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BUTALCI

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Title in English: 
Butalci
Author: 
Fran Milčinski
Illustrator: 
Peter Škerl
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Ljubljana
Country: 
Publisher: 
Mladinska knjiga založba
Series: 
/
Year of publication: 
2017
Pages: 
p. 167
Size: 
26 x 19,5
ISBN: 
978-961-01-4545-5
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Butalci is a series of tales by Fran Milčinski (1867–1932), first published in a variety of newspapers and only posthumously in a single collection. It has since become one of the most famous works of Slovenian satirical writing, as relevant today as it was a century ago. Butalci are the inhabitants of an imaginary town of Butale, which is a caricature of a typical Slovenian town. They believe themselves to be very clever and important, even though they’re actually quite dim. This new illustrated edition brings a fresh twist to the collection, as Peter Škerl’s illustrations bind the tales together in a new, original way. Peter Škerl, one of Slovenia’s best contemporary illustrators, brings the old evergreen tales to a wide modern public, both children and adults.