One of the most prominent Czech children’s books authors, Ivona Březinová, deals with these questions in a very authentic and sensitive way. In her trilogy she tells three stories of girls affected by pathological addiction: Ester—a gambler, Alice—a drug addict, Martina—a bulimic. In each of the books the plot develops in two time lines; the…

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One of the most prominent Czech children’s books authors, Ivona Březinová, deals with these questions in a very authentic and sensitive way. In her trilogy she tells three stories of girls affected by pathological addiction: Ester—a gambler, Alice—a drug addict, Martina—a bulimic. In each of the books the plot develops in two time lines; the…

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One of the most prominent Czech children’s books authors, Ivona Březinová, deals with these questions in a very authentic and sensitive way. In her trilogy she tells three stories of girls affected by pathological addiction: Ester—a gambler, Alice—a drug addict, Martina—a bulimic. In each of the books the plot develops in two time lines; the…

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In the third episode of the H2O series, the three friends fly in a corrugated iron car and grapple with a mysterious puzzle, which is hidden in dreams.

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What is it like for a fifteen-year-old boy when in one fateful moment the rug is pulled from under his feet? The analogy would make Benjamin, the hero of this novel, laugh bitterly, since an amputation has left him with phantom pains in place of legs. A schoolboy rivalry to win the favour of a…

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The main character of this sci-fi novel is twelve-year-old Daniel, growing up in a technically advanced, but fully isolated civilization, which is called New Planet. This dehumanized society is divided into two groups: those who are privileged and those who are not. They pretend to have left Earth, but in reality they have only built…

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A legend from the late 16th century tells of Rabbi Löw, who shaped the Golem out of clay and animated him. This creature’s task was to rush to the besieged Jews of Prague to help in times of need. Many varieties of this old story exist. Toman deals with the matter in a surprising way.…

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In nine fables diverse animals puzzle over the riddles of existence and how the world works. Readers will find out why the hippopotamus floats on the surface of the water, why it is pointless to combat disorder and how to deal with a boozing badger. They also will read about the views of mice on…

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