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Lotte’s Journey South

Andrus Kivirähk

  • Illustrator: Regina Lukk-Toompere
  • Language: Estonian
  • Varrak
  • 2002, 128 pp
  • ISBN: 998530621X
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 6+
Rights sold: Italian, Latvian

One day, Lotte the dog girl finds a tired little chick who has been left behind by the other migrating birds. Since the little birdie dearly longs to find her way to her grandmother in southern lands, the big-hearted Lotte decides to extend a helping paw. Luckily, the dog-girl of Gadgetville has a score of things they’ll need for their voyage, such as a flying machine! Lotte’s father Oskar is the best inventor in town! The globetrotting Klaus joins them with his map of the world, and the travelers set off. A wide range of challenges await the adventurers. They encounter prehistoric rabbits and fever-stricken polar bears, cross deserts, and are shipwrecked, but finally, the southern lands are in sight!

2004 Nukits Competition, 2nd place
2002 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit