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The Rooted Garden

Piret Raud

  • Illustrator: Piret Raud
  • Language: Estonian
  • Tänapäev
  • 2020, 46 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949857098
  • fiction, picturebook
  • Age: 5+
Right sold: French, Korean, Russian

Once, a little tree was growing in a big forest. The tree enjoyed being around others like him. But one day a chainsaw arrived, and the little tree was forced to flee. After an arduous journey, he came to a wondrous garden with long, smooth paths, and very unusual flowers and trees that grew in orderly rows. All of them had deep roots. “That’s what counts the most,” they told the little tree. They allowed him to stay in their wondrous garden, but only if he swept away everything rootless. What choice did the little tree have, especially when the big birch threatened to whip him otherwise? Soon, a bird landed in the garden – one who believed that roots are not what matters most, but something else entirely.


2020 Nominee of the Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2020 Good Children's book