Wilhelm, the Hedgehog

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May 9, 2023
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Wilhelm, the Hedgehog

by Tanya Stus

illustrated by Anna Sarvira

translated by Alexey Potapov

Wilhelm was born on the border of Light and twilight.

Wilhelm is a hedgehog who lives in a park in the city. Unlike most hedgehogs who sleep in the day and eat and explore in the evening, Wilhelm is curious and wants to know a bit more about the daytime world—especially about Light and the sun.  His friends try to dissuade him, but eventually realize that Wilhelm won’t be convinced to behave like a “normal” hedgehog. So instead they work together to help him achieve his dream. 

A charming tale about being yourself, following your dreams, and about the friends who help you, Wilhelm, the Hedgehog was originally published in Ukraine in 2017. It celebrates creativity, inspiration, and community.

A portion of the sales from Wilhelm, the Hedgehog will be donated to the UNHRC, the UN Refugee Association.