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  • The Crazy House

    Godina izdanja: 2021.

    "Sheep in a Box" - expert jury award, 2021. A child with a "slow parachute" jumps from the roof of his building and describes the balconies next to which she/he flies. The child then climbs the stairs and informs us about the interior of the flats and their occupants. Each of the tenants is special in their own way: someone is obsessed with the English breakfast, someone sleeps in a birdcage because he is convinced that he turns into a bird at night, someone lives in the elevator with a pet snake, someone makes mechanical animals, someone builds, and someone pulls down walls … Apart from giving imaginative and amusing descriptions of the occupants of the crazy house, Sanja Lovrenčić's text also makes a discreet educational point: regardless of the harmless "craziness" of each of the tenants, they mostly respect one another and together form a harmonious whole. The "crazy house" thus becomes a symbol of possible coexistence, individual freedom incorporated in the community.

  • Marija in Cities

    Godina izdanja: 2021.

    Marija in Cities belongs to the series of Sanja Lovrenčić’s picture books about Croatian visual artists; this one is about the well-known photographer Marija Braut. The story about her is told from the viewpoint of her inseparable companion, the analogue camera, which directly and simply reports on their shared travels and work, the motifs of Marija’s photography, and her feeling for people and spaces, which the camera sometimes shared with the artist, and at other times just longed for calm scenes that are easier to capture. This is a lyrically intoned, very subtle depiction of the artist's life and work, filled with a vestige of nostalgia for the great age of analogue photography, but also with hope in its preservation. In addition, the author offers the young readers an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of this art technique. (Adrian Pelc, ed)

  • A Fly in Ivan Kožarić’s Studio

    Godina izdanja: 2020.

    One summer’s day, a little fly flies into a studio full of wrapped-up exhibits. Little by little, however, they come out of their covers and show themselves to the curious Little Fly: there are trees, small cars, suns, a haystack, various heads - and each one will say something about itself. Of course, they are all works by the artist, Ivan Kožarić, and they will give Little Fly (who is itself Kožarić's invention), in short replies, an outline of the great sculptor’s life and the ways in which he kept transforming the reality around him into art. On the last pages, readers will find a biography of Ivan Kožarić written for children. (Adrian Pelc, ed) (illustrated by Dominik Vuković.)

  • Six Walks of Slava Raškaj

    Godina izdanja: 2019.

    In this picture book, four elements combine into a harmonious whole: the lyrical text by Sanja Lovrenčić explains how the great painter created her works; Dominik Vuković's expressive illustrations add a visual dimension to the fragments of narrative; reproductions of paintings by Slava Raškaj introduce us to her artwork that is connected to the stories told by Lovrenčić, and as a kind of afterword, the picture book ends in a biography of Slava Raškaj, written in a simple and child-friendly way, which provides a solid and clear framework for the stories and preceding images. However, despite its highly educational function, the picture book Six Walks of Slava Raškaj is primarily an attempt by two artists - Sanja Lovrenčić and Dominik Vuković - to enter into a dialogue with the deaf painter, and that dialogue spills grains of beauty all over the pages. (Adrian Pelc, ed)

  • The Maybug and the Paper Boat

    Godina izdanja: 2019.

    The world is full of danger, especially for the fragile: for a paper boat that the first rainfall can sink, and for a little maybug that can't fly. However, an inseparable friendship develops between them, perhaps because they are both so delicate. Sailing together on a pond ni a  city park, they try to understand the wonders of the dangerous and wonderful world around them: fireflies and balloons, birdsong and people who, as they throw coins in the water, still hope for happiness. And in the end, the book shows that the world  sometimes knows how to be gentle towards the gentle creatures… (illustrated by Mingsheng Pi)

  • Alma on t he Roofs

    Godina izdanja: 2016.

    As it follows the heroine’s adventures, this text is visual in its very structure - Alma descends into various chimneys, finds surprising objects and meets animals, and each of these episodes forms a separate tableau. The narrator’s voice builds a specific relationship with the reader; she is intimate but also distant, she makes the ordinary wondrous, and she speaks about the miraculous as if it were commonplace, thus constructing a world that is inherently childish, but she never turns to banal baby talk or clichéd patterns about "how to tell stories to children". Alma on the Roofs shows, on the one hand, the author's great experience and perfectly mastered technique, and on the other hand, the ever fresh creative energy of her writing. (illustrated by Ivana Guljašević)

  • The Girl who loved the Circus

    Godina izdanja: 2011.

    "Sheep in a box" 2012 - Audience Award A story about little Irena who, enchanted by circus performances, imagines herself as a circus girl. She rides in a circus caravan, takes part in the performances, hangs out with circus performers  She finally confides her dream about the circus to her mother, and her mother explains that the same things exist in other professions, too - there are journalists who travel, musicians who perform, teachers who work with various people… Irena studies and grows up, but little by little her old dream about the circus … ceases to be just a dream. (illustrated by Margareta Peršić)

  • Courts of Heaven and Waters of Earth 

    Godina izdanja: 2009.

    In this book the author, who has already addressed the folklore heritage in various ways, created a vision of a lost world, the customs and beliefs of an ancient people "who herded cattle, spoke some Proto-Slavic language and did not use the alphabet". Although based on contemporary ethnological knowledge, the stories collected in this book are told in a personal, poetic style, in different voices that seem to appear before readers from the depths of time and guide them through their universe. Portions of ancient folk songs that reflect fragments of forgotten beliefs are also woven into the author's text. (Anita Peti-Stantic) Intended for children over 12 and adults. (illustrated by Sven Nemet)

  • When you Arrive Late

    Godina izdanja: 2009.

    When you arrive late ... you will be greeted by crumbs and some tea at the bottom of the teapot. Games that are not your favourite games. Jobs that are not your favourite jobs. But always a little bit of adventure. And when night falls, there are always people with whom you can organize a celebration ... (illustrated by Ivana Guljašević)

  • A Sea Adventure

    Godina izdanja: 2009.

    Jan stayed in the sea for a really long time on that day and needs to warm up a bit in the sun. Wandering on the rocks along the beach, he saves a sea turtle from a dangerous crab - not knowing that a little later, as a mark of gratitude, the turtle would take him on a magical journey under the sea. Small shells sleep among the coral trees, luminous fish live in the depths, and a new danger lurks in the old shipwreck. But there is also the turtle’s friend the squid with its protective ink, and cheerful seahorses that race along the path between the sea anemones ... (illustrated by Magda Dulčić)

  •  How Good it is With all these Animals

    Godina izdanja: 2009.

    All kinds of things hide in small houses. In the one whose door this picture book opens to us, besides people, there are quite a lot of animals. And these animals are not just for having fun with, they are also very useful: Frks (probably a cat) is good for both falling asleep and waking up, Zzzzz (a very sociable and very big hornet) lets annoying guests know it is already late, and Meki (the smartest bear in the world) has several duties that he performs flawlessly (we emphasize holding onto one sock while the owner puts on the other). Of course, that's not all, there are more animals, and there may be even more: if readers think they know who else could live in that little house, they can draw it themselves. (Eugenija Ehgarnter, ed) (illustrated by Tomislav Zlatić)

  • The Moon in December

    Godina izdanja: 2008.

    Listed in the "White Ravens" catalogue for 2009 At first glance, the Moon seems to be the central character of these "twelve stories for daydreaming", but various other characters alternate under its shine and go through many unexpected experiences: under its light, snow owls hold their annual ball, it serves the little fairy as the highest jump in the sky, a mouse will use it as a model for a picture of the ideal cheese… When it disappears from the sky, four cats go in search of it, and when it reappears it will serve as a swing for three crazy dogs, winners in howling competition… (illustrated by Pika Vončina)

  • A Drawing under the Christmas Tree

    Godina izdanja: 2004.

    Neven found some crayons under the Christmas tree among the many other gifts. This may not have been the most interesting present, but after he had looked at all the other toys and played with each one, he brought his big pad of drawing paper and started drawing. He drew a house, but that was not enough for him. So he drew a little man next to the house. And then something really strange happened: the little man stuck out his tongue, turned his back, entered the drawing of the house and slammed the door. "Hum," thought Neven, "this one's no good, I'll draw another one." But the second little man was not much nicer, what is more, he immediately quarrelled with the first one. The apple tree and the stream with the peaceful duck could not help. But all the same, Neven worked out how to deal with them... (illustrated by Ivana Guljašević)

  •  The Moon Raft

    Godina izdanja: 2004.

    Once upon a time there was a pink piglet that was unusually inclined to think about the world around him. One day, he met a striped piglet who called himself a boar, and who asked himself similar questions about the world. They soon became friends and, watching the night sky, concluded that someone must live up on the Moon. And they wanted to visit him. They built a raft, sat down and waited for it to take off. They would still be sitting there and waiting if the birds from the nearby town had not come and decided to help them. They pulled the raft high up and took off. And on the Moon, at least on that unusual night, there really was a little man... (illustrated by Pika Vončina)  

  • The Tale of Sigismunda and Krpimir

    Godina izdanja:

    Everyone was always in a good mood in the small kingdom on the island of Astrola. One of the reasons for this was the king's daughter Sigismunda, who sang especially beautifully and often. But Sigismunda was also the reason why life on Astrola stopped being merry. Moreover, a real war broke out. Because two kings desired the hand of that princess of beautiful stature and voice: the King of the Right Bank called Mračak, and the King of the Left Bank, called Muk. They each sent armoured bats against one another, flying hedgehogs, and finally even water dragons, not knowing that Princess Sigismunda was in love with somebody else ... You can read the electronic edition of the picture book in English here (illustrated by Pika Vončina)

  • On the Way to School

    Godina izdanja:

    The boy who tells this story was given the homework of writing down which plants he sees on the way to school. Describing his daily trip, he mentions his dog Winnie who follows him part of the way, the Persian cat Fritzko who lets no one near him, his friend Marko who joins him on the way, lots of old and a few new cars, a grey house belonging a cheerful and slightly weird lady, an interesting construction site, and a school bell that always rings too early. He found no plants to write about at all - or maybe he didn't look well enough? The first picture book by Sanja Lovrenčić, with illustrations by Danijel Srdarev.

  • On the Way to School

    Godina izdanja:

    The boy who is telling this story was given the task of writing a homework about the plants he sees on his way to school. Describing this daily journey, he mentions his dog Winnie who follows him part of the way, the Persian cat Fritzko who does not let anyone approach him (except the little narrator, sometimes), his friend Marko who usually joins him on the way, lots of old and a couple of new cars, a gray home of a cheerful and a little weird lady, an interesting construction site and the school bell that always rings too early. There are no plants to write about – or maybe he wasn’t looking in the right direction? The first picture book by Sanja Lovrenčić, with illustrations by Danijel Srdarev.