Given: a fighting girl from a large family and a marginal almost grandfather who lives in a bus converted into a motor home. They meet out of love for books, although grandfather is not at all happy about this acquaintance. But the girl shows such persistence that there is no choice, you have to communicate with her and even take her on board.
The books they found in a landfill, as it turned out, contain some kind of code that probably leads... but it’s generally unknown whether it leads to anything, but the adventure has already begun, and for these The main thing for nimble girls is to get involved in a fight, and then we’ll see. Grandfather, again, failed to jump off; he had to go on his nice and cozy bus to find the answer, and on the way run away from persecution, lie to the police and save his young companion from the hands of a competing company. Yes, of course, there was one, otherwise what would be the intrigue?
"The Little Turquoise Bus" is a road movie set in the setting of some non-existent country. That is, it seems like it’s Russia, but in reality it’s not (you can’t fool me, I lived there most of my life!). This is happening in the provinces, so if it were Russia, then there would be much more hopelessness on such a trip. Can you imagine the Russian outback in November? Here you go! And here our heroes are driving through villages with cute names, admiring the restrained beauty of the landscapes, stopping at an urban village, where before the New Year there is a fair with carousels, multi-colored light bulbs, hot chocolate and confetti... Well, in general, it’s definitely not Russia.
The book was written by Olga Fadeeva, already known to readers from, for example, “Kotofey”. She is originally an artist and illustrates her own stories, and the pictures in this book are simply wonderful. Made using collage technique, they look very stylish and modern, fully consistent with the spirit of the text: bright events against a muted background. In general, the book is of very high quality, solid, it’s nice to lie on the couch with it, immersed in wanderings around the world for an hour.