This is the ninth book of an acclaimed illustrator, painter and comic book writer. In terms of art, Čech admits to being influenced by Jiří Trnka, while on the literary side he draws especially the memories of the comforting times of his own childhood. He writes with light nostalgia, poeticising everyday moments and relying on adventurous and mysterious motifs. His new book, aimed at teenagers, tells a story from the border between reality and dream – he skilfully combines words and images to present an exciting journey of the protagonist mentioned in the title, a frightened boy with a head full of imagination and ideas, as he discovers himself and his place in the world. Pavel Čech was trained as a locksmith, then he worked in Královopolská engineering plant and as a firefighter; since 2004, he has been a freelance writer.