$11.00 – $18.00
By Eno Raud
Illustrated by Priit Pärn
Translated from the Estonian by Adam Cullen
In a faraway land live a bright, industrious people called the Gothamites. They are known for being model citizens, so much so that other communities constantly call upon them for advice, leaving the Gothamites with no time for themselves. Fed up, they hit on a solution: they’ll become the most foolish people around: after all, no one wants foolish advice. Chaos ensues, brilliantly captured by Eno Raud’s wordplay and Priit Pärn’s crowded illustrations. From one of Estonia’s most cherished children’s authors comes the spirited tale of a town that decides to wreak havoc in hilarious fashion.
Date of Publication: June 11, 2019
As an adult reading this I must admit that I was laughing away and thoroughly love this tale, and children will be the same. This has wonderful colour illustrations throughout, which helps bring this story to life.
— Martin Dowden
Children and adults will interpret the stories quite differently, which makes the whole collection enjoyable for all.
— Teresa Grabs, The Haunted Wordsmith
They were sweet, humorous and thought provoking at the same time.
— Anna Maria Giacomasso
This is an intelligent piece of silliness.
— John Lloyd, The Bookbag
Brilliant, funny and excruciatingly detailed cartoon-illustrations.
— Noor Ilhuda
Ten short stories ... in the best noodlehead folklore tradition ... The richly colored, Brueghel-like illustrations feature intricate, comical scenes of the Gothamites in all their splendid incompetence.
Fantastic things change into usual, the supernatural is described as the most natural; and everyday life is turned into an extraordinary and interesting fantasy world ... Yes that is the way of the author: to give thrilling adventures, nothing but thrilling adventures.
— Andres Jaaksoo
Check out Eno Raud in conversation with Edgar Valta and Eve Villip here: https://arhiiv.err.ee/vaata/tuhat-tutvust-eno-raud