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Sensitive Ears

  • Illustrator: Reti Saks
  • Language: Estonian
  • Ajakirjade Kirjastus
  • 2010, 63 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949476121
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 6+
Sensitive Ears is a book full of contradictions. Here, we meet Kairiin: a little girl, whose ears are so sensitive that they cannot bear the slightest noise or disturbance. So, the little girl goes through life with pillows over her ears and fear in her heart. If drilling starts next door or loud music thumps through the walls, Kairiin becomes very seriously ill. Then, there is little boy named Teodor – a boy, who by contrast cannot bear silence. The more noise, the better, and when the electricity is off and there is no TV, no radio or no computer games to play, his parents have to scream and yell and play-fight to keep their son healthy. And one day, Teodor's family moves in upstairs, above Kairiin... What an irony, what a world.

When Kairiin is sent to the countryside to visit a relative, she almost miraculously finds help. What will happen to Teodor when he accidentally ends up at the same old farmhouse?
2010 Nominee of the Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia