The Man Who Touched the ElkUser's  Piret Eensoo project in the category Print

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The source of the book is stories collected by Juhani Püttsepp from inhabitants of one big Estonian nature reserve – Alam-Pedja. There is a few hundred square kilometers of wild land – rivers, meadows, bogs, forest, some small villages and of course animals – wolves and eagles and many others.

Since 2001 Juhani has visited the people in this area to listen to the stories about their past days and nowadays. They are foresters, fishermen, bee-keepers, people, who have tense friendship with their wild living-place. From these conversations Juhani selected some ideas to bring them to You.

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Illustrator of the book is painter Epp Margna, who also holds Alam-Pedja in her heart.

The book should be released by June 1.

Every year hundreds of people visit Alam-Pedja and also the small Palupõhja village and Palupõhja Nature School on the banks of the river Emajõgi. Among them are also english speaking people, who come from the USA, Great Britain etc - to do some volunteer work in the Alam-Pedja nature reserve. For them ms Sigrid Tooming translated these stories also in English.

Juhani Püttsepp

Epp Margna


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This project was funded on 30.Apr.2014

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