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The Sun Goes on Holiday

Kristi Kangilaski

  • Illustrator: Kristi Kangilaski
  • Language: Estonian
  • Päike ja Pilv
  • 2012, 32 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949921041
  • fiction, picturebook
  • Age: 5+
Rights sold: Chinese, Danish

This is a story with a twist. In particular, the Sun tires out from having to work all the time – first on this side of the globe, then that; and so, it decides to take a vacation. The Sun looks down from the sky and sees that cats are great little creatures that just eat and rest all day long, and so the choice is clear: the Sun will become a nice yellow cat. The Sun finds an owner, and life becomes very pleasant. At the same time, however, the lives of people become ever more dismal. There is no Sun in the sky, it only rains and snows, and they soon start running out of fuel as well. The Sun pulls itself together and gets back to work. And what do you know – the world starts to shine again.

The Sun Goes on Holiday is the young author and illustrator’s first book. In the two-toned color illustrations made using collage technique is the whiff of a new generation.
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2012 5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, special prize of the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, and the Estonian Graphic Designers’ Associations’ special prize for a young artist
2012 Good Children’s Book
2011 The Knee-High Book competition, honourable mention