Māsa un brālis [Sister and brother]


Country: Latvia

Title: Māsa un brālis [Sister and brother]

Language: Latvian

Bibliographic Information: Zandere, Inese. Māsa un brālis [Sister and brother]. Ills Juris Petraškevičs. Riga: Liels un Mazs, 2006.

ISBN: 9984-9801-5-4                   

A sister and brother talk about a dream they had during the previous night. The sister tells how they travelled together by ship with a big bear, a fish, and a horse and while they had many adventures, they still could not arrive to America. Then the brother talks about his dream: how they travelled together and had many adventures, but they could not leave America...Then the brother and sister discover that they are at home.


Reason for choosing the book:
The structure of the book is simple: the narration is in two parts, follows the same logic and many phrases are repeated. The story encourages children’s imagination and self-expression. It is a great visual story.


Translation: German


Links to relevant sites:
http://www.lnb.lv/en/for-librarians/consultative-work/the-childrens-literature- centre
Latvian Centre of Children’s Literature

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