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Miroslav Šašek / Stone is not cold

Medusa is admiring her new coiffure in a looking glass, Cicero hidden in a studio hems prior to speaking to the public, Nero, elated with a sense of a well-done job is watching a live broadcast from burning Rome… All this and much more can be found in a witty, funny and daring book full of Old Rome statues in ludicrous situations with which the reader feels familiar.

Most readers know Miroslav Šašek as an author of guidebooks to famous cities. The books from his original series titled This Is… were originally aimed at children, but their parents became to like them years ago, too. To both young and old Šašek dedicated the book This Is Not Stone which - apart from his guidebook This is Rome – dwells on his life in Italy and using fun and collage expresses his admiration of the Roman art.

160x140 | 64 pages | 2016 | 160 Kč | Baosvět | 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.