Original title: Jättityttö ja Pirhonen
Class/genre: Picture Book
Nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize 2011.
The giant maiden’s tears flow and a river bursts its banks but the tale has a happy ending.
The book is a lively story about the world’s last giant girl Tina Higgins, who suffers from loneliness. Peter Perkins, on the other hand, is an exceptionally small boy but he is not afraid of big things. He likes to think of stars, planets and other big and distant things. One day the giant girl and Peter meet each other…
‘I’ve always admired big women,’ Peter said.
‘I think everything small is beautiful,’ said the giant girl.
‘That means we’re well matched! he said.
‘True!’ The giant sounded happy, lifted Peter to her lips and gave him a kiss.
The giant girl’s kiss was like a rainstorm. Peter nearly fainted with happiness. His life with Tina the giant maiden would be grand.
Arabic, Russian, Võru