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Miia and Friida

Kadri Hinrikus

  • Illustrator: Urmas Viik
  • Language: Estonian
  • Eesti Ekspress
  • 2008, 160 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949444045
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 8+
This book arose from stories that the author's mother, father, and aunt told during her childhood. The writer began to record them, and in her great writing enthusiasm, added a tiny shard of fantasy as well as a few stories from her own memories. And so, the beautiful, warm, and sometimes also problematic childhood of two little girls – Miia and Friida – came together in the book. Miia's time was when fathers weren't allowed into the hospital's maternity ward, they had a boxy, retro car, and they watched basketball games on the TV. Friida's time was when making pastries was a party and the seasons were just as they should have been – a little darkness was in that time as well. The girls living in two different ages are united by an old farm on the edge of the woods.
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