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The Boy Who Wanted to Escape

Kadri Lepp

  • Illustrator: Kadri Ilves
  • Language: Estonian
  • Tänapäev
  • 2016, 116 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949279173
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 9+
Mart just can't wait for his Birthday. "I'm sure this time I'll get a bike from my parents so we can do something extra fun together," he thinks. Alas, a few days before the Birthday his parents announce that they are leaving for a short trip to Egypt, just the two of them and Mart is to stay with his grandparents during that time. Weighed down by the thoughts of betrayal, the boy decides to run away. Nevertheless, while planning his escape his thoughts go to a new boy next door who doesn't have any other friends besides Mart. He can't just leave him, can he?
2016 Nominee of the Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2015 Children’s Story Competition “My First Book”, 2nd place