The Wolf and the Gardener

The Wolf and the Gardener

Marika Maijala

Original Title
Suden hetki
Published
Etana Editions, 2020
Genre
Picture books
Pages
32
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The Wolf and the Gardener

Marika Maijala

The Wolf and the Gardener is a story about what it’s like to be lonely, and how everything can change when one dares to find a friend.

Wolf lives alone in a big castle. He loves painting, but he is sad and has lost his inspiration. He visits the art museum and gets a great idea, or two: he wants to paint a portrait and remodel his garden! He decides to paint a portrait of his Gardener. The gardener poses as Wolf’s model for many days. They also have coffee, talk about life, or simply sit together in silence. The portrait wins the local art competition, but suddenly Wolf feels sad again. Where is the Gardener?

Marika Maijala’s second picture book takes us on a movie-like journey through familiar and also difficult emotions, encouraging us to face our fears and enjoy our lives in the company of friends.

 

Books illustrated by Marika Maijala

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