Nadareischwili, Tatia

Tina Takes Heart (Tina hat Mut)


A picture book from Georgia
Translated from Georgian by Rachel Gratzfeld
© 2020 Baobab Books
Original edition
44 pages, hardcover, 20 x 27 cm
ISBN 978-3-907277-04-1
CHF 22.80 / € (D) 17,00 / € (A) 17,50
Ages 5 and up

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A girl lives in a wooden house in the countryside, together with her mum and dad. Her name is Tinatin, but everyone calls her Tina. Tina loves nothing more than spending time with her father. The two of them would roam around the big garden in front of the house; there are so many things to discover. Only the bamboo grove behind the house seems too dark and too dangerous.
But one day, Tina has the courage to venture into the bamboo grove. Her dog, a Red Irish Setter, is at her side. Poppy goes ahead as mysterious signs appear: a whistling sound, a trail of acorns … Where does this all lead to?
Sometimes it takes courage to explore something unknown. Something that might seem impossibly big or infinitely dark. But if we overcome our fear, if we follow our curiosity, we can discover the most beautiful things. Just like Tina in this book.

The author and illustrator

Tatia Nadareischwili (*1988) was born in Tbilissi, Georgia. She studied Illustration and Graphic Desgin at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and started her career as an art teacher for children. She later worked as an art therapist for children with disabilities. For several years Tatia was a member of VIRGAM, an artist’s group at the Book Art Center in Tbilisi.
Nowadays, she works as a freelance illustrator in her studio in Tbilissi where she is also teaching children art and illustration. «Tina takes heart» is her second book with Baobab Books. «Sweet Dreams» was published in 2017. It has been critically acclaimed and translated to several languages already.