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Tilda and the Dust Angel

Andrus Kivirähk

  • Illustrator: Takinada
  • Language: Estonian
  • FD Distribution
  • 2018, 141 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949724802
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 9+
Rights sold: Latvian, Polish

Tilda lives alone with her mother. Her father died when she was still quite small, and the girl can’t remember a single thing about him. Tilda’s mom refuses to talk about the girl’s late dad, which makes her extremely sad. Yet, one day, after Tilda has forgotten to clean her room for a long while, the Dust Angel arrives: a nifty little creature who can only be seen by those who are born in the sunshine. Suddenly, the girl starts recalling memories about her father: his green eyes and reddish beard, their trips to the zoo, and playing gleefully. Thanks to the Dust Angel, the girl even starts to see her mother in a new light.

2021 Childrens', Young Adults' and Parents' Jury (Bērnu, jauniešu un vecāku žūrija), 4th place (age 15+)
2019 Tartu Prize for Children’s Literature (Childhood Prize) nominee
2019 “Järje Hoidja” Award of the Tallinn Central Library
2018 Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2018 Good Children's Book