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Arrival of the Stranger

Luīze Pastore, Elīna Brasliņa

The small detectives Theo, Button and the dachshund Comma continue to investigate hidden secrets of artworks of the most well-known Latvian artists. This time it is Niklāvs Strunke and his painting “A Man who Enters the Room” that pull the detectives into the vortex of adventures.

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For several weeks newspapers are reporting of a terror that has seized Rigans: a strange man in grey coat has appeared in the city, who goes through the walls of houses like a ghost. Detective Teo starts to investigate the case and meets the Grey Man face to face.
Following the smell of dust and the call of the Grey Man “Čau!”, Teo with his partner Poga and her fat dachshund Comma go into the streets of Riga to find out whether art can rally step out of the dust-covered painting frames and take a walk in the streets of today’s city. The art detectives will discover the secret of the Grey Man and will find out who introduced into Latvian the Italian greeting “Ciao!” (Čau!)

Awards: Latvian Children’s Jury Award 2016, The Annual Latvian Literature Prize for The Best Children’s Book 2016

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Arrival of the Stranger

2015
In Latvian
Artist: Elīna Brasliņa
60 pp., paperback, ISBN 978-9934-512-67-4

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