A thrilling story of adventures of a little boy Jēkabs, who unexpectedly finds himself in Maskačka – the most mysterious district of Riga. There he meets a real sailor Ērglis, an utterly unbearable girl Mimmi and becomes friends with a speaking dog – the Boss of Maskačka.
Luīze Pastore (1986) is the author of two books for children published in Latvian in 2009 and 2012. During her studies at the Latvian Culture Academy, which is situated in the Moscow district of Riga, popularly known as Maskačka, she got acquainted with inhabitants of this ‘independent republic’. They inspired her to write a story about the unknown world of this well-known district of Riga – Maskačka.
Artist Reinis Pētersons was nominated for Jānis Baltvilks Prize in children’s literature for his illustrations for Maskačkas stāsts.