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John the Skeleton’s Goings-On

Triinu Laan

  • Illustrator: Marja-Liisa Plats
  • Language: Estonian
  • Päike ja Pilv
  • 2020, 61 pp
  • ISBN: 9789916951224
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 6+
Rights sold: Latvian

The skeleton model used for teaching anatomy at school is sent into retirement. Gramps reckons that every hardworking employee deserves to relax after years spent on the job, so he brings John the skeleton back to his farm. Also there are Gramma, a hen and a rooster, a cat and a dog, and even the old couple’s grandchildren from time to time. Gramps takes the skeleton pretty much everywhere he goes, be it to trim the apple trees, listen to a bedtime story, or hear the way the lake sings. John is unbelievably happy, and so is everyone else around him – especially the grandkids!

2021 The White Raven
2021 Tartu Prize for Children’s Literature
2020 Good Children's Book
2020 5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit
2020 5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Special Prize of the Estonian Children's Literature Centre
2020 Nominee of the Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia