The White Elephant
This book is about a faraway country. You cannot see it even if you climbed to the tallest tree. Nor you can see it through the window of an apartment in the tallest skyscraper. Not even through a telescope. However, if you look around you might notice that you live in a reverse world of parrots where books are written in the Parrot language. You might even notice a Squareman in your neighborhood who cannot stand anything round. Not even the round holes in cheese. Maybe a Fast Rabbit just flew nearby faster than a speeding bullet looking at his four watches. Who knows, maybe even a White Elephant slept outside your house near your window. This book will inspire the readers to notice the tiny facets surrounding them and analyze the meanings behind them.
Age range: 5 - 9.
Size: 7.5”x8.7” (19x22 cm), 64 pages.
Editions: Lithuanian (Nieko Rimto, Lithuania, 2009), Estonian and Bulgarian (Nieko Rimto, Lithuania, 2009), Polish (Eurograf Librone, Poland, 2011), Ukrainian (Navchalna Kniga Bohdan, Ukraine, 2011), German, IDMI Verlag GmbH, Austria, 2011), Latvian (Jumava, Latvia, 2011), and Croatian (Ibis Grafika d.o.o., Croatia, 2011).
Award: Baltic Sea Region Jānis Baltvilks International Prize in Children's Literature and Book Art, Latvia, 2010.
Copyright: Kestutis Kasparavicius.