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Rahel, Anders and the Wormholes

Reeli Reinaus

  • Illustrator: Marja-Liisa Plats
  • Ronk Ronk
  • 2021, 176 pp
  • ISBN: 9789916968031
  • storybook, fiction
  • Age: 12+
Rights sold: Latvian

Reeling from her parents’ divorce, Rahel goes to stay with her grandma in the countryside and find solace where she spent so many childhood summers. Alas, peace is elusive there as well. Rahel’s old friends have grown apart and seem too cheerful for sharing troubles with, anyway. The only good listeners she finds are Joosep and a boy in a wheelchair named Anders, who recently came there for the summer. Even so, her favorite time of all is when she wanders the woods alone. When Rahel’s path starts leading to the mysterious Witches’ Cave more and more often, she decides to let her friends in on the secret and try to find out what happened to the four children who ventured into it so many years ago, and why only one returned.
2022 Tartu Prize for Children's Literature (Childhood Prize), nominee
2021 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, special prize of the Estonian Graphic Designers’ Association