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Chrudoš Valoušek / Chrudoš’s Mix of Proverbs

The book by Chrudoš Valoušek is impossible to pass by, for it features a distinct artist’s hand as well as an original content as it offers a collection of folk proverbs ranging from most ancient ones to modern adages, Valoušek’s verbatim descriptions of the time-tested wisdoms force the reader to think about the message of the story hiding behind the single-sentence saying and he often offers his own, highly original and contemporary paraphrase. Valousek’s selection and interpretation make the book a pleasant read for young and old alike, for the children will learn from it while the adults can read it for sheer amusement. In any case, the book is to be browsed by the whole family who will appreciate this thoroughly contemporary look at folk tradition offering a desired effect on the child reader’s intellectual development.

200x200 | 48 pages | 2008 | 189 Kč | Baohemia | buy now

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