When Pigeon was a Parrot Tomas Dirgėla

When Pigeon was a Parrot

Published: 2016

ISBN: 9789955811930

Number of pages: 104

Publisher: UAB Dominicus Lituanus

It’s a book that tells a story about pigeons that were kidnapped by crows, dreams coming true, adventures in the sea and true friendship. It is full of witty humor, which, according to the author Tomas Dirgėla, is the second best thing in the world after children.
Pigeon Stephen dreams of becoming a parrot. And not just a simple parrot – a parrot of a pirate! Bus driver Alben wants to be a pirate. And so, because of the coincidence, they end up in a car floating in the sea. Stephen is willing to save his best friend that is being held in slavery, while Alben is eager to find a lost bus. While trying to reach their goals, a pirate and his pigeon experience the weirdest adventures.
Can an ordinary pigeon become a pirate’s parrot all of a sudden? Can a bus driver become a pirate? What if they achieve heroic things? Everything is possible if you are dreaming strong enough.

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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