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Samuel’s Magic Pillow

Kristiina Kass

  • Illustrator: Kristiina Kass
  • Language: Estonian
  • Tänapäev
  • 2006, 171 pp
  • ISBN: 998562453X
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 9+
Rights sold: Swedish, Danish

Samuel’s Magic Pillow is a humorous tale in the style of Roald Dahl. It tells about 9-year-old Samuel Soapbubble, whose mother thinks he is the laziest and least-gifted child in the whole world. This all changes when he sticks a book beneath his quite ordinary pillow one night: the next morning, Samuel knows the book’s contents by heart. The boy becomes a celebrity: he wins every trivia contest, gets first place on a TV game show, teaches a class on French language and cuisine, gives academic lectures, and sells his autographs. His mother’s bank account swells rapidly, but all Samuel dreams about now is a soft new feather pillow and a life of peace and quiet.
2008 Nukits competition, 3rd place
2005 Children’s Story Competition “My First Book”, 1st place
2nd edition 2012, 154 pp