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The Elephant

Kadri Hinrikus

  • Illustrator: Kadi Kurema
  • Language: Estonian
  • Tammerraamat
  • 2021, 72 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949690749
  • storybook
  • Age: 9+
Rights sold: Latvian

Kärt feels that she doesn’t really belong anywhere. Her relationship with her classmates is not a happy one- either she is being bullied for the way she looks or taunted because she knows the answers to teacher’s questions. It’s not going much better at home either- her father is not exactly happy about Kärt preferring books and reading to maths and computers.  Her support from her mum is nonexistent as well as she just starts to cry and despair hearing about Kärt’s problems.

Alas, after a particularly bad day at school, Kärt meets a spunky Croatian girl Lucija who slowly helps Kärt to realise that exactly her kind of girl is needed and cherished in different situations.