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Dagmar Urbánková / There Once was a House

Even though Once There Was a House is a tiny book, hidden inside is a whole wide world of the child’s imagination. This little gem of a book is aimed at children who have started learning to read and like have something of a secret in on of their pockets, while the adults will appreciate it for its inspiration with a traditional folk nursery rhyme as well as contemporary fairytale writing.
Book was published in France (Thierry Magnier ed.) and Spain (Kokinos).

Dagmar Urbánková, actress and artist, proves once again how well she understands the child's world.

140x120 | 30 pages | 2004 | Baohemia | buy now

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