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Mona’s Dad Has Some Ideas

Liis Sein

  • Illustrator: Ulla Saar
  • Pegasus
  • 2022, 88 pp
  • ISBN: 9789916162354
  • storybook, fiction
  • Age: 8+
Rights sold: Latvian

Mona’s family lives an all-around ordinary life. She attends an ordinary school and her parents go to ordinary jobs. Later, her family spends ordinary time together at home. Then one completely ordinary day, Mona’s dad decides to change his life. “Otherwise, I won’t have any memories to remember when I’m old or any stories to tell the coming generations,” he says. But how to go about the task? Should he become an art collector or a globetrotter? What if he spiced up his days with exotic foods or embarked upon a writing career? Perhaps life could be made more exciting by moving or picking up a new sport? And why not go back to university? It’s quite a challenge for Mona and her mom to keep up with her headstrong pops.
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2022 Good Children's Book
2022 Nominee of the Annual Children's Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia