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The Train Ride

Ellen Niit

  • Illustrator: Regina Lukk-Toompere
  • Tammerraamat
  • 2022, 30 pp
  • ISBN: 9789916681312
  • fiction, poetry, story in verse
  • Age: 4+
A train is rumbling down the tracks with Ducky as its conductor. Kitty cats, puppy dogs, piggies, billy goats – everybody’s hurrying somewhere. Some are off to Marjaküla, others on to Karjaküla. One is going to Porila, another on to Torila. The train chugs on and on and on. Suddenly, Ducky nods off. What will become of the passengers now? How will they get to where they’re going?

A Train Ride (first printed 1957) is a rhyming children’s classic that almost every Estonian can recite by heart.
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2022 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit
2022 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Prize of the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre