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Piret Jaaks

Biography

Piret Jaaks(1980) is an Estonian writer and playwright. She studied theatre at the University of Tartu and is currently working on a PhD in dramaturgy at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. In addition to writing almost 20 plays, she is the author of three books, including two for children: Mommy's Dragon and The Secret of the Lost Sock. Two of her children's plays, Elias from the Mainland and The Mumbler, have been staged at Estonia’s most notable children’s theatre. Her play Rights of Passage won first place in the Estonian Theater Agency’s 2019 playwriting competition. Jaaks has received several awards for her creative work.
Currently, she lives in Tallinn with her family and a hairy Jack Russell terrier.

Profile picture: Harri Rospu

 

Mommy’s Dragon

Illustrator: Marju Tammik
2019, 32 pp
ISBN: 9789949737635
fiction, picturebook

Mamin zmaj

Original title: Mommy’s Dragon
Illustrator: Marju Tammik
Translator: Boris Vidović
Ibis grafika
2020, 33 pp
ISBN: 9789537997847
fiction, picturebook

Mamin zmaj

Original title: Mommy’s Dragon
Language: Slovenian
Illustrator: Marju Tammik
Translator: Julija Potrč Šavli
KUD Sodobnost International
2020, 33 pp
ISBN: 9789617047691
fiction, picturebook
2020
The White Ravens (Mommy’s Dragon)

2019

Good Children’s Book (Mommy’s Dragon)