Ivan Klíma

The Crowing Clocks

Kokrhací hodiny
Kokrhací hodiny
Portál, 2012, 96 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult
Contacts
E: iklima@volny.cz

Have you ever been to Fairy-Tale Land? If not, come and explore this marvellous country with a genuine reporter. Visit strange cities such as Vlašské Klobúky, inhabited solely by hats, or Hrochův Mlýnec, where snowmen are built instead of statues. But you’ll learn much more than that – for instance, when children in Fairy-Tale Land go to school and when not, which cars are driven by giraffes, or what a cockadoodle clock looks like. Witty stories enhancing chidren’s imagination also touch, in certain places, upon our contemporary world, in a slightly parodic fashion. Thanks to their simple language the stories are suitable for children from age 3. Ivan Klíma is a prominent Czech writer whose large work comprising many genres has been translated into many languages. His The Crowing Clocks is now re-published 47 years after its first edition from 1965. Ivan Klíma has enlarged it with new stories and the book now has brand-new illustrations by Hana Pavlátová, Klíma’s daughter.

Language: Czech
Title: Kokrhací hodiny
Place: Praha
Publisher: Portál
Year: 2012
Pages: 96
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult