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Lotte from Gadgetville

Andrus Kivirähk

  • Illustrator: Heiki Ernits, Mariann Joa, Katri Haarde, Tõnis Kenkmaa
  • Language: Estonian
  • Eesti Joonisfilm
  • 2006, 257 pp
  • ISBN: 9949139368
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 5+
Rights sold: Finnish, Latvian

The fun dog-girl Lotte lives in Gadgetville on the shore of a lovely sea. There, the villagers enjoy inventing, discovering, and learning new things. Lotte and her friend, the kitten Bruno, are likewise curious and big knowledge enthusiasts. One day, the friends find a book washed up by the sea, and bring it home. As the book is drying, the bee Susumu tumbles out from between the pages. While she waits for favourable winds to carry her back home to Japan, Susumu finds time for teaching the villagers quite many exciting things. The ancient martial art of judo is just one of the new skills they pick up! Lotte is a beloved character of several more films, books, plays, and television shows. The first book in the series, Lotte’s Journey South, was published in 2002.
2011 Jānis Baltvilks Prize, Latvia
2008 IBBY Honour List
2008 Nukits Competition, 1st place
2007 Republic of Estonia State Culture Award for Creative Achievements in 2006