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Děti, Jiří Dvořák, Tereza Horváthová / Stromovka

This ABC of Precious Trees, illustrated by children, presents a unique project within the Czech book market, both in its content and its origins. The illustrations accompanying the text, together with tree-themed graphic stories, were created by children themselves. These were inspired by the writings of Jiří Dvořák and Tereza Horváthová and developed under the guidance of experienced artists. 

Stromovka offers small-scale sketches about the nature, origin, height, beauty and usefulness of trees, with descriptions based on real species. These examples are supplemented by stories of 'surreal' and 'mythic' trees that often originate from inspiration gained during art workshops. Adult and children authors explored the essence of trees, seeking to discover different things that interconnect with trees; this took place, for example, during printing with bark and painting with olive oil or lime-tree tea.

200x200 | 80 pages | 2010 | 199 Kč | Baohemia | buy now

BAOBAB Publishers is small, family-owned publishing house specializing on quality children's books. Since its establishment at the break of the millennia, BAOBAB has done its utmost to restore the pictorial book culture in the Czech Republic, namely by cooperating with a score of like-minded authors, i.e. story-tellers and illustrators, scouting and supporting young talents, contributing to the development of children's author books phenomenon, mapping the European literary scene of children´s books as well as acquainting Czech reading public with the most interesting illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Besides publishing and promoting activities, BAOBAB is the initiator and organizer of numerous book culture events, of which the most important the yearly Tabook Festival holding place in late September and early October in Tábor, Czech Republic (www.tabook.cz). BAOBAB Publishers cooperate closely with the Miroslav Šašek Foundation, Prague's Academy of Arts & Design (UMPRUM), Tábor's Baobab Book Shop & Gallery and Xaoxax Gallery in Prague's Vršovice District.