Māris Rungulis - "Lapsu kalniņa mīklas" / The Riddle of Fox Hill

It is the first book in Latvian children’s literature that tells the story of the Latvian partisans that continued to fight after the Second World War. The book’s plot is set in 1961 during the Soviet period. Rungulis took advantage of an extensive amount of documental material, as well as precise descriptions of the plans of the underground bunkers of the partisans, along with other material dealing with survival.

Māris Rungulis (1950) was born in Liepāja. He graduated from the Department of Journalism at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Latvia. After his studies he worked at children’s publications, one of which being the magazine Zīlīte. In 1991 he created his own magazine for children entitled Ezis, of which he was the editor until 2003 until the untimely death of Jānis Baltvilks, who was the chief editor of Zīlīte. Rungulis took over editorial duties of Zīlīte until 2013 when he began to reshape the magazine into its present form as a magazine for children about nature and his own experiences in nature. In addition to this, Rungulis has also written and published numerous books for children and young adults.