The second episode about the adventures of the secret club of three friends tells of a mini airship, a gothic subway and a raid on the state bank.

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H2O is not only the chemical formula of water, it is also the name of a secret club founded by three schoolchildren: Hugo, Hubert and Ophelia—two H and one O. But what about their secret? Hubert is a born inventor and he accidentally succeeds in constructing a miniaturizer from his mom’s old hairdryer. So the three…

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Roches and Jinks are funny shaggy-haired characters looking like a cross between lovable scamps playing hooky and layabouts frequenting a dirty railway station snack-bar. Roches, a tall, skinny guy, and Jinks, a small, plump girl, are definitely not your typical good guy types. Before they meet, Jinks just sits on a sidewalk, counting cars passing…

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Josef is a 12-year-old boy who likes to play computer games. Nothing too strange about that, right? Except that things he has seen in a game, start appearing in real life, and the game continues in Josef’s dreams. He is no longer sure what’s real and what is just virtual. Thankfully, he has his sister…

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The trilogy is used in many Czech schools ranked among recommended reading material and was chosen for projects, including Czech Library Project, Clash of Readers and Reading Helps. In Sleeping City, the first part of his trilogy, Martin Vopěnka depicts a dangerous world in which children have to struggle for survival on their own. This…

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The animal characters often display human traits and interact like humans. Other stories offer philosophical reflections on the meaning of life (Sister Death, Brother Life). Tales from the Mountains teach us humility in the face of nature’s forces, and encourage us to protect the environment. The book is intended for children over 9 years, but…

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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…

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Skyscrapers are quaint buildings that reach into the clouds. Inside them there are a great many rooms, a great many people and even more stories. Things happen in them that would never happen in a small house. Readers of the book will be taken to New York and San Francisco, where young heroes Emma, Lucy…

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Crevices, nooks and crannies: all of a sudden, they start appearing everywhere – in the walls and ceilings, underneath the stairs, on the ground. People take notice of them, but only little Matilda plucks up the courage to crawl into one of them. And then another one. And then a secret passage underneath the church……

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Fourteen-year-old Pamela lives with her mother and her twin brother Jeremiáš. He has suffered from low-functioning autism and severe mental retardation since birth and requires the observation of strict rules and rituals: each day of the week has its own colour, cars always have to be parked the same way and Jeremy, as Pamela’s brother…

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