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Johankina veľká rodina

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Title in English: 
Johanka's Big Family
Author: 
Toňa Revajová
Illustrator: 
Ďuro Balogh
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Bratislava
Country: 
Publisher: 
Vydavateľstvo Slovart
Year of publication: 
2015
Pages: 
144 p.
Size: 
12,5 x 19 cm
ISBN: 
978-80-556-1467-0
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Johanka passed the admission exams to the secondary grammar school. She spends more and more time with her schoolmate Emma, but she does not forget her best friend Maja from Honky-Tonk. And it is Maja with whom she sets off on the second day of holidays to Bratislava. She meets her daddy almost after four years, and though it takes some time, they find out, that they feel close to each other. Johanka lives a life of a young, active, and kind girl, however, it is not an idyll. The book points out that the anxiety can be solved by communication, reasonable compromise, and by looking for ways how things can be done, instead of how they cannot be done. The friendships endure, and the relationships between close or chosen related people are becoming transparent and strengthened. Johanka is finally dealing with her relationship with her father and she accepts the fact, that she can be with him during holidays only. And if she dealt so far in every part with a certain life "insufficiency", this time she attained the knowledge, where her roots come from. The book was awarded The Most Beautiful Children's Book and The Best Children's Book of the Summer 2015.