Illustrations by Author
— White Raven 2016
— the International Baltic Sea Region Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children’s Literature and Book Art
— the Jaunaudze Award for the best debut
— the 2016 Latvian Children’s Jury Award
Naturalist Karl Darwing is on his way to the letterbox where he hopes to find the latest issue of a scientific magazine, this time dedicated to the magical three-legged raven. For a moment, he is forced to hop on one leg: a snake has been hiding in his boot. On his way back Karl notices the footprints of a one-legged creature in the snow. As the naturalist attempts to follow the trail and make a discovery, he is surprised to find the number of footmarks increasing.
By the time Karl’s guesses go as far as a ten-legged space alien or five bandits, he decides that the potential discovery is best given up for now. The reader can have all the pleasure of getting to the bottom of things.
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