Miroslav Šašek, Olga Černá / The Professor of Essex’s Lost Diary or Remarkable Wildlife

The diary of a naturalist who, in the era of steam and great voyages, shipwrecked on a desert island thereby discovering many curious animals, is sure to captivate and amuse readers, young and old.  The double headed meadow squirrel, the sugarbearing lemoniac or the one-horned tufiezh  are but a fragment of the creatures for which any zoo director would give half his zoo and a panda to boot just to lay eyes upon... And perhaps you will even find a trace of the mysterious island dweller: has he indeed vanished, or is he still there somewhere?
The notes, missing for over a hundred years, were discovered and readied for publishing by Olga Černá, illustrations of fantastic beasts were acquired by world famous globetrotter, Miroslav Šašek.
100x150 | 80 pages | 2017 | 199 Kč | Baohemia | buy now

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