"It can't be!" Mum grabbed her head with both hands. What they saw was more than awful. Amy's mother's sprayed hair was standing up, just like gone with the wind, there were blobs of whipped cream on the guests' faces and you could hardly see the twins. There was even something hanging on the ceiling lamp. The candles were gone from the cake. One of them was on Granny's head and another one had got stuck in the curtains. It was an awful mess. Luckily Andy managed to unplug the vacuum cleaner before the table was completely empty.
Everyone was completely silent for a very long time and Lucy closed her eyes.
"I'm not here," she mumbled to herself. "I don't even exist."
The birthday party turned out to be quite short this time but some of Lucy's wishes did come true after all. She got an umbrella and a ballerina costume, a couple of dolls and quite a few new DVDs with cartoons.
"If you really want something this much, you have to get at least a couple of things," Mum figured. Dad would recall this day quite a few times in the future; every time describing how Aunt Christy's hair were gone with the wind, how there was a single cake candle on Granny's head and how he could eat cake with a spoon straight off Grandpa's bald head...
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About the Author
Heiki Vilep is an author who has had considerable influence over development of Estonian children's literature scene. Children's literature experts predict that Heiki Vilep will become one of the Estonia's children's literature classic authors.
Member of Estonian Writers' Union, Estonian Literary Society, Estonian Authors' Society, Estonian Parents Union.
Books in English: "The Monsters of the Closet Door", "Sandman's Stories", "The Sounds of Silence", "Lucy", "Lucy In A Sand Hole", "Lucy Invents A Candle Blower", "Lucy and Madhouse Canteen".
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Lucy Invents a Candle Blower by Heiki Vilep is an exciting collection of short stories revolving around a little girl called Lucy. Each story has a different theme that is filled with fun, adventure and humor and will take kids on an interesting journey along with Lucy. The underlying themes of the stories are humor and adventure and the author doesn't disappoint readers with his imagination and creative mind. Lucy will warm the hearts of readers with her adorable and mischievous behavior, and motivate them to try out doing naughty and adventurous things at home and otherwise. The style of writing is simple, laced with humor, and all the characters are portrayed well so that they remain in the hearts of readers for a long time. Lucy is like any other normal child; it's just that she is mischievous and attempts a lot of things which see her getting into trouble, but in a good way. The book is perfect as a bedtime storybook, and parents and grandparents can read out the stories to their kids and grandkids. The illustrations are really cute and they give pace and movement to the story. Lucy and Andy's mischief keep the stories alive as the author involves them in one adventure after the other, keeping young readers glued to the book. Lucy's enthusiasm to experience everything and live life to the fullest is infectious. Stories influence the thinking of kids and encourage them to participate in the activities around them.