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How My Dad Got a New Wife

Reeli Reinaus

  • Illustrator: Marja-Liisa Plats
  • Language: Estonian
  • Tänapäev
  • 2016, 196 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949850273
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 10+
Rights sold: Latvian, Polish

Kaisa lives alone with her father, as her mother died when she was very young. One day, her dad decides to find a new wife. Kaisa is glad, and wants to help. Together, they draft a list of qualities a suitable candidate should possess, put it up on the Internet, and try out other ways to meet new women. Even when candidates meet all the conditions they came up with, the women still turn out to be sub-par when they meet in real life. It seems like each one has something either missing or extra. Kaisa’s father is disappointed and intends to abandon the plan, but luckily, he doesn’t.

Reeli Reinaus’ How My Dad Got a New Wife is a humorous story about life as a single parent, different personality types, and mutual understanding.
2nd edition 2020, ISBN 9789949857166
2023 Childrens', Young Adults' and Parents' Jury (Bērnu, jauniešu un vecāku žūrija), 2th place (age 11+)