Petr Stančík, the 2015 Magnesia Litera prizewinner for prose, writes both for children and adults. He has already published two books about Chrujda, always to the great joy of both children and critics. In this latest story the popular children’s character Chrujda from Habřinec Forest, a friendly, inquisitive builder of underground corridors and setts, falls fatefully in love with the beautiful Anička the weasel, but he is not the only one to do so. Chrujda has to fight for his love with crafty Smradolf the polecat. Our smooth-furred heroes find themselves in a secret cave full of dangerous creatures trying to do them in. Brave Chrujda beats his rival not through strength but through courage and resourcefulness, finally convincing Anička that he is the one for her. The humorous illustrations of the various creatures of forest and meadow are by the outstanding artist Lucie Dvořáková, whose previous illustrations have won great acclaim.
“The third volume about the badger abounds in wit and wordplay. […] Entertainment guaranteed.”
— MF Dnes 18/06/16
“This third adventure of the resourceful badger is a true heart-wringer: Chrujda has fallen in love with Anička the weasel. This simple but not simple-minded tale humorously and inventively tells how an apparently tedious type can show greatness.”
— Pavel Mandys, iLiteratura