pigtail and mr. sleeplessness

  • Illustrator: Reinis Pētersons
  • Story based on animation movie Pigtail and mr. Sleeplessness

isbn: 978-9934-533-96-9

size: 210x270mm

quantity: 32 lpp

year: 2017

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During these winter holidays five years old girl Pigtail wants to learn skating the most. However, shortly before the Christmas Pigtail’s baby brother appears to the world and turns everything upside down. Pigtail’s parents are fully occupied with him and her Grandma who has specially arrived from the countryside doesn’t know how to skate nor is any good at reading good-night-tales. So Pigtail together with her imaginary friend, Mr. Sleeplessness, come up with a plan to send Grandma and Baby Brother to the Moon in order to save the holidays and win back parents attention.

The book is based on a Christmas special with the same title “Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness”. The animation movie is directed by Edmunds Jansons and the script is written by Lote Eglīte. Illustrations of this book is a mix of movie stills and pictures drawn by Reinis Pētersons specially for this edition. Animation movie was produced by animation studio Atom Art.

The book is based on a movie script, which was written by Edmunds Jansons and Lote Eglīte. It was adapted to the book by artist Reinis Pētersons and Liels un mazs’s editor at large Inese Zandere. Inese Zandere writes poetry that children read, sing and memorise: it is musical and cheerful, yet serious and philosophical at the same time. She is also a well known fairytale author and one of the most important figures in Latvian nowadays children literature.