A Man and His Extraordinary Piano
- Modern Georgian Prose, Books For Children
“If you believe in miracles or if you no longer do; if you often find yourself thinking how an orphan child can cope with sadness; if you are wondering why one person can see something that is totally unnoticeable for others, then you must discover mothers kisses turned into butterflies, Achlachula and Aplapato, Brazo and Ghimo, Tsisterna, who sells colourful water, smiley gramophone, kind clown, a country of lost hats, and bring some colour into your plain reality.
Guram Petriashvili’s fairy-tales are about different people. They live next to us and feel and experience more than other. Sometimes the hopes, honesty and dreams of the fairy-tale characters become incomprehensible but the broken harmony is quickly repaired with support, shared joy and kind smile.
The book is encouraging the teachers to make their lessons interesting, it helps the parents to warm their children’s hearts, and teaches the adolescents to see the beauty. It brings sad thoughts to the reader who are nostalgic for their childhood but “sometimes it is necessary to experience sadness to better appreciate the joy”… (Lela Kotorashvili)
Illustrator – Tako Bakradze