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The Way Things Are With Us

Anti Saar

  • Illustrator: Alvar Jaakson
  • Language: Estonian
  • Tänapäev
  • 2013, 136 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949273522
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 6+
Rights sold: Hungarian, Latvian, Polish

The Way Things Are With Us is a humorous book about life in a completely ordinary family. Vassel lives in a nice little Estonian town with his mother, father, and little brother Joona, who is just two-and-a-half years old. Vassel shows readers the way things are in his family – how they read, write and draw; cook and eat; tell ghost stories; argue; watch for the elves who bring presents around Christmas; drive in the car; go to sleep; get lost; play football; host guests; and forget things.


2014 The White Ravens
2013 Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2013 Raisin of the Year Award
2013 Good Children’s Book