cukrarna-u-silhaveho-jima

Cross-Eyed Jim’s Coffeehouse

Original title: Cukrárna U Šilhavého Jima
Publisher: Baobab, Tabor, 2018
ISBN: 978-80-7515-075-2
Illustrations: Františka Loubat
172 pages
Age: 9+, Children's Literature

Award:

  • Golden Ribbon for best children's literature

Rights sold:

Macedonian, German

This parody of the American Western is a cute story about the passion for reading.

Can the desperadoes of the Wild West be domesticated by reading literary classics? Is it possible to understand one’s own life through the reading of Moby Dick, The Count of Monte Cristo, Romeo and Juliet or Winnetou? The Czech librarian Boženka does her best in her readers’ workshops at Cross-Eyed Jim’s Coffeehouse.

Until one day the literary criminal Dante Skunk Shakespeare arrives in town. He manages to involve Boženka in a raging intellectual struggle. Which of them will be victorious?

This light parody of the American Western is a cute story about the passion for reading, suitable for children as well as adults who want to show their children or students the value of literature.

Other books by Marek Toman

2019
Modern Fiction
2018
Historical Fiction
2018
Historical Fiction
2016
Historical Fiction
2009
Age: 12+, Children's Literature