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Eno Raud

  • Illustrator: Edgar Valter
  • Language: Estonian
  • Eesti Riiklik Kirjastus
  • 1962, 49 pp
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 6+
Rights sold: 13 languages, including German, Lithuanian, and Russian

The cheerful rag doll Raggie has been a heartfelt favourite of many generations of Estonian children. Six-year-old Mart makes the doll as a birthday present for his younger sister, Anu. Raggie, which has been sewn with love and affection, comes to life, and quickly becomes the little girl’s best friend and closest playmate. Together, they feed the birds, gather mushrooms, and go to the seaside. Raggie battles wasps, becomes a television presenter, and goes to the Moon in a rocket made from a shoe box. The warm stories contain lessons of courage, caring, and honesty that subtly strike home.