The Estonian Children's Literature Centre will be flooded with Nordic literature

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

There are many exciting stories hidden in children's books, both familiar and unknown, realistic and mystical. Have you ever wondered where these stories started? Who were the very first heroes?

The idea for the interactive exhibition “The Book Flood. An adventure through Nordic stories“ comes to us from the far away country of Iceland. It brings both ancient Nordic legends and fairy tales, and more modern books across the sea. In addition to the Nordic heroes, the exhibition introduces the characters of our domestic folk tales. Come and join the adventure with heroes from here and elsewhere - you will find exciting activities and traces of North throughout the house. Just make sure you don't drown in the books!

The exhibition will be opened on the Baltic Sea Day, August 26th 2021.

Guided interactive tours can be booked for groups and classes for September and October. The interactive tour is suitable for children from the 3rd grade. The price of a guided visit for a class is 3 euros per child (accompanying person free of charge) and for other groups 3 euros per visitor. The exhibition is also open to families and all other book enthusiasts from August 26 to October 30, 2021. An unguided individual visit is free for everyone interested in the Nordics.

The author of the exhibition is Icelandic writer and illustrator Kristin Ragna Gunnarsdottir. The exhibition was put together in Estonian by the Estonian Children's Literature Center. The exhibition is designed and illustrated by Kertu Sillaste and the textiles are made by Tiia Mets. The exhibition and Nordic traces are brought to Estonia in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia, programme The Nordics and the Embassy of Iceland in Helsinki.


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