Acclaimed author Robyn Laider’s latest books, The Eldest Daughter and the Dragon, and All these Random Things are now available for purchase from online retailers, apollo.ee and Amazon (.ca, .com, .uk, and .de) Explore these online retailers to discover the latest works from Robyn, whether you’re a devoted fan or discovering her writing for the first time.
The Eldest Daughter and the Dragon is a thrilling story of a girl's quest to save her family. Bringing added intrigue to the picture book are Piret Mildebergs illustrations. Mildeberg also bleds in surrealist components [...] in a way reminiscent of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's illustrations in The Little Prince.
The vulnerability and authority of the speaker’s voice draw the reader into their deep exploration and moments of struggle and insight, as the speaker seeks to understand themselves apart from the expectations of others. This shines through especially in lines like: “Because I am not like him, nor will I ever be like her” and “I wish I would not / put so much stock in these things."
[Robyn Laider] wrote The Eldest Daughter and the Dragon while working on her MA at Tartu University. While her first children’s book came to her as a dream, she has been writing for as long as she can remember and aims to never stop. Mildeberg has illustrated over 40 books in addition to designing posters, postcards, packaging, and logos. Her photography, dolls, and paper art have been featured in Estonian exhibitions.”