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The Prettiest Skirt

Kertu Sillaste

  • Illustrator: Kertu Sillaste
  • Language: Estonian
  • Koolibri
  • 2019, 24 pp
  • ISBN: 9789985043660
  • fiction, picturebook
  • Age: 7+
Rights sold: German

More than one hundred years ago, there lived a little girl in western Estonia named Marie, who had very able hands and unique thoughts. Just like other girls her age, Marie learned how to spin yarn, knit socks, stitch, and sew. Above all, Marie loved to embroider. It didn’t take long for her to become an expert at crafting quilts with unearthly colors and dreamy summer elements. Then, one day, Marie had an idea – she’d make her sister a skirt adorned with those dreamy reminders of summer! It turned out to be the most beautiful skirt in the whole wide world.


2019 25 Best-Designed Estonian Books, Certificate of Merit