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HOW TO FRIGHTEN A MONSTER?

HOW TO FRIGHTEN A MONSTER

Author: Jana Bauer

Illustrator: Małgorzata Zając

Details:

21 x 26 cm

32 pages

colour illustrations

age: 4+

Author Jana Bauer:

Jana Bauer is bestselling children’s author. Her books are very funny and her stories have strong and engaging plotlines so there’s no wonder that they are enjoyed by imaginative people of all ages.

Illustrator Małgorzata Zając:

Małgorzata Zając is a Polish illustrator.  She strongly believe that imagination is the most important thing in her art live. Her head is always full of all kind of creatures, imaginary friends, magical worlds and whole incredible storys. She use her skills and different techniques for creating that nonexistent worlds on paper in her illustrations.

Shelves in her workshop are full of beautiful books illustrated by her favorite artists from all over the world. She admire them and still learn something new from them. She dream that one day, her illustrated books will be on someone favorite shelvs.

Is this monster fat, with only one eye and claws on its paws? Then it is a GROSS monster. They are not very clever and they are mortally afraid of brass bands. When a gross monster is still very small, its mother keeps admonishing it by waving a claw at it: »If you won’t obey, a brass band will come and blow you away!« Here is my advice. Bring your radio, press the third button for a programme on which a brass band is playing, and push the radio under the bed. This should work. Your monster will run away. BUT if it doesn’t then you probably have a tooth monster. They have sharp teeth, horny heads and slimy bodies. They are a nuisance and won’t leave you alone – unless you have a raspberry cough syrup at hand. Toothed monsters simply can’t stand it. They get sick even if they only see a commercial for it. So, try with a large serving spoon and half a litre of raspberry cough syrup. I really hope you will get rid of youR TOOTHED monster. If nothing happens then (I’m sorry to tell you) this must be a FURRY monster. Furry monsters have an evil look, horrible breath and an awkward furry body. They are the most evil, the most wily, the most mordacious of all monsters. Only one thing scares them. The little girl called Lilly, who likes to wash, brush and perfume all kinds of monsters. So tell the monster under your bed, very firmly and very loudly: »Watch out, Lilly’s among us!« If the monster doesn’t fly to the window and open it, if it doesnt’t get lost behind the horizon, if no fearful howling or desperate shouting can be heard, then something is wrong. Terribly wrong. And there is only one thing you can do. YOU NEED TO CALL OTTO!

Funny and witty text with detailed illustrations!

How to Frighten a Monster?

(Sample translation)

My name is Otto. Otto Locust. That‘s all you‘re going to learn about me. The doorbell rang. It was Philipp. Philipp Rabbit. He came for tea. »I couldn‘t sleep all night,« he explained.
He began to tremble, and he spilt some tea. »A large monster is hiding under my bed,« he sighed. »Nothing to it,« I smiled. »I know how to get rid of it.« I waited for Philipp to finish spilling his tea, then I took my brown bag and off we went. Philipp lives three floors above me.

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CLOSE TO HERE

CLOSE TO HERE

Author: Ida Mlakar Črnič

Illustrator: Peter Škerl

Details:

21,5 x 26,5 cm

32 pages

colour illustrations

age: 5+

Rights sold to: Croatia

Reserved for: Turkey

Awards and nominations: White Ravens Catalog 2019.

Author Ida Mlakar:

Ida Mlakar Črnič is a very popular author of children’s books. She decided to beceome a writer at the age of seven when she created her very first story about a lost bean. At present she works in the youth department of the public library in Ljubljana where she organizes readings for children and other programs. In her free time she loves writing stories. She describes human relations and emotions so her stories touch readers and overwhelm them.

Illustrator Peter Škerl:

Peter Škerl’s illustrations can be found in numerous picture books (more than 100 different editions), textbooks and children’s magazines. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Desing of the University of Ljubljana, studying illustration and design of visual communications. Škerl is one of the most popular, awarded and established Slovenian illustrators.

Close to here lives a girl. Without a name. Without any friends. Without her own room. A girl who nobody listens to. Nobody abides. Nobody invites over. Close to here lives a girl who craves warmth and presence just like you do. A girl who hides a miraculous treasure inside her. She goes to the same school. She sits close to you. She takes the same route from school to her home. Do you want to know who she is? Do you want to meet her?

A touching story abouth compassion, written from a child’s point of view.

Powerful insight into how children are perceiving poverty and multiculturalism.

Ida Mlakar's text is short, but it has tremendous power. It reaches deep and undermines the walls od prejudice and hatred.

Close to here

(Sample translation)

January

Close to here lives a girl who is not as beautiful as you or I. She doesn’t have blond curls. She has no pretty dresses. She has no pink pony. No one says that she is a princess. In the school playground, no one invites her to play.

Except you and I. Sometimes.

When we play at princesses, she can be our maid. She helps us put on our beautiful dresses. She makes tea and cake. She tidies the castle. Even if she asks, we don’t let her be a princess. Because she’s not a princess and that’s that. Not even when she grows up. She cannot be. And that’s all there is to it.

Princesses are beautiful and gentle, like you and I.

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THE MOON AND I

THE MOON AND I

Author and illustrator: Andreja Peklar

Details:

23 x 23 cm

32 pages

colour illustrations

age: 3+

Awards and nominations: Selected for Illustrators Exhibition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018; Nami Concours 2015, Purple Island Award; Kristina Brenkova Award 2019 (The Original Slovene Picture Book Award).

Rigths sold to: China, Italy, Mongolia.

Author and illustrator Andreja Peklar:

Andreja Peklar has devoted herself to illustrating for children and her work can be seen in several picture books, text books and magazines for children. She has received several Slovenian and foreign awards. Some of her books have been included in The White Ravens selection. Recently she has been focusing on writing and illustrating her own books.

If the Moon is your friend, you are never bored at night. You can play hide-and-seek with it or count the stars in its company. You can go on a long, mysterious boat trip! But when you fall asleep the Moon guards you all through the night. Its friendship never withers even though the Moon is sometimes as thin as a mouse’s tail.

The poetic text and magical illustrations have a playful way of drawing our attention to tiny nature's miracles.

THE MOON AND I

(Sample translation)

I so love moon …

We’ll go for a walk I say,

And the naughty thing

runs away.

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SCARY FAIRY IN WICKED WOOD

SCARY FAIRY IN WICKED WOOD

Author: Jana Bauer

Illustrator: Caroline Thaw

Details:

15,5 x 21,7 cm

104 pages

colour illustrations

age: 8+

Awards and nominations: Nomination for Desetnica Award 2012; Nomination for Večernica Award 2012; Included in the list of best children’s books in Croatia 2014; The Most Important and The Most Artistic Translation of The Year for The Children – tale in Lithuania 2015.

Rigths sold to: Croatia, Island, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Serbia, UK, Germany, Macedonia, Indonesia, Russia, Ukraine, Mongolia, India, Romania.

Author Jana Bauer:

Jana Bauer is bestselling children’s author. Her books are very funny and her stories have strong and engaging plotlines so there’s no wonder that they are enjoyed by imaginative people of all ages.

Illustrator Caroline Thaw:

Caroline Thaw is an English illustrator. Illustration for Scary Fairy are Caroline’s first attempt at book illustration, but she succeedded in creating a truly magical world of the Fearful Forest, together with all te animals.

All of a sudden Scary Fariy lands at the whim of Southern Wind in Wicked Wood. Banished by her grandmother after breatking one of her beloved china tea cups, she has no other option than joining the animals of Wicked Wood. But will they accept this mischievous and very cheeky Fairy? Anyway, they have no idea how dramatically the stubborn, brave and crafty Scary Fairy will change their lives.

Between Winnie the Pooh and The Wind in the Willows comes Scary Fairy in Wicked Wood, but with its own sweet and original ideas.

SCARY FAIRY IN WICKED WOOD

(Sample translation)

Scary Fairy Comes to Wicked Wood

One cloudy Saturday something strange was seen flying towards Wicked Wood. Something really strange.
“An asteroid!” gasped Squirrel as she looked at the sky “And it’s heading straight for us!”
She ran directly to Owl’s place. “Asteroid!” she kept shouting.
“Really?” asked Bear, who happened to be sipping tea with Owl.
“Asteroid!” Squirrel frantically waved her little paw towards the sky.
Owl looked up, alarmed. “What could it be?”
“Certainly not a bird,” muttered Bear, staring at the funny object in the sky. “Nor a frog nor a mouse. Nor a mole for that matter.”
“Strange,” Owl agreed.
“I’m telling you – it’s an asteroid!” shrieked Squirrel.
“And asteroids have stupid habits. They smash you to
s-m-i-t-h-e-r-e-e-n-s!”

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SCARY FAIRY AND THE WILD WINTER

SCARY FAIRY AND THE WILD WINTER

Author: Jana Bauer

Illustrator: Caroline Thaw

Details:

15,5 x 21,7 cm

159 pages

colour illustrations

age: 8+

Awards and nominations: Nomination for Desetnica Award 2018; nomination for Večernica Award 2018; Golden Pear 2017.

Rigths sold to: Poland, Croatia, Lithuania, Spain, Macedonia.

Author Jana Bauer:

Jana Bauer is bestselling children’s author. Her books are very funny and her stories have strong and engaging plotlines so there’s no wonder that they are enjoyed by imaginative people of all ages.

Illustrator Caroline Thaw:

Caroline Thaw is an English illustrator. Illustration for Scary Fairy are Caroline’s first attempt at book illustration, but she succeedded in creating a truly magical world of the Fearful Forest, together with all te animals.

It was completely dreary and boring when Scary Fairy left Wicked Wood. One day on the verge of winter Hedghog, Bear, Squittel and Dormouse decided to go and get Scary Fairy back to Wicked Wood. With a flying machine! We are in for an interesting journey, meeting wild fairies their even wilder great-grandmother, and for the return of Scairy Fairy to Wicked Wood, where a wild winter spares nobody.

It has been a long time since we last encountered an imaginary being that was as lovable, convincing and original as Scary Fairy. (Ringaraja.net)

SCARY FAIRY AND THE WILD WINTER

(Sample translation)

The flying machine

“I came for a cup of tea,” said Hedgehog one cold Saturday, when he knocked on Owl’s door.
“Is that so?” said Owl with a nod, reaching for the camomile.
‘I can’t sleep.”
“I can see that,” replied Owl.
“Salamander can’t sleep either,” added Hedgehog.
“Bear is also still up and about.”
“Bear?” said Owl in surprise.
“Dormouse and Bear – Dormouse is also awake – have been busy all day building a flying machine.”

A flying machine?” Owl was increasingly confused. Hedgehog nodded, shifting on his seat and creasing the tablecloth. Owl suddenly lost patience.
“Hedgehog, stop creasing my tablecloth! And what are you dithering about?”
“Scary Fairy,” sighed Hedgehog. “We’re going for her!”
“Scary Fairy?” hooted Owl. “Why?”
“What if something unpleasant happened to her on the way? What if her teapot was struck by lightning? What if somebody kidnapped her? Or bewitched her?
What if …”
“Stop!” said Owl. “Scary Fairy went home because she missed her sisters and cousins and aunties. And probably even her great grandmother.”
“Great grandmother?” exclaimed Hedgehog. “You said yourself that she swears terribly and we both know she has no patience.”
“Yes, but…”
“You know where scary fairies live,” Hedgehog gave her a pleading look.
“No, no and no,” replied Owl.

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DING DONG STORIES

DING DONG STORIES

Author: Jana Bauer

Illustrator: Bojana Dimitrovski

Details:

15,5 x 21,7 cm

130 pages

colour illustrations

age: 5+

Awards and nominations: 

Rigths sold to: Croatia

Author Jana Bauer:

Jana Bauer is bestselling children’s author. Her books are very funny and her stories have strong and engaging plotlines so there’s no wonder that they are enjoyed by imaginative people of all ages.

Illustrator Bojana Dimitrovski:

Bojana Dimitrovski is a professional illustrator, graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Belgrade. She has illustrated a number of children’s books in Sloveni and Serbia and received a lot of Slovenian and foreign awards.

Ding Dong Stories won’t allow you to shut your eyes for a second! In the series of stories, which can be read from both sides of the book from two different perspectives, you will meet ninjas, a with and an alien. You will have to deal with rude pirates, make a cake for the aunt of the Water Man and write a poem to defeat a fearless knight! These funny and beautifully written stories are suitable for all readers, including those who have just learned to read.

Easy to identify: stories are written in second-person singular.

DING DONG STORIES

(Sample translation)

PIRATES

Ding dong went the doorbell.
“G’day, ma’am,” a hairy pirate with a captain’s hat and a gold tooth was staring at me smarmily. He wanted to know if you were home. You were expecting him.

Gold tooth nodded in a slimy kind of way, clutching his hat in his hands. “Er… I… well… I don’t know… but it’s an urgent matter.” He looked around, leaned close to you and whispered: “Found a map… it says hidden treasure… or something like that… couldn’t read any more… the letters… too small…”
“This is a pirate captain,” you explained, “I’m helping him with his reading.”
“Reading?” You nodded and whispered. “He’s a very poor reader.”
You took your rain jacket and a bag of sweets, and went with him to the ship anchored on the river. On the ship there was a barrel guarded by
a red-bearded pirate and a black-bearded pirate. And in the barrel…
“Psst,” said the captain, looking round conspiratorially. “The map.”
He carefully took it out of the barrel and waved it under your nose.
“Go on, then! Read it! Where’s the treasure?” You unfolded it and burst out laughing: “Treasure chest of beauty! This is a map for a hairdressing salon.”
“Yuck!” spat the redbeard. “It says they also file nails and pluck out ear hairs.”
“Ouch!” shuddered the blackbeard. “Yer making fun o’ me?” yelled the big hairy pirate captain. “If yer making fun o’ me, yer better watch out!” He pulled out his pirate sword and waved it in your face. He was furious. Out of sheer anger he began to chew dried chilis as if they were popcorn. Out of wildness and also partly because he’d eaten too many chilis, he demanded: “Gimme all yer sweets, now! Come on, turn out yer pockets!”
“No way!” you said.
“What!?” he yelled threateningly, brandishing his sword. “I’ll show yer.”
“If yer don’t gimme all yer sweets,” roared the evil hairy captain, giving you a malicious look, “then from the terrribly wicked wood, from its darrrk hiding place, a horrribly hairrry beast will head strrraight for yer house –”
“Are your knees already trembling with fright?” asked the red-bearded pirate.
“Not a bit,” you replied. “Silence!” yelled the captain and went on: “And
it will crraawwl across the foggy swamp, CLUMP CLUMP, PLOP PLOP, stop by the witch’s cottage, sharpen its loooong fangs
and hoooowl!”

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FERDO, THE GIANT BIRD

FERDO, THE GIANT BIRD

Author: Andreja Peklar

Details:

24 x 24 cm

32 pages

colour illustrations

age: 4+

Rights sold to: Mongolia.

Awards and nominations:

IBBY Honour List 2018; Silent Book Concours 2015, selected finalist; Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy 2015; Golden Pear 2016; Kristina Brenkova Award 2017 (The Original Slovene Picture Book Award); The Best Designed Slovenian Book Award – Books for Children and Young Adults 2016.

Author and illustrator Andreja Peklar:

Andreja Peklar has devoted herself to illustrating for children and her work can be seen in several picture books, text books and magazines for children. She has received several Slovenian and foreign awards. Some of her books have been included in The White Ravens selection. Recently she has been focusing on writing and illustrating her own books.

This is a wordless picture book about a giant, somehow clumsy but very nice bird, who loved to play with children, who helped people and lived with them in coexistence … but one day after hard work he drank all the water from the lake. He made a terrible mistake and people banished him from their town and he has wandering around alone and desparate. Yet at the end with help of a little friend everything turned out well.

Let's talk about friendship, forgivness and environment!

COOK ME UP A FAIRYTALE!

COOK ME UP A FAIRYTALE!

Author: Majda Koren

Illustrator: Agata Dudek

Details:

21 x 26cm

32 pages

colour illustrations

age: 4+

Rigths sold to: Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Turkey

Author Majda Koren:

Majda Koren is one of the best-beloved Slovenian children’s authors. She writes for children since 1982. Besides her writing career she is a primary school teacher so she can find the subjects for her books in every corner. No wonder that her stories are so witty, optimistic and full of humorous details.

Illustrator Agata Dudek:

Agata Dudek is a Polish illustrator. Her work has been exhebited in galleries in Poland and abroad. She has won many prestigious awards.

What do you cook for a child who is a choosy eater? A fairytale, ofcourse! You take a pink pot with green dots, throw a pinch of salt, two potatoes, a teaspoon of snaketooth powder and three small spoons of laughter. And if the child doesn’t like it? You try again. In a green pot with blue dots. But what if a child is so hard to please as Honey Bunny? Then he should try this fairytale. He will eat it up in a jiffy!

Funny story with an interesting twist at the end.

COOK ME UP A FAIRYTALE!

(Sample translation)

Honey Bunny was very hard to please with his meals. Broths were always too watery, potatoes too salty and salads too green. »Honey Bunny, what shall I make you for dinner?« asked his mother who was getting desperate, not knowing what to cook for him. The boy stepped to the middle of the kitchen, stood there arms akimbo and firmly pronounced his decision: »Cook me up a fairy tale!« His mother set about satisfying his desire. She chose a pink pot with green dots, filled it with water and put it on the stove. When the water boiled, she put in a pinch of salt, two potatoes, a teaspoon of snake tooth powder and three teaspoons of laughter. Then she started stirring the broth with the biggest ladle she could find. The mixture in the pot was bubbling and smoking curiously.

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MY NEIGHBOUR UP THERE

MY NEIGHBOUR UP THERE

Author: Peter Svetina

Illustrator: Peter Škerl

Details:

15,5 x 21,7 cm

104 pages

colour illustrations

age: 6+

Author Peter Svetina:

Peter Svetina is regarded as one of the best children’s authors in Slovenia, with a refined feeling for putting into words witty games and skilfully plotted stories. He have received all the important awards for children’s books in Slovenia. In 2020 Peter Svetina is also one of the six nominees for Hans Christian Award.

Illustrator Peter Škerl:

Peter Škerl’s illustrations can be found in numerous picture books (more than 100 different editions), textbooks and children’s magazines. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Desing of the University of Ljubljana, studying illustration and design of visual communications. Škerl is one of the most popular, awarded and established Slovenian illustrators.

Haven’t you heard? Mr. Antonel got his elbow stuck in his house! Fortunately this tale has a happy ending. His neighbour Dodič is lifted up to the ceiling by love, and the fat lady has crawled inside a doughnut.

MY NEIGHBOUR UP THERE

(Sample translation)

The narrowest street

It wasn’t the smallest street. Nor was it the shortest street. It was the narrowest street.
Certainly the narrowest street in the world.
It ran between two three-storey houses in the centre of town. When you looked up, you could see between the roofs a sliver of sky through which a letter could fall if a post plane got lost. Of course, only the thinnest people could walk down this street. Those with thin legs, thin arms, thin bottoms, thin heads and thin hats.
Also the houses on either side of the street must be occupied only by thin people. If someone ate too much they had to exit through the window onto the main street. Such an event attracted a lot of tourists.
In the narrowest street, in the house on the left, lived Mr Reed. He was so thin you could see how a mouthful of tea travelled down his throat to his stomach.
One day Mr Reed was returning home from the market. He had bought some plums to make a plum cake. He had one plum that he wanted to eat in his hand. But in the middle of the street he met a beautiful thin lady.
Everything would have been alright if they had merely greeted each other: Good day! Good day! And so on. But Mr Reed had a hat on. And if you have a hat on, you have to doff it if you meet someone. And Mr Reed took his hat off. What bad luck. With the hat on one side and his elbow on the other he got stuck between the walls of the narrowest street and could no longer move.

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ANTON'S CIRCUS

ANTON’S CIRCUS

Author: Peter Svetina

Illustrator: Damijan Stepančič

Details:

21 x 22 cm

40 pages

colour illustrations

age: 7+

Awards and nominations:

The Most Beautiful Slovenian Picture book of the Year 2008, Golden Pear 2009.

Rights sold to: Lithuania, Poland.

Author Peter Svetina:

Peter Svetina is regarded as one of the best children’s authors in Slovenia, with a refined feeling for putting into words witty games and skilfully plotted stories. He have received all the important awards for children’s books in Slovenia. In 2020 Peter Svetina is also one of the six nominees for Hans Christian Award.

Illustrator Damijan Stepančič:

Damijan Stepančič graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. Soon after completing his studies in painting, his attention was drawn to illustrations as it offers more possibilities for the exploration of different media. Since then the focus of his creative work has been on illustrating for children. His great passion is also drawing comic books. For his illustrations he has received a nuber of Slovenian and foreign awards.

Anton Bon and the lion Leopold have started a circus. They introduced a very successful act invoilving the fleas and the circus prospered. Then one day the two initiators decided to wash their hair and the fleas abandoned the circus. Will that be its end? It seems that way, until Leopold finds an amusing solution.

The Most Beautiful Slovenian Picture book of the Year 2008.

ANTON’S CIRCUS

(Sample translation)

Anton Bon was a thickset man with a bushy moustache. When he still worked on a ship, he brought a lion back from Africa. Leopold the Lion. Then he left the maritime profession and started a circus with the lion. The Great Comedy Show of Anton Bon and Leopold the Lion. They travelled from place to place, Anton put his head in the lion’s mouth, the lion pretended to be very frightened when Anton sang the aria from Verdi’s Traviata. Later they were joined by a group of fleas and the circus became even better.

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WHAT GROWS FROM A TOOTH?

WHAT GROWS FROM A TOOTH?

Author: Emanuela Malačič Kladnik

Illustrator: Tinka Leskovšek

Details:

17,5 x 24,5 cm

55 pages

colour illustrations

age: 5+

Author Emanuela Malačič Kladnik:

Emanuela Malačič Kladnik writes children’s stories, works as text editor and translator. She is unremitting fighter for the destigmatization od mental disorders in order to make people, young people in particular, aware what depression and anxiety disorders are.

Illustrator Tinka Leskovšek:

Tinka Leskovšek studied fine arts pedagogics in Ljubljana. Whenever she doesn’t create theatrical sets or illustrate picture books for children she dresses animals in sweaters instead.

Mathew plants his tooth that has just come out. He waters it diligently, hoping that a little sister may grow from it as soon as possible. Melita would like to have a dog, yet her family lives in a block of flats with no room for dogs. Seeing that she cannot have a real dog, she decides to have a magic one istead. Tina keeps asking where we go when we leave this world, for her grandfather is gravely ill.

Three touching stories about everyday challenges.

WHAT GROWS FROM A TOOTH?

(Sample translation)

Amid all the chattering and jabbering at the nursery school during lunch hour Matthew noticed something weird. It was actually extremely unusual. This is how it all started…

Jayne the tutor was cutting apples into slices and distributing them to the children. »Eat your apples, they are healthy for your teeth, cleaning them just as well as a toothbrush!« Eddie tried to figure out how his apple slice was supposed to turn into a toothbrush. He rubbed his teeth thoroughly with the apple. Honey was pulling faces. She disliked apples; she found them sour. She preferred plain bread and yoghurt. Where can she hide her slice? First she put it in her pocket but then she had a better idea.

»Do you want it?« she asked her friend Tina.

Tina who was munching on her apple slice shook her head and looked at Matthew who was still waiting for his. Cunningly she took Honey’s slice and handed it to Matthew.

»Have I given you a slice already?« the tutor asked with surprise as it was not yet Matthew’s turn.

»Yes, you have,« said Matthew and gave Honey a furtive glance. Honey was looking down, pretending she didn’t know what it was all about.

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MAGIC RING

MAGIC RING

Author: Peter Svetina

Illustrator: Damijan Stepančič

Details:

30,3 x 21,7 cm

32 pages

colour illustrations

age: 4+

Rigths sold to: Spain, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Croatia

Author Peter Svetina:

Peter Svetina is regarded as one of the best children’s authors in Slovenia, with a refined feeling for putting into words witty games and skilfully plotted stories. He have received all the important awards for children’s books in Slovenia. In 2020 Peter Svetina is also one of the six nominees for Hans Christian Award.

Illustrator Damijan Stepančič:

Damijan Stepančič graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. Soon after completing his studies in painting, his attention was drawn to illustrations as it offers more possibilities for the exploration of different media. Since then the focus of his creative work has been on illustrating for children. His great passion is also drawing comic books. For his illustrations he has received a nuber of Slovenian and foreign awards.

Famous opera singer, Ljudmila Krasinc, has just moved to the big city and wants to make friends. Real friends with whom she could go on trips and chat into the early hours of the morning. When one day on the banks of Ljubljanica she buys a magic ring, the salesman promises her a miracle. But when she wants to put a ring on her finger it slips from her hand and rolls down the street. Will Ljudmila get the ring back to fill her secret wish or was the salesman just another swindler?

The Most Beautiful Slovenian Picture Book of the Year Award.

MAGIC RING

(Sample translation)

Ljudmila Krasinc was leaning on the sill of an open window, looking towards the bridge. What a bustle there was below her! She had been in town for almost a month, but she didn’t know anybody. Well, for a “good day” and “how are you” she did, of course, but there was nobody with whom she could chat or go for a walk. When she wasn’t leaning against the window, she lay on the sofa, wandering why she was so lonely.

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MAGIC SPELLS

MAGIC SPELLS

Author: Ida Mlakar Črnič

Illustrator: Zarja Menart

Details:

21 x 22 cm

48 pages

colour illustrations

age: 8+

Rigths sold to: China, Lithuania, Croatia

Author Ida Mlakar Črnič:

Ida Mlakar Črnič is a very popular author of children’s books. She decided to beceome a writer at the age of seven when she created her very first story about a lost bean. At present she works in the youth department of the public library in Ljubljana where she organizes readings for children and other programs. In her free time she loves writing stories. She describes human relations and emotions so her stories touch readers and overwhelm them.

Illustrator Zarja Menart:

From her early age she wanted to become an illustrator; she adored drawing. Every time she came back from school she drew everything that happened to her that day. She has successfully finished several picture books that were very well accepted by children.

Monday drags on, Tuesday is filed with arguments, on Wednesday everybody is in a hurry, and Thursday is filled with grumpines … Not a week we would enjoy, right? Luckily the little magicians Štumfa, Kuštra and Brihta invent funny spells to defeat the bad things. Nevertheless, small spells are effective only for a little while and then it’s time for the big spell. Join the funny and colourful world of Magic Spells and escape the boring everyday.

Based on this story, an animated moive was made in 2014 by Studio Invida.

MAGIC SPELLS

(Sample translation)

Socks pulled up the colourful stockings that were always slipping below her knees and grumbled crossly, “Are we going or not?”
“Where to?” Scruffy looked around uncertainly.
Socks was exasperated. “Where to! Where to! You promised that we would look for him. We can’t leave him stuck between Monday and Tuesday for ever. We might find some trace of him there.”
“A cat doesn’t get stuck between Monday and Tuesday just like that,” said Scruffy crossly.
”And Patch doesn’t leave traces.” “What do you know? He is a magic cat. He can change into a lion or a tiger. Whatever he wants. If the old witches sniff him out before we find him, it will be hell. For punishment, we’ll have to clean all the wizard shoes – and you know how they kick.”
“Then aren’t we going to school now?” Scruffy whispered.
“You know what? We’ll just skip school,” Socks said.

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PRINCESS/MONSTER

PRINCESS/MONSTER

Author: Slavko Pregl

Illustrator: Kristina Krhin

Details:

21,8 x 30,8 cm

26 pages

colour illustrations

age: 3+

 

Author Slavko Pregl:

Slavko Pregl is and editor, publisher and writer best known for his literature for the young. In his works, in a humorous way, he presents stories about children and adolescents, opening diverse topics of violence, role of parents and everyday occasions.

Illustrator Kristina Krhin:

Kristina Krhin graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. As an award-winning illustrator she is focusing on illustrations for children and picture books. Her specific sense for details enhances every story.

Our series of children’s books Biberbav has a special concept: there are two stories to be read, one from each side, but the same end joins them together. The latest picture book Princess/Monster tells a story about girl Chloe and a boy Gal. One day in the kindergarten Varja decides that she will become a princess, while Gal chooses to turn into a monster.

Wonderful picture book offers two perspectives with an adorable joint end. It takes us into the endless world of children's imagination.

PRINCESS/MONSTER

(Sample translation)

On the bench on the other side of the playground, girls were sitting under the birch and stuffed animals were lolling in their laps.

“I am bored,” said Chloe.

“From now on I’d rather be a princess.”

Ella had straightened puppy’s bow and mended its ear.

“A princess?” she asked.

“Yes,” nodded Chloe. “This will be excellent.”

Penelope had hugged brown teddy bear so hard that his glass eyes were protruding.

Then she added: “There are no princesses.”

“Oh, just look around! In picture books there are princesses everywhere. On the television princesses compete all the time. I will also be a princess and I will take care of starving children around the world,” explained Chloe.

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LUCKY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNING

LUCKY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNING

Author: Peter Svetina

Illustrator: Kristina Krhin

Details:

23 x 32 cm

24 pages

colour illustrations

age: 4+

 

Author Peter Svetina:

Peter Svetina is regarded as one of the best children’s authors in Slovenia, with a refined feeling for putting into words witty games and skilfully plotted stories. He have received all the important awards for children’s books in Slovenia. In 2020 Peter Svetina is also one of the six nominees for Hans Christian Award.

Illustrator Kristina Krhin:

Kristina Krhin graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. As an award-winning illustrator she is focusing on illustrations for children and picture books. Her specific sense for details enhances every story.

Lucky Wednesday and Thursday Morning is a story about professor Petja Hribar, who proves by calculations that it can snow in the summer, about the ladies who bring back a forgotten guitar to the musician, but do not have the money to pay for a hotel accommodation. And about the tiny miracles that accompany us throughout life

Once more, Peter Svetina charms us with his witty eccentricity and the warm simplicity of his story. The images threaded through the story are wonderfully captured and the humour enriched by illustrator Kristina Krhin.

You just want to stay with this characters, so you know what happens to them.

LUCKY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNING

(Sample translation)

Professor Peter Hill stood by the open window and watched how the increasing drops beneath the overhanging roof were changing into thin threads of rain. Today he had presented his research, but his colleagues had not been convinced. He had made a mistake in the calculations. The thin threads were becoming thicker, but the rain did not cool the air. It was a warm summer day.

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HOURS WITH A BABY DOLL

Hours with a Baby Doll

Author: Nina Kokelj

Illustrator: Bojana Dimitrovski

Details:

21,5 x 26,6 cm

28 pages

colour illustrations

age: 3+

 

Author Nina Kokelj:

Nina Kokelj graduated from the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty od Economics and the Faculty of Social Sciences. She is the award-winning author of novels and picture books. She often reads from her books to children in kindergartens, schools and libraries.

Illustrator Bojana Dimitrovski:

Bojana Dimitrovski is a professional illustrator, graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Belgrade. She has illustrated a number of children’s books in Sloveni and Serbia and received a lot of Slovenian and foreign awards.

A girl gets a baby doll for her birthday. She shows you how to spend your time with a baby. You have to feed it, you have to dress it and sometimes, take it to the park. Which can be on your balcony. Sometimes the baby gets sick, so you have to make an appointment to see a doctor. The doctor can be your friend, aunt or your father. Or you just build a hospital in bathroom.

The author conjures up the images of childhood through the eyes of a girl and her baby, during the time when we keep our imagination in one hand and reality in the others. Rich details bring the story even closer to chidlren.

HOURS WITH A BABY DOLL

(Sample translation)

Your mother gave birth to you.
She and your dad loved each other very, very much
and then you were born.

You’ve got your baby doll for Christmas,
or maybe you’ve received it as a birthday present
or just like that.

Well it doesn’t even matter.
Now you are, for fun, a mother too.
You are happy, aren’t you?

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