JO537

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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Short of Shoes

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 Amazing Adventures of Florentin Flowers, the Righteous Pirate in the Service of Madame L.

Florentin Flowers, a sheltered boy, has been kidnapped by the pirates. All of a sudden he finds himself at sea under the command of the cruel captain Bloody B. But this horrible mariner has a soft spot: he loves good stories. And that is Florentin Flowers‘ chance. He has to retell all the famous books…

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Phila, Sophie and the Emerald Tablet

In this charming fairy-tale two siblings want to help their mother, who has lost her golden ring. But they can’t afford to buy her a new one. Luckily they meet a mythical dragon, who tells them about the philosopher’s stone, which can change ordinary metals into gold. Phila and Sophie follow the dragon into the mysterious…

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Bookfoss

The main protagonist and narrator is a seven year old girl named Hredka, whose name actually means “Radish” in Icelandic. That day Hredka takes her skateboard to school as usual. But then she makes a strange turn, and finds herself in a different world altogether. Strange things start happening to her. She begins transforming: first…

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The Magic Porridge Pot. A Fairy Tale Cookbook

A collection of 24 classic fairy tales, each of them featuring a particular dish, the recipe of which follows after every tale. A joyful read full of cooking inspirations for bookworms and little gourmets.

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My Golem

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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Cross-Eyed Jim’s Coffeehouse

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

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

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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