Source: Jaak Nilson

Kaarnakivi Stone in Rõuge Park

The Kaarnakivi Stone by the sculptor Tiiu Kirsipuu is a memorial to the writer Juhan Jaik erected on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. 

Fantasy author Juhan Jaik (1899-1948), born in Sänna in Võru County, wrote captivating and enchanting stories and poems for both adults and children.  

"Kaarnakivi", a collection of ghost and animal stories, is an Estonian children's literature classic that continues to excite readers today.

The "kaarnakivi", as many Estonians already know, is a stone that gives its finder whatever he or she wants, if a person knows how to use it prudently. 

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