Anti Saar. Pärt and the Plums

Illustrated by Anna Ring
Päike ja Pilv 2018, 25 pp
ISBN 9789949728503
Picturebook, fiction
Age: 7+

Rights sold: Hungarian, Latvian, Polish, Russian

As Pärt is plodding home from school, a big blue plum falls on the sidewalk in front of him. Without thinking twice, the boy picks it up and sinks his teeth into it. How delicious it is! Pärt would gladly pop a few more of the sweet plums into his mouth, but the rest of them have no intention of falling – they simply swing softly on the tree in a stranger’s yard. The boy wonders: whose plums are those growing over the sidewalk, and what might he do to cause another ripe one to fall so he can snack on it guilt-free?

Award:
2019 Tartu Prize for Children’s Literature (Childhood Prize) nominee