwhile, in the end, they always find themselves in a landfill where seagulls and crows will peck at them. How can the left-hand mitten give the little girl a sign that her dear partner has been lost – a companion, without whom you’ll never feel whole again?

Translated by Adam Cullen
2021 HIII Illustration 2020, nomination
2018 5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books
2017 The Knee-High Book Competition, 3rd place