princess lulu and mister bones (princess skell and mr.leton)

  • author: Piret Raud
  • illustrations by the author
  • translator: Maima Grīnberga

isbn: 978-9984-820-31-6

size: 17 x 21,5 cm

quantity: 208 pages

year: 2011

first edition sold out

The Queen suspects the Princess of eating her toothpaste: there is an empty tube in the bathroom every single day! Princess Skell hides in wait and sees SOMEONE coming out of the King’s closet. This Someone uses the toothpaste to clean not only his teeth but also all of his bones...

Mr Leton is a SKELETON! He and Skell become good friends, and yet he seems reluctant to reveal the secret he is guarding in her dad’s closet. Does the King really have something to hide? Until the secret is revealed, some crazy adventures await the two friends: dressing in disguise, escape and chase.

Piret Raud, the author and illustrator of the book, is herself a genuine princess of Estonian children’s literature from a famous dynasty. Her dad Eno Raud was the one who created the wonderful ‘naksitrallid’ – the Three Jolly Fellows: Mossbeard, Muff and Halfshoe; Piret’s mum is the writer Aino Pervik. And it has been said that a character of Piret Raud’s book – the tutor banished by the King, a professor nicknamed Socrates who has countless books in weird Martian languages at home – bears a certain resemblance to the writer’s own brother, the Rector of the University of Tallinn Rein Raud…