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Wintertime Adventure

Anu Aun

  • Illustrator: Sirly Oder
  • Language: Estonian
  • Postimees Grupp
  • 2019, 240 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949669486
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 8+
Drawing – especially nature and animals – is ten-year-old Eia’s favorite activity. When the girl’s mother, a ballet dancer, has to substitute for an injured colleague on a tour abroad and her father has no way of getting out of work, she is sent to spend winter break in the snowy countryside. There, deep in the woods, lives a warm-hearted man named Ott who is tasked with looking after Eia. The girl’s days are filled with fun activities, particularly when she makes friends with the neighbors. Soon, however, Eia and the villagers face the fight of their lives: saving the wild environment around them from clearcutting. In the process, Eia also discovers a closely guarded family secret.

2020 Nukits Competition, 2nd place for text and illustrations