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Pilgrims of the Sky and Other Stories

  • Illustrator: Catherine Zarip
  • Language: Estonian
  • Ajakirjade Kirjastus
  • 2012, 72 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949502141
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 10+
In her new children's book pub, Hellerma continues her poetic fairy-tale style. "These stories – or fable-speeches – are dedicated to life in a broader sense, because everything around us is alive," the author explains. And so, things such as the winds and mountains, even letters and stars start to talk in human language in her book. The work brings together into a single binding stories meant for readers of different ages, and moves from simpler tales towards more complicated ones. The illustrator, Catherine Zarip, connects the stories into a single whole with her watercolors. Still, it seems that the right Pilgrims of the Sky reader is rather 10+ than younger, and as quite little is written for that target age in Estonia, Kärt Hellerma's books have been very much welcomed on the Estonian children's literature scene.