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Jaanus Vaiksoo

Biography

Jaanus Vaiksoo (1967) is a children’s author, literary scholar, and instructor. He graduated from Tallinn University in Estonian language and literature. Vaiksoo has written over 20 books of stories and poetry for children and has contributed to the children’s magazine Täheke. Additionally, he has published a book of ABCs, scripts for television and TV films, and an adventure libretto. The psychological intricacy of Vaiksoo’s characters and their depiction through a prism of warm humour offer support to readers of sensitive ages and helps them on their path to adulthood.

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Shoe nr. 40

Illustrator: Katrin Kaev
2020, 192 pp
ISBN: 9789949727247
fiction, storybook

Shoe nr. 39

Illustrator: Katrin Kaev
2019, 183 pp
ISBN: 9789949727223
fiction, storybook
2021
Nominee of the Tartu Prize for Children’s Literature (Shoe # 40)

2020

The White Ravens (Shoe #39)

2019

Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Shoe #39)
Good Children’s Book (Shoe #39)

2018

Nominee of the Tartu Prize for Children’s Literature (Three Autumns)

2017

Good Children’s Book (Three Autumns)

2015

Ajakirja Täheke ja Riigikantselei luulevõistlus „Meie oma Eesti lipp”, põhiauhind (luuletus „Põhjatuulemaal”)

2012

Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Soup Pot Carnival)
Good Children’s Book (Soup Pot Carnival)

2006

Best European Schoolbooks, 3rd place (Alphabet Book)

2003

Karl Eduard Sööt Children’s Poetry Award (The Clockmaker’s Wife)