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The Grandma Who Turned into a Puppy

Juhani Püttsepp

  • Illustrator: Katrin Ehrlich
  • Language: Estonian
  • Dolce Press
  • 2016, 33 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949964628
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 6+
Rights sold: Latvian

Little Marie loves her grandma very much. Marie’s grandma is old and sick, so she can’t move very far from her bedside. Marie is glad to offer her grandma company. They watch TV, read books, and simply chat together. Grandma’s old dog Saku also loves being close to the cheerful woman, because no one else has so much time to scratch his nape. One winter day, Grandma dies and goes to heaven. The same happens to Saku the next spring. Now, the house seems sad, quiet, and boring to little Marie. Yet one day, her father comes home with a puppy. The little pup shares the same birthday as Marie’s grandma and comes from the same village, where Marie’s grandma worked her first job. Before long, it turns out that the dog is just like Grandma in a number of other ways, too. Has Grandma truly turned into a puppy?
2016 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit