Piret Raud. Sanna and the Poachers

Illustrated by the author
Tänapäev 2017, 176 pp
ISBN 9789949851966
First edition 2005
Age: 8+

The little elephant Sanna lives in Africa. Her father works at a car wash, and her mother in a pottery workshop, where she paints pretty elephants around the rims of plates. When she’s not doing homework, Sanna goes to ballet and takes karate lessons, learns carving, and plays the trumpet. At their doctor’s request, Sanna’s parents send her out to the countryside to visit her grandmother, as she has been exhausted by doing too many activities. An earthquake happens while she is on her first-ever solo bus journey. Now, Sanna’s trip is interrupted, and she has to make it to her grandmother’s place all on her own…

Awards:
2005 Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2005 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit