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Ville the Lemur Flies the Coop

Kairi Look

  • Illustrator: Elina Sildre
  • Language: Estonian
  • Tänapäev
  • 2012, 164 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949271587
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 8+
Rights sold: German, Lithuanian

Little Ville is a curious sort of lemur – the first clever lemur, whose is as sharp as a tack. Curious Ville often visits the squirrels, whose relatives live across the whole world and always send postcards form exciting places. All of these far-away lands incite a sense of curiosity in Ville. One rainy fall day, Ville meets Pierre: a squirrel buzzing with French. Oh, what luck! Now, Ville is able to listen to the squirrel‘s unending tales about adventures living in Paris for evenings on end. Soon, they form a plan – Pierre promises to take Ville along with him to Paris. Their journey begins on a large cruise steamboat, and after a few days, the two little animals are indeed in Paris. Only that this Paris is extremely odd: everyone rides around on bicycles, and there is one canal after another. The ship has actually brought them to Amsterdam.

Of course, the two globe-trotters also reach Paris – Ville now sees that city of wonders. They pass through the grand department store‘s sales racks and gaze at the Eiffel Tower, stroll on Montmartre and study the painting of Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Paris is certainly a lovely city, but Ville‘s heart pulls him onward. The world is much wider than it first appears. Who knows – perhaps new adventures await Ville ahead.

Ville the Lemur Flies the Coop is suitable for little travel enthusiasts both to satisfy their curiosity as well as to form it. Everything that goes along with travel, such as visiting a museum, is depicted in a child-like and friendly way. The book is good for reading both before and after a trip.
2012 Children’s Story Competition My First Book, 3rd place