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THE SICK STORIES

THE SICK STORIES

Nonfiction

Text: TOMEK ŻARNECKI
Illustrations: GOSIA KULIK

9+
96 pages
25,5 x 25,5 cm
Hardcover


Portraits of diseases that left their mark on the fate of the world and human history. This brilliantly illustrated book is a story about fourteen diseases, viral and bacterial, including flu, measles, plague, ebola, cholera, leprosy, smallpox, AIDS, malaria, typhus, tuberculosis, polio, syphilis and yellow fever. Most of them have disappeared in the darkness of the past, we are still fighting the few, some threaten their return. “THE SICK STORIES” includes a description of the characteristic symptoms of each disease, historical outline, information on treatment and prevention, but the book does not pretend to be an encyclopedia of diseases or a classic guide. It is rather an invitation to travel to the past, to delve into the „sick stories” of centuries ago – in the story of epidemics, pandemics and hu ...

SUGARLOAF. The illustrated history of food not only for children

SUGARLOAF. The illustrated history of food not only for children

Nonfiction

Text: MAŁGORZATA KUR
Illustrations: MAŁGORZATA KWAPIŃSKA

7+
64 pages
25 x 32,5 cm
Hardcover




The history of cuisine, understood as cooking and preparing meals, dates back to the beginning of life on Earth. The first people had to work hard to get food and survive! How was cooking possible without dishes? What was eaten when bread was still unknown? How was the food stored if there were no refrigerators? What did our ancestors drink who didn't know juice or tea, not to mention Coca-Cola? Spices were once so valuable that people paid taxes with them! Sweets looked different. Sugar was in the form of brown tall cone with a rounded top called sugarloaf, which had to be chopped into small pieces! When no tablets were known, the drugs were special foods and herbal mixtures. Thanks to this richly illustrated book you can look into the pots of housewives i ...

WHOSE PAINTS ARE THESE?

WHOSE PAINTS ARE THESE?

Nonfiction

Text: MAŁGORZATA KWAPIŃSKA, AGNIESZKA ZIMNOWODZKA
Illustrations: MAŁGORZATA KWAPIŃSKA

6+
80 pages
25 x 32,5 cm
Hardcover

This is an extraordinary compendium of artistic knowledge. In a friendly way it introduces the young readers into the fascinating world of paints over the centuries, revealing to them the secrets of various painting techniques and styles, most characteristic of individual eras. A little girl who guides us through eight chapters, sometimes visits the painter's studio, observing his work, and sometimes becomes part of the picture. She also tries to paint herself. She talks to the readers, stimulating them to receive actively the transmitted content. She asks questions, explains terms in the field of painting techniques and art history. It all makes children feel that they and the protagonist are traveling through the pages of history. And there is a lot to discover! Childre ...

STORIES SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET

STORIES SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET

Series of two books
Fiction

Text: AGNIESZKA ZIMNOWODZKA
Illustrations: MAŁGORZATA KWAPIŃSKA

6+
96 pages
23 x 30 cm
Hardcover


Lily likes chocolate candies and playing in the snow, Anthony loves football and sometimes he whines a lot. They argue and then reconcile. Like any ordinary sibling. But the carpet in Lily's room is definitely extraordinary! There is a whole lot of objects hid under it. When a girl tries to get something out of the carpet, strange things happen - everything starts spinning around and Lily finds herself in a different reality. In this parallel world she experiences adventures that influence her real life. Each time she discovers something new and learns a lot about herself and others. Thanks to this, she does not look at the world as before. "Stories swept under the carpet" is a collection of several separate stories that entertain and move. They stimulate reflection and at ...

STORIES FROM THE HAT

STORIES FROM THE HAT

Series of two books
Fiction

Text: AGNIESZKA ZIMNOWODZKA
Illustrations: MAŁGORZATA KWAPIŃSKA

6+
80 pages
23 x 30 cm
Hardcover


Lily and Anthony spend their holidays in the court of Aunt Matilda - a warm old lady who was once an opera singer. Lily loves to dress up in her old dresses, which is why she gladly visits the dresser room upstairs. One day aunt shows her a mysterious hat that once belonged to her grandfather. The girl discovers that the hat is not only a commemorative element of the wardrobe, but also has quite unique properties. The hat makes it possible to travel in time. Lily shares this discovery with her brother. Thanks to this, both of them, although not always together, travel back in time to the past. Children go to the ball held at the royal court, to the old cinema, where a silent film is shown, to one of the first football matches, for secret teaching sets, and even to the painting st ...

KAJETAN’S DIARY. POGOR’S BUSTERS

KAJETAN’S DIARY. POGOR’S BUSTERS

Fiction

Text: KASIA KELLER
Illustrations: JUSTYNA DYBALA

7+
128 pages
17,8 x 24,5 cm
Hardcover


The old notebook used to belong to Kajetan's grandfather, and earlier to his great-grandfather. Kajetan got it as a gift for his tenth birthday. From that moment on, he describes all the events worth remembering in it. Such as the story of Pogor, a villain from a computer game that wreaks havoc wherever it appears. The trouble is that the game's scenery is beginning to resemble the neighborhood where Kajetan lives, and by that one evening Pogor leaves the network areas! Will the students of the local primary school manage to beat the malicious villain together? Will they show creativity, courage and reflection also in the real world? Pogor's Busters is the first volume in the series “ Kajetan's Diary", whose protagonists are five graders. Surprising adventures, a large dose of humour, contem ...

DREAMS DIARY

DREAMS DIARY

Fiction

Text: EMILIA BECKER
Illustrations: MAŁGORZATA KWAPIŃSKA

7+
140 pages
17,8 x 24,1 cm
Hardcover


Do children's dreams have a special power? If you want something, can you fulfil it, even in the distant future?
Nick is a second-grade student. A unique tradition of writing dream diaries has been cultivated in his school for thirty years. They are filled by all children in the second year of education. The kids write about their dreams so that they can come true someday. But Nick doesn't know what to write about. There are no more dreams. His parents decided to get divorced and the boy’s whole world was in ruins. Is it possible for some old dusty books taken from the school storage to change something in his life? Full of warmth, a magical tale of friendship, love and courage to fulfil what you want in life.

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Books from Joketown series

Books from Joketown series

SERIES OF 10 BOOKS
Fiction

Text: AGNIESZKA ZIMNOWODZKA
Illustrations: MAŁGORZATA KWAPIŃSKA

3+
24 pages
22 x 22 cm
Hardcover


The series present funny stories about the inhabitants of the Joketown. In each booklet we humorously present a special type of character.

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SULKYFOLKS

SULKYFOLKS

Book from Joketown series
Fiction

Text: AGNIESZKA ZIMNOWODZKA
Illustrations: MAŁGORZATA KWAPIŃSKA

3+
24 pages
22 x 22 cm
Hardcover


If you are curious about the Sulkyfolks family – how they look like and behave, and also would like to know the recipe to beat a sulky mood, knock on their home on the 12 Grated Nose Street.
Book from the Joketown series. The series presents funny stories about the Joketown inhabitants. In each booklet we humorously present a special type of character of our heroes. In this book you will meet the Sulkyfolks family.

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SMILEFOLKS

SMILEFOLKS

Book from Joketown series
Fiction

Text: AGNIESZKA ZIMNOWODZKA
Illustrations: MAŁGORZATA KWAPIŃSKA

3+
24 pages
22 x 22 cm
Hardcover


This is a funny story about Smilefolk family who discovered one day, that someone had stolen their smiles. If you want to know the secret of stolen smiles, and find out how artificial smile is different from natural, be sure to read this book!
Book from the Joketown series. The series presents funny stories about the Joketown inhabitants. In each booklet we humorously present a special type of character of our heroes. In this book you will meet the SMILEFOLKS family.

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