The Ear

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A surreal story inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s ear, by the award-winning children’s book creator, Piret Raud


When the Ear finds herself headless and alone, she doesn’t know what to do. What will become of her? Where should she go? What should she do? Acutely aware of how small and insignificant she is in the big, wide world, the Ear experiences something of an identity crisis. She simply doesn’t know who she is anymore. But thanks to a downcast frog with a heavy heart who simply needs listening to, she realizes what she can offer to the world: a sympathetic ear. Through helping her friends, she discovers a fresh perspective on life.


'Raud's elegant picture book is a strikingly stylish allegory about how by being a kind-hearted listener you can help other people and make friends'
Sunday Times

'A beautiful book in all of its simplicity, and the illustrations are truly little pieces of art. Very inspiring!'

'A visual treat!'
Estonian World

Red Reading Hub

Piret Raud is Estonia’s leading children’s book creator, and has been nominated for both the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, two of the world’s most prestigious awards for children’s literature. This is her first publication in English.

Size: 23.5 x 19.0 cm
Format: Hardback, 32 pages