Cross-Eyed Jim’s Coffeehouse
- Golden Ribbon for best children's literature
- Selected for the IBBY 2020 Honour List
Rights sold:Macedonian, German, Bulgarian
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.