Edition Stories for Youngest
Janka Halušková: Drops and their Friends
Pectus publishing house, Košice 2016
Behind a village, no matter how near or far, there is a forest and behind the forest there is a meadow and behind the meadow there is pond. Water lilies look good on the water surface, fish are playing hide-and-seek and tadpoles are splashing water on all sides. Many a time the wind blows. It makes ripples on a grass, slips in the treetops and blows in a cloud where all of a sudden the drops Drip-Drip and Drop-Drop fall from. It seems that landscape life flows gently and nothing can disturb its order. However, the sisters get to know the frog Croakie and learn that water disappears from the pond, which is an indispensable gift for life. In order to save friends from a disaster, they try to look for the cause. They stay awake all night and reveal the culprit. And yet they won’t overcome difficulties easily, new obstacles appear.
Ľudovít Petraško: The Seaguard
Pectus publishing house, Košice 2014
People do not tend to tell stories nowadays. Only vague memories remain. To prevent their being forgotten is the role of books. Collectors or publishers took down stories in such a way that they heard them from their survivors. However, the way this was accomplished grew out of fashion and it was necessary to touch base with them again, to re-tell and adapt them to the modern reader. You will learn from this book for instance why Zborov Castle stands on Makovica and not on the neighbouring hill, how man learnt that there was salt underground, who is portrayed on the unusual rock called Kamenná baba near Lipovce, how Prešov got its name, who the two little figures on one side of the Urban Tower represent and how you can protect yourself before witches. Do you think there aren't any? This is not the duty of the story. It has its own truth and it only asks from us to believe it. This is why we like them in the same manner as fairy tales.
Janka Halušková: Who is living with Barborka
Pectus publishing house, Košice 2011
It was a rainy afternoon and Barborka noticed that her favourite green colour pencil disappeared from the table. Such things sometimes happen. But the next day a pencil sharpener was lost. This has already started to be suspicious. Barborka started looking and she found a box from her new sandals under the table. She could not, however, open the lid and there was a strange hole on the side. She was very curious, so she looked inside. And truly, she was absolutely amazed by what she saw. Completely different, yet a little bit familiar world has just opened in front of her... Barborka is going to reveal a big secret. There are things happening in the house from the box, which really remind her of home. And every day she can look forward to further surprises. How will this story end? Let's read the story of Barborka together, because something similar can easily happen also to us. Just keep your eyes open. And read.