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My Grandpa is a Cat Burglar!

Priit Põhjala

  • Illustrator: Hillar Mets
  • Language: Estonian
  • Tänapäev
  • 2016, 125 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949279432
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 8+
Karl Priidu is a chipper schoolboy who lives with his spirited parents in a little four-apartment building near the city center. Their neighbors include Uncle Endel – a former sailor who tells the boy swashbuckling tales – and old Mrs. Helm, whose favorite activity is quarreling with the other residents. Living upstairs, right above their apartment, is the boy’s favorite aunt – Aunt Maria, with whom the boy loves to talk about the world, listen to jazz, and dance. The boy’s grandpa (an actor and a prankster) and adventurous grandma also play an important role in his life. Through Karl’s perspective, we find out how the family goes grocery shopping, washes dishes, entertains themselves, and celebrates Christmas – not to mention what some of them are afraid of and how one or another of them might get offended.
2018 Nukits Competition, 3rd place
2016 Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia nominee