Michal Viewegh

Short Fairy Tales for Tired Parents

Trans. Andrzej Babuchowski
Krótkie bajki dla zmęczonych rodziców
Language: Polish
Title: Krótkie bajki dla zmęczonych rodziców
Place: Warszawa, Polska
Publisher: Czuły Barbarzyńca Press
Year: 2015
Pages: 72
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult
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In the voluminious works of the most popular Czech writer we meet fairy tales for the first time. He writes about four-year old Sára and her two-year old sister Bára, not forgetting their Mummy and Daddy. In comparison with lengthy classical stories for children these stories have the advantage of brevity – each can be read comfortably in ten minutes. In addition to this they harbour comments of a more caustic nature – which will be valued by adults particularly. It is difficult to say if this book is meant for kids in the first place, or for parents. With these fairy-non-fairy tales both parents and children have a slice of the action; they are written in such a way that nobody gets bored. The book is generously illustrated.

More information about the Polish edition here.

Information about the original Czech edition

Krátké pohádky pro unavené rodiče

Language: Polish
Title: Krótkie bajki dla zmęczonych rodziców
Place: Warszawa, Polska
Publisher: Czuły Barbarzyńca Press
Year: 2015
Pages: 72
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency