Calm Beasts is a modern nursery rhyme. It’s part of a collectible series of six new classics by Latvian authors, translated into English for the first time. Herberts Dobre paints a curious world where wolves fall silent and lions lie down to be stroked. The warm, muted palette of Gita Treice’s painterly illustrations bring these beasts to life. Together, they tell a beguiling story about the power of the reader’s imagination. Where in the world can a child roam free with big cats and fierce predators? In a picture book, of course!
Translated from the Latvian by Žanete Vēvere Pasqualini and Kate Wakeling.
Paperback ISBN 9781910139936
Publication date: 17 Jan 2019