The Case Of The Missing Broom Tomas Dirgėla

The Case Of The Missing Broom

Published: 2016

ISBN: 9786094661808

Number of pages: 192

Dimensions: 147 mm x 221 mm

Cover: Hardback

Publisher: UAB Tyto alba

One morning, the school janitor’s broom disappears. The inspector, who turns up unexpectedly, issues a war-

ning that if he finds a mess at school during his next visit in a week’s time, the school will be closed. Who stole the broom, and when and why? The boys have a lot of questions and someone begins sending threatening messages. Is the girl that Tomas is in love with helping the villains? What is a grenade dispenser doing in the hands of a sweets vendor?

DOMAS AND TOMAS is a series of books about two detectives who go to the 4th grade and keep trying to save their school and its director. The stories are full of humor, funny misunderstandings, adventures and romance, and all the action is related to school – all of these universal components make the books about Domas and Tomas interesting for readers in both Lithuania and other parts of the world. Why? Because there is no child in the world who does not like laughter, adventure and who isn’t informed about school life.

Tomas Dirgėla

TOMAS DIRGĖLA (born in 1989) is one of the most popular contemporary Lithuanian children’s book writers and an author and host of a radio program for children on the LRT radio station. Tomas began writing children’s books three years ago, when his love for children met his love for writing. Prior to becoming a professional writer,
T. Dirgėla worked as a teacher in a real prison, then in a kindergarten where he worked with toddlers, and after that for a while as a journa-
list in a couple of glam magazines.
Tomas Dirgėla’s books are loved by children’s literature specia-
lists, the young readers themselves as well as their parents – the author very often gets invited to meetings with children in schools and libraries all over Lithuania to talk about himself and his work. In those meetings, children often cry. From laughter.
Five of his books for children have already been published; three more will be released in 2018.
T. Dirgėla thinks that only children and laughter can save the world from sadness, and so his books are not lacking in humor. The author is often called the most entertaining writer in Lithuania.
T. Dirgėla is productive too. He plans to offer his readers 2-3 new books every year. Tomas’ texts are illustrated by the prized book illustrator Dalė Karpavičiūtė, and by Rytis Daukantas, a caricaturist and author of funny pictures.
Today, T. Dirgėla has his wife, son, daughter, dog, cat and a huge crowd of readers to keep him company. The author is a member of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union and the Lithuanian section of IBBY.

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