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Andrus Kivirahk

Oskar and the Things


One summer, when both his parents are away for work, Oskar is sent to the countryside to live with his grandma. A dreary prospect turns into disaster when Oskar realises he left his mobile phone back at home. What will he do all summer now?Lonely and bored, Oskar crafts a phone out of a block of wood he finds in the shed and uses it to pretend to call things.

To his surprise, the things reply! He speaks to a tough-talking iron, a poetising bin, a bloodthirsty wardrobe, a red balloon that gets tangled in the crown of a birch tree, and many more. Oskar finds himself in high demand, helping the things solve their problems and achieve their dreams. Oskar and the Things is a charming book about the power of the imagination and friendship, by Estonia's leading children's writer, Andrus Kivirahk.

With a lively translation by Adam Cullen, and the original illustrations by Anne Pikkov, it will appeal to fans of other dry Nordic children's literature (such as Mrs Pepperpot, The Moomins, and Pippiis) and is the perfect gift for an introverted child with a rich inner life.

Format: Oversized Paperback
Published: UK, 2023
Publisher: The Emma Press
Pages: 314664
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781912915781
ISBN 10: 1912915782

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Oskar and the Things