A spellbinding story about a boy from Prague who spends his holidays with his uncle, a gardener, at The Versailles Park under Louis XIV. During a trip to a fairy-tale-like grotto, he enters a dream cave which captivates him with its unearthly beauty yielding all sorts of extraordinary adventures.
Toník is a book about the thing that fascinates every child – mystery. What did he actually experience? What was just a dream? What did he make up? Will he ever meet Laura again? The Versailles garden, where they used to play together, begins at a point where the world as we know it ends, for there‘s plenty of real worlds, writes Magdaléna Platzová. As we grow up, for most of us, it seems there’s only one world left and that is the everyday life. Maybe we’re just missing uncle Artur and aunt Aurora; the key to the other worlds which they would send as a cash on delivery package exactly as they did to Toník. (Petra Hůlová)