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Kosprd a Telecí

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Language: 
Title in English: 
Larkfart and Veal
Author: 
Eva Papoušková
Illustrator: 
Galina Miklínová
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Praha
Country: 
Publisher: 
Albatros
Year of publication: 
2013
Pages: 
p. 56
Size: 
16,5 × 24,5
ISBN: 
978-80-00-03105-7
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“The story from the kindergarten” in the street above the viaduct, includes the mischief done by the two, yet illiterate freedom fighters. Toddlers Larkfart and Veal (Kosprd a Telecí), who are ridiculed because of their silly surnames, form an alliance against everyone else, as they both strongly believe in common sense. The literary debut of a TV screenplay writer, Eva Papoušková, poetically demonstrates that regarding the question of the education of preschoolers, believers of “noble savagery” such as Voltaire and Rousseau may be right. The success behind the story is thanks to the author’s ability to distinctly capture the mentality of young children with a disciplined eloquence, which is a rarity in today’s era of computerized writing. While the parent may give a nod at the credibility and is astonished by how inventive the piece is, the reader is genuinely entertained.