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Where'd the Kids Go?

Indrek Koff

  • Illustrator: Elina Sildre
  • 2021, 70 pp
  • ISBN: 9789916964927
  • Age: 6+
  • poetry, fiction

Rights sold: Latvian

Life couldn’t be better in the bustling little village. That is until one day when all the kids decide to run away to the woods because they feel they’ve been bossed around too much, which leaves their parents devastated. The grown-ups miss all the shouts of glee and the children running around, playing hopscotch, and jumping in the leaves. The mayor dispatches the army, the teacher tries luring them back with cake and candy, ornery Uncle Rein makes angry threats, and the conductor tries using Mozart and Bach, but nothing works. How can they tempt the kids to come home so there’s life in the village again?