Piret Raud. The Ear

Illustrated by the author
Thames & Hudson 2019, 32 pp
ISBN 9780500651636
Age: 3+
Rights sold: English, German, Latvian, Polish

One morning, the Ear wakes up. Something is completely out of the ordinary: she’s all alone. Where is the head on whom she’s lived her entire life? How should she carry on? The world is so big and I’m so alone, she mourns, confused and utterly headless! What good is an ear without a head? she sobs. Without a head, I’m no one! But then, the Ear hears a croak. Is it someone who might need her?

Piret Raud’s picture book The Ear is inspired by the life of Vincent van Gogh.