The Emma Press


The Girl Who Learned All the Languages of the World


Story by Ieva Flamingo with illustrations by Chein Shyan Lee

“In the meantime, the waiters had served roast potatoes, meat, fish and salad. Everyone was helping themselves, piling their plates high with everything they fancied. Lela did the same. Then, they all started talking again. And once again… Lela couldn’t understand a word.”

An Emma Press Children’s Book
Approximate reading age: for reading aloud to children aged 5+; for children aged 8+ to read on their own.

Publication date: 24 Jan 2019

Paperback ISBN: 9781912915095


SKU: 978-1-910139-59-2-1 Categories: , , Tag:

Emma Wright

Emma Dai'an Wright is the founder of The Emma Press, and works across all areas of the business, from commissioning, editing, typesetting, illustrating, marketing and sales. She isn't the author of any books - this bit is just appearing under every book until we've finished updating the website!


Meet Lela – a clever little girl who is also very stubborn. Despite her mum and dad encouraging her to learn a new language, Lela refuses, arguing that dogs don’t try to neigh. This leaves her in a bit of a pickle at an important international party where she can’t understand anything the grown-ups are saying and feels utterly miserable. Lela vows from this moment on to learn all of the languages of the world, one word at a time…

Join Lela on her journey, learning words in Latvian, French, Finnish, German, Spanish, Italian, Estonian, Swedish, Slovenian, Dutch, Maltese and Russian. Filled with humour, adventure and learning, this delightful book will leave you wanting to learn more and more languages.

A deluxe paperback book with colour illustrations.

Translated from the Latvian by Žanete Vēvere Pasqualini.

Additional information

Dimensions 15 × 21 cm


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