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2013

HUNGARIAN

CHILDREN ’S BOOKS CATALOG

MAGYAR GYEREKKÖNYVKIADÓK EGYESÜLÉSE ASSOCIATION OF HUNGARIAN CHILDREN’S BOOK PUBLISHERS

Contents Ages 0–3 3–6 6–10 10–14 Young readers Authors Illustrators

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Boribon–sorozat

(Boribon–series) picture book

author & illustrator: Veronika Marék published 2003-2012 | 32-40 pages | 195×165 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

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Lázárkert

(Lazarus-Garden) Story in rhyme

author: Lázár László Lövétei | illustrator: István Damó published 2012 | 12 pages | 190×162 mm Gutenberg Publishing

József Attila award-winning poet, Lázár László Lövétei’s eventful and cheerful poem based on natural images and the musicality of rhymes One of the secrets of Veronika Marék’s series for the youngest of chil- can now be read by children as a story, only to find themselves instantly dren is that preschoolers can easily identify with Boribon, the teddy at home in the tale of the Lazarus Garden: children playing outdoors in bear. They recognize Annipanni as their mother dealing with everyday a green garden – a summer image familiar to all. Still, the young ones problems in her life. The stories aren’t didactic and the conversations can only meet Levi, who is in love with “an ant girl” and Julcsi, who is are easy to follow and Boribon has become such a loveable figure that searching for the rooster’s wedding or Béci, who likes feeding his favorite you can even buy plush Boribon toys by now. The main characters of duck with a “shoe-string worm” here, in Lázár László Lövétei’s poem, this classic series were conceived thirty years ago (which means they accompanied by illustrator-painter István Damó’s exquisite and friendly were the childhood favorites of today’s parents), yet Pagony Publish- drawings. We recommend this book for the 0–6 year-old age group – ing still managed to win over the latest generation of readers with five the storybook printed on thick cardboard paper through the work of a new volumes. highly demanding workshop allows children to leaf through the book and play with it on their own. The volumes of the series: Boribon és Annipanni (Boribon and Annipanni), Jó éjszakát, Annipanni! (Good Night, Annipanni!), Annipanni, 3 Napsugár-csízió hull a hó! (Annipanni, It’s Snowing!) Boribon születésnapja (Boribon’s (Secrets of the Sunray) poetry Birthday), Boribon és a 7 lufi (Boribon and the 7 Balloons), Boribon beteg (Boribon is Hot), Boribon kirándul (Boribon Goes on a Trip), author: András Ferenc Kovács | illustrator: Alexandra Faltisz Boribon autózik (Boribon in the Car), Boribon focizik (Boribon Plays published 2011 | 14 pages | 190×160 mm | board book Football), Annipanni, mesélj nekem!, (Annipanni, Tell Me a Story!), Gutenberg Publishing Boribon házikója (Boribon’s House) 4


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The Kossuth Award-winning poet Ferenc András Kovács’s child poem entitled Secrets of the Sunray can now be read by children in the form of a booklet. The sun ray of the “loose year” slips and slides, attends carnivals, breathes life into butterflies, floods us with greenery and rubs our earlobes until they’re red – all of this playfulness is captured by the colorful, child-oriented, artistic illustrations of the book from the IBBY award-winning graphic artist Alexandra Faltisz

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Afrika

(Africa) Poetry

author: Noémi László | illustrator: István Csillag published 2011 | 12 pages | 190×160 mm | board book | Gutenberg Publishing

The József Attila Award-winning poet, Noémi László’s poem entitled Africa brings an exciting world to life for children, in which the rhinoceros is trotting, the hippopotamus is staring into space, the buffalo are daydreaming and the lion is roaming through the African landscape. The booklet is made complete by the colorful, friendly and detailed illustrations of graphic artist István Csillag, which encourages the children to begin discovering this new world which safely transports all the excitement of the African continent to the rooms of our children.

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Altató

(Lullaby) story book

This anthology of poems is intended for the smallest of children. Apart from the writings of Dezső Kosztolányi, Sándor Weöres and Ágnes Nemes Nagy, the volume offers a glimpse into the world of contemporary children literature as well, thanks to Benedek Kiss, Csaba Fecske, and Ferenc Birtalan, amongst others. We’ve compiled some children’s songs for intimate shared evenings, lullabies to whisk the little ones off to sleep as well as some sheet music and folk sayings.

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Akinek a… mondókáskönyv–sorozat (Whose… Nursery Rhyme series) poetry

author: Dániel Varró | illustrator: Krisztina Maros published 2010, 2011 | 32 pages | 195×195 mm | hardcover case bound | Manó Books

Dániel Varró, the star poet of our age, has written poems for adults, teenagers and younger children – however, he’s never written poems for parents. These witty little nursery rhymes are filled with his own experiences, since his son, Misi is growing along with his poems. The poems include lullabies, dressing, hiccuping, as well as diaper-changing and bathing rhymes. The volumes of the series: Akinek a lába hatos (Whose Feet Are a Size Six), Akinek a foga kijött (Whose Teeth Has Came Out)

illustrator: András Gyôrfi published 2013 | 88 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

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Mondókás leporelló–sorozat kicsiknek (Foldout Rhyme Book series) board book

illustrators: Eszes Hajnal, Emese Gábor published 2010- | 160×230 mm | hardcover ages 0-3 | Manó Books

These kind little rhymes help the youngest of children to memorize the change of seasons and the names of the months and days. Their melodies make them truly memorable for the children.

Péter Nyulász’s poem entitled Let’s Go for a Walk! has been supplemented by 30 baby signs, which the parents can teach to the little ones while telling the story. These signs allow children to more effectively express themselves and their needs in the pre-speech period, giving the parents a better understanding. 30 baby signs / explanatory videos / reading / minor animations / music Let’s Go for a walk! - as part of the SPEAKING BABYHANDS series originates from a baby sign language expert and tutor.

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Beszélô babakezek sorozat

(Speaking Babyhands series) Look at my toys Baby sign picture book

The volumes of the series: Téli mondókák (Winter Rhymes), Tavaszi mondókák (Spring Rhymes), Nyári mondókák (Summer Rhymes), Őszi mondókák (Autumn Rhymes), Hónapsoroló (Rhymes of Months), author: Péter Nyulász | illustrator: Kata Pap Majd megnövök én (When I grew up), Állatkereső (Let’s Find Animals), published 2012 | 10 pages | 190×190 mm | cardboard book Tessloff Babilon Publishers Kiskarácsony (Merry Christmas)

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Beszélô babakezek sorozat

(Speaking Babyhands series) Let’s Go For a Walk Interactive e-book for iPad

author: Author Péter Nyulász | illustrator: Kata Pap published 2012 | 14 pages Tessloff Babilon Publishers

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Look at my toys! - as part of the SPEAKING BABYHANDS series - originates from a baby sign language expert and tutor. The book includes simple signs which a 9 months old infant can use during play. The signs are illustrated on the right margin of each double page. This book is far more than a sign dictionary. The lovely rhymes and artistic illustrations make the volume an attractive children’s book even without using the signs suggested on the pages. While infants and toddlers have a desire to communicate their needs and wishes, they lack the ability to do so clearly because the production of speech lags behind cognitive ability in the first years of life.


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Kismadár és kóró

(Little Bird and the Thorn Bush) picture book

author: Adél Várszegi | illustrator: Mariann Máray published 2012 | 32 pages | 200×200 mm | hardcover | case bound Scolar Publishing

Dr. Teddy, Dr. Frog, Dr. Giselle and Dr. Marabou are on top of things: neither the lighter, nor the heavier cases are left unattended here. Thanks to the generous assistance of the head doctor, Dr. Professor Termite, Szilvia May (the writer of the Master Ratchet series) and Ildikó Petrók (she isn’t an inpatient either, but a graphic designer) could carry out a study at this fine establishment. They took notes on the exciting features of hospital life and documented their stories with plenty of pictures. Here is their recipe for therapeutic laughter!

For these reasons, the Animal Hospital is an excellent text book for The sleepy Little Bird asks the Thorn Bush to rock her to sleep, but he practicing 3-6 year olds, helping them to disperse and overcome refuses to help. So she asks the Goat to chew on the Bush, but he already their fears about hospitals and doctors in a completely relaxed and had lunch. By the end of the book both of them learn that this particular non-didactic environment. little bird’s wishes are not to be taken lightly. The popular Hungarian folk tale is now published in the witty, rhym6 Kavicsmese ing interpretation of Adél Várszegi, accompanied by Mariann Máray’s (The Tale of Pebbles) picture book original illustrations.

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A Fásli utcai állatkórház

(Animal Hospital on Plaster Street) Story novel

author: Szilvia May | illustrator: Ildikó Petrók published 2012 | 40 pages | 225×290 mm | hardcover Cerkabella Publishing

A kind hearted heart operation, acute flea control and the successful extrication of a missing welly boot – animalistic adventures at the Animal Hospital on Plaster Street.

author & illustrator: Veronika Marék published 2008 | 24 pages | 204×214 mm | hard cover | case bound Ceruza Publishing

“I carried a triangle-shaped black pebble in my pocket for a long time. It was small and shiny – and it was good for nothing. Sometimes it disappeared and sometimes I found it again. I was always happy to see it and admire it. It gave me the idea for this story”– says the author.

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Manka

Story book

author & illustrator: Mónika Horváth published 2010 | 22 pages | 150×150 mm | soft cover Cerkabella Publishing

Perhaps you’re already familiar with the textile Manka dolls! They’re always smiling cheerfully, they love polka dots and stripes, sunshine, but most of all, they love their friends. Their creator, illustrator Mónika Horváth tells us the story of a happy day in the Manka’s two-dimensional world, but this time they’re not just made from fabrics, but heaps of colored paper as well.

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Manka utazásai

(Manka’s Journeys) Story book

author & illustrator: Mónika Horváth published 2011 | 40 pages | 160×160 mm | hardcover Cerkabella Publishing

periences. The essence of “being a Manka” is accepting ourselves and others, being cheerful and appreciating the small joys in life, whether it’s a smile we get from someone, a mug of frothy coffee or a rainbow arching across the sky. Perhaps you’re already familiar with the textile Manka dolls: http://mankabymonika.blogspot.com

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Április és az úttekerôk

(April and the Road-runners) Story book

author & illustrator: Julianna Kasza published 2010 | 40 pages | 297×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Cerkabella Publishing

A story about discovering the truth. The main character, April is a cat living in a garbage can. One day, the cat decides to go to town, determinedly hunting for bumper cars for cats. Thus amongst all the items and subjects in town, transportation plays the biggest part. In this book, the cars are the main characters, not the people. The cat watches the city with amazement from the top of a lamp-post as a mass of cars races below. The cat enthusiastically tries discovering the city in order to find out as much as it can about cars.

4 Kippkopp–sorozat Manka takes off to visit her long-lost girlfriends who live in a distant location. (Kippkopp series) Picture book In the process, she discovers unknown territories, caresses lambs, learns to love the rain and can never drink her tea without some milk after she returns. author & illustrator: Veronika Marék The picture book was written and designed by illustrator Mónika Hor- published 2001-2008 | 48-56 pages | 176×250 mm | hardcover váth, the designer of the Manka dolls based upon her own travel ex- Ceruza Publishing 8


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Most children have made figures out of chestnuts before – and Kippkopp looks just like one of these chestnut figures. However, he doesn’t shrivel up and fall apart, but rather he came to life and discovered the summery fields, snowy hills and autumn leaves. He takes a close look at the way nature works and the way the tiny creatures live their lives amongst the blades of the grass. He later meets a chestnut girl and they form their own family and raise five little chestnut babies. They’re threatened by floods, winds and tornadoes – yet, still, they’re capable overcoming these dangerous situations together. The volumes of the series: Kippkopp a fűben (Kippkopp in the Grass), Kippkopp a hóban (Kippkopp in the Snow), Kippkopp karácsonya (Kippkopp’s Christmas), Kippkopp és Tipptopp (Kippkopp and Tipptopp), Kippkopp gyerekei (Kippkopp’s Children), Kippkopp és a hónapok (Kippkopp and the Months), Kippkopp, hol vagy? (Kippkopp, Where are You?)

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Kippkopp naptár (Kippkopp calendar) Calendar

author & illustrator: Veronika Marék published 2012 | 16 pages | 297×420 mm | spiral bound Ceruza Publishing

These are followed by birthdays and name-days – we can mark any other important dates with the rest of the blank stickers. Still, the most important feature of the Kippkopp calender is the colored wooden clip. This allows children to mark the passing of the days, and how many nights they have to sleep before some important day comes. By rearranging the stickers for Sundays, Easter and Pentecost, the calendar can be used again in the following year. We sincerely hope that everyone will like our new Kippkopp calendar!

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Színes ceruzák (Colored pencils) Coloring book

author & illustrator: Veronika Marék published 2007 | 12 pages | 210×297 mm | staple bound Ceruza Publishing

Six different colored pencils are required for finishing the drawings. The pages indicate which color is needed. First only one, then two and then all six are needed.

7 Télapó és Ezüstmackó We’ve always been meaning to create a child’s calender that isn’t (Santa Claus and the Silver Teddy Bear) just about a single year. Picture book Our new calender shows the numbering of the days without the names of the days. We’ve also included 3 sheets of stickers with the calendar, author & illustrator: Veronika Marék allowing us to mark Sundays, Easter and Pentecost – moveable holi- published 2007 | 48 pages | 176×250 mm | hardcover days – with red dots on the calendar. Ceruza Publishing 9


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3-6 Boys and Girls, young and old – things get messy if both want to play with the same toy. Poor old tired Santa Claus has no idea how much trouble his gift, the Silver Teddy Bear will cause for Marci and Mónika. Marci, however, feels sorry for his little sister and goes on an adventure to make her happy, so they could celebrate Christmas Eve in peace.

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Ceruza Cirkusz

(Pencil Circus) Coloring book with riddles

author & illustrator: Veronika Marék published 2004 | 22 pages | 283×210 mm | staple bound Ceruza Publishing

The Pencil Circus is full of mysteries! How should we color the clowns, balls or parrots that look all alike? You can quickly find the answer to the secrets if you take a good look at the color pictures. You can always find a clue or two: a piece of fruit, a few feathers or perhaps the pattern on a necktie. Think long and hard, and then start coloring and the Pencil Circus is sure to come to life…

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Cókmók, a morgolódó szekrénymanó (Clobber, the Grumpy Goblin) Children’s novel

author: Ilona G. Szász | illustrator: Adrienn Gyöngyösi published 2012 | 32 pages | 210×270 mm | hardcover | case bound General Press Publishing

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Clobber, the grumpy goblin meets the inhabitants of the forgotten cupboard. The clothes ask him to help them: he needs to find a magic plant that would help the forgotten wedding dress and its companions fight the evil moths.

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Meseország lakói

(The Inhabitants of Fairytale Land) poetry

author: István Tótfalusi | illustrator: Mari Takács published 2008 | 64 pages | 190×250 mm | hardcover General Press Publishing

The inhabitants of Fairytale Land come to life in rhyming verse with the help of a host of fantastic illustrations. The figures of the stories include the Evil Witch (Vasorrú Bába), the Dwarf and the Evil Stepmother. The acclaimed author wrote his latest work for all of those who love fairytales, but are willing to adopt an alternative angle to the tales. The poems are wonderfully accompanied by the illustrations of Mari Takács. The book received the Most Beautiful Hungarian Book (Szép Magyar Könyv) Award.

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Doromboló

(Purring) poems

author: Ferenc Buda | illustrator: Dóra Keresztes published 2013 | 84 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

This volume is another fine example of the cooperation of the superb Kossuth award-winning author and Holnap Publishing, cheerful lyric poet-


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ry written to the beat of linguistic playfulness and musicality. The poetic imagination of this collection of Ferenc Buda’s latest works, as well as pieces from his two previous volumes of poetry, intended for grownups and children alike, is brought to life by Dóra Keresztes’s illustrations.

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Brumi újabb kalandjai

(Growly’s Latest Adventures) Story book

author: Béla Bodó illustrators: Ágnes Quirin, Zsolt Pálfi, Krisztián Antók published 2013 | 116 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

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Barniék tele

(The Winter of Barni) Story novel

author: Balázs Zágoni | illustrator: Róza Schmal published 2011 | 72 pages | 165×175 mm | hardcover | case bound Koinónia Publishing

Barni and his sisters, Hanna and Dorka, return to the beautiful pages of this book in lifelike situations. They beckon us to join them on a journey full of enchanted pools, invisible whales, beanstalks rising to the sky, dream imps, ponies and pirates, or we can go ahead and discover the mystery of the makeup box or acting as an angel instead. Come and fly with us and discover the fantastic side of everyday life!

The kind little cub and his friends experience another series of exciting adventures in the holidays, during which Growly becomes Mr. Growly, Rascal disappears and the see sightings of witches, dragons and flying The volumes of the series: The Book of Barni, Barni in Berlin, Barni porcupines…There’s always a moral to these kind tales and the friend- and the Girls. The translation rights into Czech for this book were bought last year. ship of the bears gets stronger and stronger. The volumes of the series: Barni könyve (The Book of Barni), Barni Berlinben (Barni in Berlin), Barni és a lányok (Barni and the Girls) 6 Barni könyve (The Book of Barni) Story novel 8 Kobak könyve author: Balázs Zágoni | illustrator: Róza Schmal (The Book of Kobak) published 2005, 2011 | 112 pages | 165×175 mm | hardcover Story novel case bound | Koinónia Publishing

Barni is a real four year-old boy from Kolozsvár, who experienced some truly exciting things in the last couple of years. He travelled to all sorts of exciting places and even had some adventures in the yard and on the street.

author: Gizella Hervay | illustrator: Géza M. Tóth published 2002 | 142 pages | 200×284 mm | hardcover | case bound Koinónia Publishing

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3-6 The Book of Kobak is the favorite story of a number of generations, since its wise humor, and the love oozing from its tales of captivating beauty has made it a classic on the domestic children’s literature scene. The main character is a real person: the son of Domokos Szilágyi and Gizella Hervay, who lost his life in the earthquake of Bucharest in 1977. The illustrations of superb cartoonist and Oscar Award nominee Géza M. Tóth humorously recreate the world of Kobak, making this a book to be shared by parents and children alike.

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Pukka és az évszakok

(Pukka and the Seasons) Story book

author: Réka Zsuzsanna Simon | illustrator: Katalin Kovács published 2011 | 108 pages | 195×195 mm | case bound Koinónia Publishing

Pukka Kapukki, the forest goblin is a relative of prankish, playful and caring kobolds: he lives in the Leafy Forest with his countless friends. He reconciles and comforts the inhabitants of the forest, helps them, but also plays tricks on them. He likes little miracles, and pays attention to small things and pleasures.

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Monyómesék

(Goblee Tales) Story book

author: Edó Gergely | illustrator: Andrea Kürti published 2012 | 72 pages | 195×175 mm | case bound Koinónia Publishing

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The characters of Edó Gergely’s first story-book are invisible. However, children, animals, affectionate humans can easily recognize the goblees, even if they happen to disguise themselves into teddies. The tiny creatures living in the gutters, keyholes are pleased or sorrowful, fall in love and have children – roughly they live like we, humans do or would like to do. Yet goblishly.

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Terka–sorozat

(Terka series) Story book

author: Author Ancsa Hohol | illustrator: Juli Boris published 2010- | 32 pages | 195×200 mm | hardcover | case bound Manó Books

Terka is a chatty, four year-old girl. She has an opinion about everything and constantly asks questions and sees the world around her differently than the adults. Sometimes she can be stubborn and it leads her to a number of exciting adventures. She travels the world in her dreams, learning much about the different people and cultures of the world. The volumes of the series: Terka a piacon (Terka at the Market), Terka és a varázscsizma (Terka and the Magic Boots), Terka, a világutazó (Terka the Globe-Trotter)


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Mesélj nekem–sorozat

(Tell a Tale Series) Story book

author: Margó Luzsi illustrators: Kriszta Kállai-Nagy, István Kiss, Edit Szalma published 2011- | 64 pages | 185×260 mm | hardcover | case bound Manó Books

Kids don’t just ask us to read them stories, but they also have a specific story in mind: “tell me a story about dragons… and elves…”. The thematic volumes of this series of classical and folk tale anthologies include the favorite characters of child’s tales as well as touching upon some of the major subjects of life: they teach about love and kindness, brothers and sisters, friends, smart and foolish people.

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A csuka parancsára – orosz népmesék (By The Pike’s Wish – Russian Folk Tales) Story book

author: Ildikó Boldizsár | illustrator: Fruzsina Kun published 2011 | 200 pages | 200×285 mm | threaded hardcover with a book-mark string | Manó Books

Russian folk tales are truly magical tales: they bring the readers back to the time when people knew no boundaries. Its heroes show us that no matter how much and how big the obstacles are on their way, it’s still worth fighting for happiness. These teachings are already understood by 4-8 year old children... However, since the volume is mainly intended for family storytelling, the adults can profit from the tales too. – Ildikó Boldizsár

The volumes of the series: Tell a Tale About All Sorts of Animals, Tell 6 Julijuli és Mackó (Juliejulie and Teddy) a Tale About Princes and Princesses, Tell a Tale About the Little Folk Story book and Big Folk, Tell a Tale About Horses and Donkeys, Tell a Tale About Girls and Boys, Tell a Tale About Love and Kindness, Tell a Tale About Siblings and Friends, Tell a Tale About Dragons and Demons, Tell author: Emese Tasnádi | illustrator: Írisz Agócs a Tale About Crafty People, Tell a Tale About Dwarves and Imps, Tell published 2011 | 64 pages | 200×195 mm | hardcover | case bound a Tale About Trees and Flowers, Tell a Tale About Wonderful Winged Manó Books Creatures, Tell a Tale About Elves and Witches, Tell a Tale About En- A girl – who is collecting stories, because she wants to be a fairy – goes chanted People, Tell a Tale About the Lazy and the Busy, Tell a Tale hunting for fairies and elves. As Juliejulie and Teddy travel through the About Bears and Wild Animals, Tell a Tale About the Smart and the city, they happen to meet all sorts of adults who turn out to be truly special: they speak the language of teddies and add a host of tales to Foolish, Tell a Tale About Secrets and Spells the girl’s collection of stories. The endearing Juliejulie and the kind, grouchy Teddy are brought to life thanks to Írisz Agócs’s paintbrush. 13


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Tücsök a Holdon (Cricket on the Moon) Story book

author & illustrator: Maros Krisztina published 2012 | 36 pages | 205×290 mm | hardcover | case bound Manó Books

A cricket on the Moon? What a nonsense! But it’s true! Krisztina Maros, the illustrator who won the Most Beautiful Hungarian Book (Szép Magyar Könyv) Award of 2010 (for illustrations of Dániel Varró’s first nursery rhyme book: Whose Feet Are Size Six) now shows her skills as a writer. The Cricket on the Moon successfully took part in the Belgian Clavis child book publisher’s international picture book competition: it was selected out of 323 entries for the International Award for the Best Children’s Book Concept exhibition and was chosen as one of the top 7 of the best child book designs.

2 Ekete-pekete… Gyermekjátékok minden évszakra (Ekete-pekete… Children’s Games for All Seasons) poetry author: Beáta Andó-Tóth | illustrator: Hajnal Eszes published 2012 | 64 pages | 165×185 mm | hardcover Manó Books

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Families often face the problem of what to do inside on a rainy day, or outdoors in good weather and what kind of rhymes to teach children when walking or hiking. It’s also hard to come up with group games to capture the attention of a bunch of restless, fidgeting children at a child party. An experienced nursery-school teacher with a folk dance teacher qualification helped gather all of the folk children’s games which she successfully puts to use during her work with children. This collection is mainly intended for parents and teachers who would like to make the most of the time dedicated to play with their children.

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Helló, Brub vagyok!

(Hello, I’m Brub!) Story book

author: Zoltán Csepregi | illustrator: Zsuzsanna Sipos published 2011 | 72 pages | 220×195 mm | hardcover Manó Books

Funny stories about the true friendship of four half-pairs of socks. Do you know Brub, Uppi, Trapp and Kex? They are all socks missing their pairs, but this doesn’t bother them at all, since their the best friends in the world. Their lives are full of adventure: they help cure Sam, the vacuum cleaner from his cold, win a game of football against the bragging team of sport socks, and embark on a research expedition to find their missing companions while baking the ugliest chocolate cake in the world. Together, they figure out what friends are for and why it’s important to help, forgive and be sincere with each other. Finally, they get a chance to find out who Messy Monster really is!


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Királylány születik

(A Princess is Born) Picture book

author: Ildikó Boldizsár | illustrator: Katalin Szegedi published 2009 | 36 pages | 220×320 mm | hardcover | case bound Naphegy Publishing

Every girl is born as a princess. We know from the fairy-tales that fairies oversee the birth of princesses, and bless the new-born baby girls. The babies keep these wishes locked in their hearts, but as the years go by, the memory of them fades. Ildikó Boldizsár and Katalin Szegedi, however, remember them and tell us all about the treasures lying in the hearts of little girls…

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Királyfi születik

(A Prince is Born) Picture book

adventurous story of searching for our forgotten, shared past that still lives in our memories.

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Sárkány a lépcsôházban

(A Dragon on the Stairs) Story book

author: Lídia Nádori | illustrator: Fruzsina Kun published 2008 | 80 pages | 240×250 mm | hardcover | case bound Naphegy Publishing

Jonny is an average nursery school-age boy from downtown Budapest, and the events of his everyday life are captured in the stories. Theses images of his life recall the events of a single year between Jonny’s forth and fifth birthday.

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Gréta garbója

(Gréta’s Turtleneck) Poems

author: Ildikó Boldizsár | illustrator: Katalin Szegedi published 2011 | 36 pages | 220×320 mm | hardcover | case bound Naphegy Publishing

author: Petra Finy | illustrator: Anna Holló published 2009 | 88 pages | 165×240 mm | hardcover | case bound Naphegy Publishing

Ildikó Boldizsár and Katalin Szegedi’s new volume is the “boyish” pair of their previous book, a Princess is Born, however, the greatest virtue of this book is that instead of replacing the framework of the Princess is Born and “substituting” the advice for girls with some tips for boys, it’s capable of providing something new, both in its text and its graphics. As opposed to the snug, static world of A Princess is born, A Prince is Born is a tale of origin with a mythical mood, the

In this volume of poetry intended for nursery school-age children, Finy Petra turns to children and grownups alike, with her characteristic sense of humor and choice of words. The poems cover the encounters of everyday life, for example, the first nursery school love affairs, the expectation of a newborn sibling, getting naughty at home, or facing the wrath of parents. Anna Holló’s humorous, detailed illustrations match the poems perfectly. 15


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A csodálatos szemüveg

(The Wonder Glasses) Story book

author: Petra Finy | illustrator: László Herbszt published 2011 | 58 pages | 165×240 mm | hardcover | case bound Naphegy Publishing

Petra Finy and László Herbszt’s shared work is a real “Budapest story”, in which the author, the illustrator and the subject, Budapest all play an important role. The story’s main character is a little boy, who discovers the city around him is full of wonders when viewed through his new glasses. László Herbszt’s illustrations full of cool and startling surprises and graphic humor give the text an added dimension, putting this lovable city, Budapest into a new, yet still familiar refraction.

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Maszat-könyvek

(Perry-books) Picture book

author: Judit Berg | illustrator: Írisz Agócs published 2009-2012 | 48 pages | 150×165 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

doll. However, we also get a chance to meet Perry’s friends, Josh and Chloe too, and the next-door neighbor’s cat, little Tiger. It’s no wonder kids fell in love with the books instantly and can’t wait for the new volumes to come out. Interactive iBook available in iStore. The volumes of the series: Maszat játszik (Perry is Playing), Maszat épít (Perry is Building), Maszat alszik (Perry is Sleeping), Doktor Maszat (Doctor Perry), Maszat számol (Perry’s Counting), Maszat a vonaton (Perry on the Train) Maszat és a csőtörés (Perry and the Broken Pipe)

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Bumburi series Picture book

author & illustrator: Csilla Kôszeghy published 2010- | 40 pages | 215×155 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

Bumburi is just as enthusiastic about the morning, hugs, and breakfast like any other little child or doggie. If only Lili, its owner, wouldn’t leave the poor dog alone! However, the dog decides to jump the fence and go after her – but it’s easy to get lost in a big city. Luckily, Lili manages to find the little rascal. Bumburi will shortly show up elsewhere again… Interactive iBook available in iStore.

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A nagy utazás

(The Great Journey) Picture book

author & illustrator: Boglárka Paulovkin published 2012 | 80 pages | 210×220 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

Do you like animals? Do you like swimming in the Balaton? Do you like cars? Do you like skiing? How about hiking? Then this is the book for you! Boglárka Paulovkin’s storybook is about Fox and Mouse, who lose their woodland homes and embark on a journey to the city where they’re taken in by a kind little boy, Andris. The old tenement in Forgetful street turns out to be a real home, from where they venture out on countless new adventures: they travel to the Balaton in the summer and go skiing in the mountains in the winter, with plenty of other things to do in Budapest in the meantime! What makes the volume truly special by the author’s own paintings.

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Kicsi, nagy

(Little, Big) Picture book

author & illustrator: Írisz Agócs published 2012 | 40 pages | 165×180 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

Why is it good to be little and why is it good to be big? If you’re big, you can run fast, but if you’re little, you get tired soon. If you’re little, you can sit on a branch, but if you’re big, you’ll break the branch and fall. Írisz Agócs’s wise and cheerful picture book is about the friendship of an elephant and a little bird.

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Aprótörpe indiánok (Teeny-Tiny Indians) Story novel

author: István Erdôs | illustrator: Panka Pásztohy published 2011 | 56 pages | 195×230 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

There’s an Indian village secluded deep in the heart of the forest. Matchbox-sized Indians are gathering acorns amongst the wigwams, sitting around the fire and celebrating every full moon. They’re the Teeny-Tiny Indians. Bravest amongst them are the youngest warriors of the tribe: Dancing Dandelion, the daring Indian boy and Yawning Cloud, the wise Indian girl. Whether the village is threatened by biting bugs or giant buffaloes, they stand their ground, saving their companions with mixture of cunning and smart ideas. The adventurous tales of István Erdős’s first book become even more Indian-like thanks to Panka Pásztohy’s images. These action-packed short stories are good for older preschoolers and first-readers alike. 17


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Panka és Csiribí–sorozat (Penny and Charm series) Story book

author: Judit Berg | illustrator: Panka Pásztohy published 2006-2010 | 48 pages | 218×234 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

Judit Berg’s series introduces the life of two small woodland fairies. Penny is a cheerful little fairy girl who loves to cook, make music, get dressed up and live in peace, whilst Charm is a tough fairy boy, who figures out and fixes everything and gets Penny into all sorts of mischief. Sometimes they go to town, or celebrate a special occasion or make music – they’re always busy with something, helped by their friends, the squirrels, birds and bugs. The volumes of the series: Micsoda idő!, (Some Weather!), Tündér biciklin (Fairy on a Bicycle), Tündérváros (Fairy Town), Tündérnaptár (Fairy Diary), Tündérzene (Fairy Music)

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Zsákmese

(Sack Tales) Story book

author: Ottó Ördögh | illustrator: Anikó Róth published 2008 | 32 pages | 210×297 mm | hardcover | case bound Scolar Publishing

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On a sunny afternoon a little girl expectantly waits to finally see the flowers of the tulip tree bloom in the park. While waiting, she falls asleep and experiences a magical dream… whilst learning much about friendship, persistence, bringing sacrifices and most importantly, about love… Thanks to Anikó Róth’s drawings and illustrations, Ottó Ördögh’s captivating tale whisks children away to a dream world.

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Gyerekszem

(Children’s View) Picture book

author: Gábor Ivády, Zsombor Ivády | illustrator: Mari Takács published 2010 | 68 pages | 160×160 mm | hardcover | case bound Scolar Publishing

Some thoughts for little ones and big ones – from little ones and big ones… Gábor Ivády – a father of two little children. The enigmatic, often thoughtful sincerity that brings a smile to our face and the child-like cleverness of their questions led to his endeavor to capture these moments – the snippets of a child’s soul. Thus Gábor Ivády’s “children’s poems” are edifying for young ones and their parents alike. The volume often touches upon heftier subjects and problems that affect the lives of children (the birth of a baby brother or sister, the drama of divorce and the pain of bickering), and although the answers to these questions are delivered in a child’s tone, their message rings true with grownups as well .


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Mindenki tud rajzolni (You can draw) Pre-school activity book

illustrators: Barabás Zsófi, Moizer Zsuzsa published 2012 | 176 pages | 210×275 mm | soft cover Scolar Publishing

This highly ingenious, illustrated activity book builds on the creativity of preschoolers and school starters, helping children’s imaginations truly soar. Kind, lovable figures – Puss, the cat, Bubbles, the labyrinth monster and Princess Alba – help the little ones and the older ones to get creative. The book subtly develops the visual skills needed for basic cultural activities (reading, writing, transcription) as well as allowing for the development of fine motor skills (dexterity, drawing and writing skills) in natural situations and in a playful, creative way.

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Öcsi és bátyó

(The Big and the Small) Picture book

author & illustrator: Veronika Marék published 2008 | 44 pages | 205×215 mm | hardcover | case bound Vivandra Books

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A kockásfülû nyúl–sorozat (Bunny in the Suitcase series) Picture book

author: Veronika Marék | illustrator: Zsolt Richly published 2007-2008 | 32 pages | 235×70 mm | hardcover Vivandra Books

3 books with 2 tales per title: The Lost Parrot – Music Afternoon,Menyus and the Snowman – Tulips at the Square,Christa’s Birthday – Menyus and the Sports Competition The legendary characters and stories of the popular cartoon series appear in picture books. Each book includes two funny tales which are about the friendship of Bunny and children of different personalities and ages. Conflicts and tensions make friendship a bit complicated. But with the help of Bunny with pink-white chequered ears the quarrel is always followed by peaceful solutions.

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Kippkopp és Tipptopp

(Kippkopp and Tipptopp) Tales and music

music: Zsófia Tallér | illustrator: Veronika Marék published 2007 | 44 pages | 295×210 mm | soft cover | case bound Vivandra Books

Stories of two little brothers. Nineteen funny everyday life stories of two brothers, well-known to all of us from childhood. Written and illustrated by the Hungarian children’s book writer-illustrator, This unique publication contains a wonderful tale of a chestnut family; Veronika Marék. She has gained popularity with her picture books the characters are made lively with beautiful illustrations, and there is already in Asia and in other parts of Europe as well. The book was a brilliant sheet music for kids playing the piano. published in 2010 in Japanese as well. 19


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Lilliputi trónkövetelôk (Lilliputian Pretenders) Short stories for children

author: Ottó Kiss | illustrator: Tibor Kárpáti published 2012 | 34 pages | 205×205 mm | hardcover Cerkabella Publishing

Ottó Kiss’s short stories are highly peculiar in nature: they’re absurd and ironic like adult texts, but also simply written, like real child’s stories. What we have here is a collection of stirring and thoughtful tales on real child subjects: flying men, space creatures, kings, magical beans, time travel and football, all of which, of course, have a moral to them – for example, poetry isn’t for nothing and the most important news can be found out at the AllKing’s Conference. Tibor Kárpáti prepared distilled, vivid illustrations which enhance the texts’ absurdly magical world. Ottó Kiss is a writer and a poet as well as the author of a number of acclaimed children’s books (Csillagszedő Márió (Mario, the Star-Catcher), Emese almája (The Apple of Emese), A nagypapa távcsöve (Grandpa’s Spyglass, etc.)) who was awarded such prestigious prizes as the Book of the Year, and the Artisjus and József Attila awards. Tibor Kárpáti is a full-time graphic artist of the New Yorker magazine, who won amongst his other achievements, the XVth National Graphic Design Biennale, as well as appearing at countless international and domestic exhibitions and illustrating a number of children’s books. 20

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Az eszemet tudom

(As Long as I Can Remember) Story book

author: Anikó N. Tóth | illustrator: Rozi Békés published 2012 | 88 pages | 210×240 mm | hardcover Cerkabella Publishing

Anikó N. Tóth’s book contains a child’s treatment of children’s subjects, full of common, everyday characters and story-like events. The text conjures up an intimately familiar children’s world, which is made even more attractive through its simple, child-like, linguistic humor. The book also whispers to us what all children truly desire: their parents’ attention. Rozi Békés prepared a series of cheerful and vivid illustrations for the volume: the text is thus supported by a range of classic, yet not anachronistic, appropriately soothing, yet not syrupy characters.

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Sári és Nemszemétke (Treasure & Sara) Story and workbook

author: Péter Mandl | illustrator: Zita Kismarty-Lechner published 2011 | 40+20 pages | 220×220 mm | hardcover case bound | Cerkabella Publishing

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leads to the discovery of a trash island floating in the middle of the ocean. Sara makes many friends on the island and learns that there is more to refuse than meets the eye; everything and indeed everyone can be useful. Partly story and partly informative manual, its dual purpose is what makes this book peculiar. The book is accompanied by a workbook, designed to help children fabricate household items as well as artwork from material collected from domestic waste.

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Labirintó (Labyrintho) Story novel

author: Erzsi Kertész | illustrator: Julianna Kasza published 2012 | 64 pages | 168×214 mm | hardcover Cerkabella Publishing

Elfelejtett lények boltja

A tale that isn’t childish, but one that is still for children. The illustrations aren’t childish either, yet they still conjure up a world that is enjoyable, fast-paced, exciting and moving for children. The book takes its child readers seriously, but doesn’t get too serious, it isn’t illustrators: Katalin Szegedi, Kinga Rofusz, Sarolta Szulyovszky, for grownups, but we can still enjoy it. Just as there are family films, Adrienn Gyöngyösi it would be a good idea to set up a category like this for books: family book – “an experience for the whole family”. published 2011 | 120 pages | 210×265 mm | hardcover | case bound The book evokes and reflects on several of their previous readCerkabella Publishing ing experiences from the Odyssey to the figures of romantic, self-searching, great travelers. It portrays an imaginary world In this Christmas anthology we attempted to approach the child audi- for children which takes them to an entirely new, unchartence in a new and different way. This new tone is the voice of contem- ed regions, yet still doesn’t lead them into the unknown. Labporary child literary texts. We’d like to approach the anticipation of the yrintho – as its name suggests – is a watery maze surroundChristmas holiday and miracles from the perspective of children and ing a host of families. Here, the seaman named Galambalatt thus get closer to the magical world of children. We’d like to convey embarks on a journey with his boat and his companions: a cat, a traditional sense of values with the book, presented in a demanding a mermaid, a rabbit and a falling star. All of them seek their own way literary tone for children. in the world and they all have their own goals in mind, whilst the seaman helps them reach their particular destinations. Vain Fancy, the falling star returns to the mantle of his Father Sky, only to fall again and his own will, at the right time. Weeloo, the mermaid regains

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Ez egy susogó levél

(This is a Rustling Leaf) Story book

author: Angi Máté | illustrator: Ágnes Keszeg published 2011 | 40 pages | 210×240 mm | hardcover case bound with outer sleeve | Cerkabella Publishing

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Dani a nagy családerdôben

(Dan and the Great Family Forest) Story novel

author: Tibor Zalán | illustrator: Ágnes Keszeg published 2009 | 160 pages | 165×220 mm | hardcover case bound with outer sleeve | Cerkabella Publishing

Tibor Zalán’s novel is real mixture of dream and reality. The classical elements of fairy–tales serve as a framework for a fresh, modern text, including three tests and an evil presence, yet the characters still speak the language of today’s children. Tibor Zalán knows and loves the childlike soul of his readers, treating delicate subjects like a psychologist while creating a magical realm, luring us in and teaching, comforting, making us laugh and…letting us free.

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(The Book of Princesses) Story novel Angi Máté’s short stories are about everyday notions that are common to children, which however, still haven’t made an appearance as subjects author: Tibor Zalán | illustrator: Ágnes Keszeg in children’s literature: cold, loneliness, fear, love. These tales truly come published 2007 | 144 pages | 210×265 mm | hardcover | case bound to life through their unusual perspectives, embodied notions, and magic. Cerkabella Publishing The short stories coupled with Ágnes Keszeg’s illustrations result in an The kingly heroes of the story include King Habakkuk and his 20 royal daughodd, dream-like, surreal storybook that still has a snug feel to it. ters – Eventide, Rebecca, Agnes, Veronica, Sarah, Judith, Cecilia, Eve, Stella and the others… Each of their names stands for thrills and captivating tales. Tibor Zalán includes the essential elements of Hungarian folk tales in his stories, but still manages to twist them in a way to make it seem like they’re from a Kafka novel. 22


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A Palacsintás király (King Pancake) Story novel

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A kis Mukk

(Little MOOk) Story book

author: Éva Fésûs | illustrator: Rozi Békés published 2009 | 128 pages | 165×220 mm | hardcover | case bound Cerkabella Publishing

author: Wilhelm Hauff | illustrator: Katalin Szegedi published 2012 | 60 pages | 210×270 mm | hardcover | case bound General Press Publishing

The King puts on a pancake-baking competition for the girls of the Kingdom. His idea is to have his son marry the girl who bakes the best pancake. As can be expected, all of the girls fail in this venture. Still, this doesn’t stop Blue-Eyed Cathleen from winning the competition. However, due to an unexpected twist of events, she doesn’t want to marry the prince... In the end, of course, all the conflicts are resolved and the story is concluded as expected: with a happy ending.

Apart from the title story, the first installment of the three planned volumes of the collection of Hauff stories includes amongst others The False Prince and The Stork Caliph. Hauff’s legendary tales are accompanied by Katalin Szegedi’s fine illustrations.

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Mese a tûzmadárról és a vízitündérrôl

(The Story of the Fire-bird and the Water-Fairy) Story book

author: Božena Neˇmcová | illustrator: Krisztina Kállai Nagy published 2011 | 52 pages | 190×256 mm | hardcover | case bound General Press Publishing

This volume includes the most famous pieces of Czech literature, coupled with Krisztina Nagy Kállai’s rich illustrations. The volume contains the tales The Alabaster Hand, The Three Golden Feathers and The Wily Mountain Girl amongst others.

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Aranykulcsocska, avagy Burattino kalandjai

(The Little Golden Key or the Adventures of Burattino) Children’s novel

author: Aleksey Tolstoy | illustrator: Katalin Szegedi published 2004 | 104 pages | 202×290 mm | hardcover approx. 70 color illustrations | General Press Publishing

In the Russian version of Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio, Burattino the wooden doll is caught up in one dangerous adventure after another, duped and then outsmarting others, only to find himself in trouble again. However, his faithful friends, Malvina and Pierrot always manage to rescue him so they could solve the mystery of the golden key. Recipient of the IBBY ‘Children’s Book of the Year’ and the Most Beautiful Hungarian Book awards in 2004. 23


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Alice Csodaországban

(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) Children’s novel

author: Lewis Carroll | illustrator: Katalin Szegedi published 2007 | 108 pages | 202×290 mm | hardcover approx. 70 color illustrations | General Press Publishing

“Alice, this is your story, so rest your gentle hands on your tender childhood dreams, which are held together by memories, just like a faded bunch of flowers gathered by pilgrims.” The famous, captivating story of Alice in Wonderland now appears with the special illustrations of Katalin Szegedi.

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Óz, a csodák csodája (The Wizard of Oz) Children’s novel

author: L. Frank Baum | illustrator: Katalin Szegedi published 2008 | 164 pages | 202×290 mm | hardcover | color illustrated General Press Publishing

Dorothy and her dog, Toto want to find their way home to Kansas. On their way, they make friends with the Tin Man, the Scarecrow ad the Cowardly Lion, who join them to see the Wizard of Oz. Katalin Szegedi uses her montage-technique illustrations to 24

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Az elvarázsolt királykisasszony (The Enchanted Princess) Story collection

author: Ludwig Bechstein | illustrator: Katalin Szegedi published 2000 | 216 pages | 202×290 mm | hardcover with 60 color illustrations | General Press Publishing

Bechstein was more popular than the contemporaries of his age, exceeding even the popularity of the Brothers Grimm. Apart from the title story, the volume includes the stories entitled The Wizard’s Book, The Ravens, The Brave Tailor and The Miller and the Fairy. This wonderful volume won the Most Beautiful Hungarian Book Award in 2000.

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A hegyek tündére

(The Fairy of the Mountains) Story collection

author: Petre Ispirescu | illustrator: Katalin Szegedi published 2002 | 140 pages | 202×290 mm | hardcover with 60 color illustrations | General Press Publishing

This storybook intended for school-starting-age students is a collection of a 19th-century Romanian storywriter’s treatment of Romanian folk tales. In 2003, this volume of ten classic tales won the Most Beautiful Hungarian Book Award as well as the award of the Hungarian Book Foundation.


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A Mindentvarró Tû (The All-Stitching Needle) Children’s novel

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Három zsák ravaszság (Three Sacks of Craftiness) Story collection

author: Ilona G. Szász | illustrator: Katalin Szegedi published 2010 | 32 pages | 210×270 mm | hardcover General Press Publishing

author: Elek Benedek | illustrator: Éva Bányai published 2012 | 88 pages | 202×283 mm | hardcover | case bound General Press Publishing

The All-Stitching Needle follows the dynamics of the wanderer’s tale: a poor tailor leaves his home village to find the Needle, which can stitch everything in the world. It will hopefully lead him to his reward, which is none other than to win the hand of the poor seamstress in marriage. The young tailor uses the All-Stitching Needle to help everyone he can, hoping that this will lead him home…

The fans of the famous storyteller, Elek Benedek have a chance to yet again meet the heroes of his cheerful, playful or thoughtful tales. The stories of King Kacor, the kind bear, Mr. Raven and the little mice come to life on the pages of the book thanks to Éva Bányai’s illustrations, providing the youngest generation with wonderful bedtime stories.

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Azurro

Children’s novel

author: Petra Finy | illustrator: Zsolt Dömsödi published 2010 | 152 pages | 140×190 mm | hardcover | case bound General Press Publishing

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A varjúkirály

(The Crow King) Story novel

author: Elek Benedek | illustrator: Éva Bányai published 2011 | 88 pages | 202×283 mm | hardcover | case bound General Press Publishing

The latest collection of classic Elek Benedek tales, published with the Petra Finy’s converse fable novel depicts the challenge of its glass-bod- highly popular, classic illustrations of Éva Bányai. The volume includes, ied main character and his lover blessed with the speech of flowers to for example, the stories The Magic Goat, The Princess who Laughed a save the world from evil. The humorous text is accompanied by Zsolt Rose and Devilish John. Dömsödi’s fresh, cartoon-like illustrations. 25


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Mirka, avagy hogyan kell szeretni? (Mirka, or How to Love?) Story book

author: András Bátky | illustrator: Mari Takács published 2012 | 64 pages | 285×215 mm | hardcover | case bound General Press Publishing

One afternoon, Mirka was moodily sitting over her homework. She just couldn’t seem to get started with her composition work – since, if she started, she would surely write at least a novel’s worth of material: on none other than the subject of how to love one another. Thus she decides to head out and travel the world. Mari Takács’s amazing montage technique is the recurring source of humor in this lovable and loving volume.

2 Mátyás király juhásza; Mátyás király és a százesztendôs ember; A kolozsvári bíró (The Herdsman of King Matthias; King Matthias and the Hundred Year-Old Man; The Magistrate of Kolozsvár) Story collection

author: Elek Benedek | illustrator: István Csillag published 2010 | 36 pages | 235×255 mm | hardcover | case bound Gutenberg Publishing

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3 Egyszer volt Budán kutyavásár; Róka fogta csuka, csuka fogta róka, varga fogta mind a kettô; A három kérdés (There Was Only Once a Dog Market at Buda; Fox-Caught Pike, Pike-Caught Fox, The Cobbler Caught Both; The Three Questions) Story collection

author: Mór Jókai | illustrator: Ágnes Keszeg published 2010 | 36 pages | 235×255 mm | hardcover | case bound Gutenberg Publishing

The great storyteller, Mór Jókai’s three classic tales of King Matthias are accompanied by the charmingly rich and exciting, fullpage illustrations of talented young Transylvanian graphic artist, Ágnes Keszeg. The classically structured tales of King Matthias with morals that still live to this day share the same hero, yet the eventful illustrations which urge us to expand on the stories and the masterful text of the tales whisk the children away to separate worlds of storytelling.


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A szalontai kovács; Az aranycsináló; Ki álmodta a legszebbet? (The Smith of Szalonta; The Goldmaker; 4

Who Had the Loveliest Dream?) Story collection

author: Ferenc Móra | illustrator: Ildikó Mezey published 2010 | 36 pages | 235×255 mm | hardcover | case bound Gutenberg Publishing

“The court of King Matthias was never without clever and artful men. It was fraught with gallants with plumed hats, bearded old scientists, loud-mouthed merchants and sullen craftsmen. The king had a word to spare for all of them.” Children adore these dialog-based classic stories full of wily characters who talk back in which the righteous are always rewarded and thus a lesson is always learned.

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Brumi a Balatonon

(Brumi at the Lake Balaton) Story novel

author: Béla Bodó | illustrator: Ágnes Quirin, Zsolt Pálfi published 2012 | 132 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

On this occassion, Brumi and his friends embark on a grand trip, since they’ll all be spending the holidays next to Lake Balaton. Once they reach the water-front, Brumi shows his familiar qualities as a kind-hearted cub ready to make any sacrifice for his friends, including the lively little Rascal, the gluttonous Fatty and the timid Grumpy Josser.

The volumes of the series: Brumi Mackóvárosban (Brumi in Teddytown), Brumi újabb kalandjai (The new Adventures of Brumi), Brumi a Balatonon (Brumi at the Lake Balaton), Brumi az iskolában (Brumi at School), Brumi mint detektív (Brumi the P. I.)

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A macskavári sasok

(The Eagles of Macskavár) Story book

author: Gyula Krúdy | illustrator: Ferenc Sajdik published 2012 | 120 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

This volume is a selection of Gyula Krúdy Hungarian historic story tales. A host of beautifully captivating stories with the occasional folk elements, exciting twists and anecdotes about King Matthias and the world of the Turkish occupation, the Rákóczi freedom fight and the 1848-49 revolution and its major and minor heroes, whilst the author takes us on a tour of the historic Hungary.

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Labdarózsa

(Roseball) Story book

author: Bálint Ágnes | illustrator: Reich Károly published 2012 | 84 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

Roseball isn’t a flower at all, but rather a benign, wise old retriever, Barbara’s nanny. Barbara lives with her little brother, Adam and the baby-walker toddler Dóra-Réka in a huge paper chest set in a fairy-like garden, which has room for their beds and even a kitchen… They are joined 27


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A szitakötôk szigetén

(The Isle of Dragonflies) poetry

The hard-to-find tales from the colorful imagination of Jenő Józsi Tersánszky discuss the subjects of kindness, cheerfulness and eternal truths in a gentle tone. The stories are rounded out by the charming illustrations of Panka Pásztohy.

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Pinokkió kalandjai

(Pinocchio’s Adventures) Story book

author: Carlo Collodi | illustrator: Melinda Udvardy published 2009 | 260 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

Collodi’s popular tale of 1883, thriving with the rich imagination of a child’s soul is the loving story of Pinocchio, the naughty marionette. It isn’t because of his wickedness that he succumbs to the evil temptations and gets into trouble and a constant series of exciting adventures, The most delicious, tasty and fattest grass grows on the Isle of Dragon- but rather he is led by his curiosity and good faith. However, thanks flies, an island in the Danube. This is the home of Mother Goat and her to his bravery and readiness to help, his wish is finally fulfilled and he son Kiddie, a stubborn one who likes butting everything and everyone in deservedly changes from an audacious puppet into a dutiful young boy his way. He realizes through his series of adventures that being afraid or . fearsome isn’t good at all and teasing a tiger behind his back is entirely 4 Virágon vett vitéz different than befriending one. Kiddie’s cheerful tale of kind and patient (Soldier of Flowers) Story book love is now released in a new edition with Panka Pásztohy’s illustrations. author: Ágnes Bálint | illustrator: Panka Pásztohy published 2012 | 56 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

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A rejtelmes bábu

(The Mysterious Doll) Story book

author: Józsi Jenô Tersánszky | illustrator: Panka Pásztohy published 2011 | 128 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

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author: Sándor Kányádi | illustrator: Dóra Keresztes published 2012 | 168 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

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forest, singing together with the nest-building birds and taking care of a pack of pups with his classmates... Through the stories in the book, we can trace the exciting events of his life.

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Világlátott egérke

(The Little Globe-Trotting Mouse) Story book

author: Sándor Kányádi | illustrator: Dóra Keresztes published 2012 | 92 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

dren, and in fact, all our readers. Apart for the more well-known pieces, we’ve included a number of stories for our readers which are more rarely known. Some are longer and some are shorter – browse through the book and pick whichever you want to read to your children!

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Kutyafülû Aladár és barátai (...) Poetry

author: Sándor Weöres | illustrator: Melinda Udvardy published 2013 | 88 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

“A poor old field mouse gets fed up with the autumn showers and the ”Sándor Weöres played an unquestionably significant role is elevating starving, so it decides to go to town, armed with the history of mice. It Hungarian children poetry to a higher level of art. His oeuvre of verses heard from the elders that household mice have everything they need is practically inexhaustible, presenting humane and poetic virtues in – a cellar, a pantry and an attic full of treasures. All they have to fear is a way that is accessible for children. This is precisely why his poems are cats. The household mice were pleased to hear that he slipped into the exceptionally important in the rearing of children. His poems known cellar of an outlying cottage in the village.” by grownups (including amongst others, A kutyatár, Galagonya, Sehallselát Dömötör, Csiribiri, etc.) now come to life accompanied by A csillagszemû juhász Melinda Udvardy’s color illustrations, evoking Weöres’s poetic world 6 (The Starry-Eyed Shepherd) Story book with a fresh look, for children and child-spirited adults alike.” illustrator: Kitti Bán published 2013 | 148 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

`Once upon a time, beyond the distant sees` lived a storyteller called Elek Benedek, the great chronicler of Hungarian folk literature, whose work we delved into for this slice of wonder to the delight of chil-

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Misi mókus kalandjai

(The Adventures of Misi the Squirrel) Story novel

author: Józsi Jenô Tersánszky | illustrator: János Kass published 2012 | 92 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

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6-10 2 Két egér kalandjai-sorozat The restless little squirrel can’t get used to the strictness at school, so (Two Mice series) he decides to go out into the world instead to find the ever-productive Artistic educational book tree. He faces much hardship and experiences many interesting adventures until he is finally drawn home by his heart. The author dazzles his authors: Sarolta Entz, Erika Fekete-Horváth, Rita Jánosi-Halász, young readers with his sense of humor in this charming and amusing János Mészáros | illustrators: László Branda, Nóra Rácz, Anna Rubik, story, whilst János Kass’s beautifully artistic illustrations make this Fruzsina Kun story novel a truly memorable read.

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Medirám királylány mesélô kertje (Princess Mediram’s Enchanted Garden) Story book

author: Károly Tamkó Sirató | illustrator: Alexandra Faltisz published 2013 | 116 pages | 210×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Holnap Publishing

published 2007-2011 | 72-76 pages | 215×215 mm | hardcover case bound | Két Egér Books

Museum Mouse and his cousin discover the halls of the museum and the streets of Budapest together. They talk about art, works of art, and art history terms. The volumes of the series focus on various art subjects through the exhibitions of Hungarian museums, domestic public works of art and our architectural heritage.

King Gooddeed’s favorite daughter, Mediram asks a peculiar gift for The books include a selection of the artwork on display in the permanent her seventeenth birthday: a garden which is home to every plant in exhibitions of Hungarian museums and public collections, thus many the world. The king who is fabled for his kindness outdoes his daugh- of the works can be viewed by the children in person. The appendixes ter’s wish and endows the plants with a special ability: the princess of creative and thoughtful exercises found at the end the volumes help only has to sigh to light up the grass, trees or plants and screen a ingraining the art history knowledge contained in the books. fairy-play for Mediram. The lime tree, the violet, the birch, the lotus In 2012, the fifth volume of the series, Black and White, won the Educational Children’s Book of the Year Award at the Hungarian IBBY Awards. all have their own story to tell… This amazing world of fantasy is accompanied by Alexandra Faltisz’s The volumes of the series: Állatok a múzeumban (Animals in the Museairy illustrations. um), Színek (Colors), Különös lények (Strange Creatures), Bolyongások Budapesten (Rambles in Budapest), Fekete-fehér (Black and White) 30


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Nagy az Isten állatkertje (Great is the Zoo of God) Stories and animal reviews

authors: Noémi Klein-Varga, Gergely Nádori | illustrator: Éva Kispál published 2011 | 96 pages | 195×195 mm | case bound Koinónia Publishing

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Angyalok meséi

(Tales of Angels) Story collection

author: István Berszán | illustrator: Zelmira Szabó published 2011 | 72 pages | 162×175 mm | hardcover | case bound Koinónia Publishing

“Many people speak of angels, yet only few have spotted one. However, Well-known Biblical stories related from the animals perspective. The we can be sure that they are here with us (…). We might sometimes enrooster who cried to Peter, the raven that fed Elijah, and the lion of Dan- counter them unconsciously. They have a good reason to stay in hiding. iel all make an appearance in the book – these tales are their stories too. If they would appear amongst us they would cause a great upheaval, however, they wouldn’t like to cause any confusion.” Hóbucka Hugó a mókusoknál 4 (Hillock Hugo Visits the Chipmunks) István Berszán became known with his volumes The Refined Rucksack Story novel (2002) and Great-coat Floppy Ears (2008) and now presents a story book of seven different tales. author: Péter Demény | illustrator: Ágnes Keszeg published 2011 | 48 pages | 162×175 mm | hardcover | case bound Koinónia Publishing

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Fantasztikus földgolyó

(Amazing Globe) Educational book

How can you disassemble and rebuild a snowman? Which website pro- author: Éva Kiss Bitay | illustrator: Erzsébet Ferencz vides information on The Land of Snow and Frost? When and how can published 2010 | 184 pages | 240×271 mm | bound a snowman return to its home? All of these questions and more will be Koinónia Publishing answered in this storybook. The story of the snowman stuck in the summer is the follow-up to the Do you know why Zebras have stripes? Or that some fish can drown in the shared award-winning book and illustration of the 2009 Aranyvackor water? Would you like to know why an ostrich really sticks its head in the (Golden Pear) illustrational and story award, which is also the author’s sand? Éva Bitay Kiss has been writing quality educational, yet readable books first individual storybook. for decades. In her latest book, she focuses on some of nature’s greatest won31


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Bibliai történetek-sorozat (Biblical Tales Series Story book

authors: Gábor Vida, Gábor Schein, Szilárd Borbély illustrator: Kees de Kort published 2005, 2007, 2009 | 36-48 pages | 195×195 mm | bound Koinónia Publishing

Quality, full-flavored renditions of the Biblical tales from the definitive figures of contemporary Hungarian literature, coupled with Dutch graphic artist Kees de Kort’s classical illustrations. The volumes of the series: Nóé, az indián meg a dinók (Noah, The Indian and the Dinosaurs), Isten nevetett (God’s Laughter), Fény a magasból (Light from Above)

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Kincses Képeskönyv sorozat (Treasure Picture Book Series) Educational book

author: Balázs Zágoni | illustrator: Andrea Jánosi published 2007–2013 | 48-60 pages | 240×271 mm | bound Koinónia Publishing & Projectograph

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The Treasure Picture Books focus on the birth and development of cities, coupled with colored illustrations, not only intended for children. The volumes of the series: Kolozsvár, Marosvásárhely, Visegrád, Segesvár, Nagyvárad.

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Bazsó and Borka–sorozat

(Bazsó and Borka series) Story book

author: András Bátky | illustrator: István Lakatos published 2012 | 96 pages | 129×181 mm | hardcover | case bound Manó Books

Bazsó and Borka are a lovable – and naughty – pair or twins. One moment they’re at each other’s throats and they’re driving their parents crazy the next and whatever they do, they’re sure to end up in a big mess. Thanks to them, the flat is flooded with mice, the living room falls to pieces and flour falls from the ceiling. What has the mysterious Boogie Monster got to do with all of this? Five humorous short stories from András Bátky by István Lakatos’s illustrations. We also recommend the book for first readers! Attention! Not to be read with parents! (They wouldn’t like it anyways...) The volumes of the series: A kedves pincerém (The Kind Boogie Monster), Borka nélkül a világ (A World Without Borka)


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Filc, a zoknimuki–sorozat

(Felt, the SockSnagger series) Story book

author: Zita Tóth | illustrator: Anita Tóth published 2008- | 232 pages | 160×220 mm | hardcover | case bound Manó Books

out help you find out more about your family and its various members. Discover how you’re related to each other, collect your shared memories and sketch your own family tree! Have fun with your research!

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A rejtélyes kulcs

(The Mysterious key) Crime stories for young readers

Felt, the seven year-old socksnagger lives in Snagger’s Nook, which author: Edina Kertész | illustrator: Mónika Horváth is actually a wall in the room of the ten year-old boy, Felix. Although published 2012 | 140 pages | 120×160 mm | hardcover | case bound strictly forbidden by the law of the Snaggers, Felix and Felt are never- Naphegy Publishing theless good friends. The friends rush to save a charming little Snagger girl called Bibery in Dotty and Check, two nine-year-olds go for a walk in town and happen to the volume entitled Felt and the Secrets of the Old Well. find a key with the inscription: “Find it and find treasure! 9.” The two girls – working together with a little stray dog and a little monkey – start to invesThe volumes of the series: Filc, a zoknimuki (Felt, the SockSnagger) tigate the meaning of the mysterious inscription, and during their inquiries and Filc, a zoknimuki és az Öreg Kút titka (Felt, the SockSnagger and they get involved in fairytale-like adventures. Illustrated by Mónika Horváth, the Secrets of the Old Well) The Mysterious Key is a gripping fable and an exciting read for first-readers.

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Az én családfám

(My Family Tree – Discover Your Own Family Tree!) Activity book

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A sziklavirág (Crag-Flower)

Japanese stories and legends

author: Kinga Csapody | concept by: Noémi Dér published 2012 | 24 pages | 202×295 mm | saddle stitched booklet Manó Books

author & illustrator: Márta Kiss published 2008 | 100 pages | 270×210 mm | hardcover | case bound Naphegy Publishing

With the help of this color activity book, you can map out your family tree and collect your shared memories. The simple questions to be filled

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author: Ildikó Módra | illustrator: Edit Szalma published 2010 | 88 pages | 265×215 mm | hardcover | case bound Naphegy Publishing

After the dissolution of the circus company, Trapp, the retired circus horse finds itself in a stable amidst a group of strange farm animals. They start talking and as Trapp slowly recognizes them, it witnesses a host of exciting stories and real, deep psychological cases taking place right in front of its eyes. Trapp also tells the others about its life, allowing us to hear the tale of the better days of the world-renowned Piccolo Circus, along with a few truly touching stories of human fates.

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(The Cat Princess) Story in rhyme

author: Zsuzsa Tamás | illustrator: Blanka Radnóti published 2012 | 66 pages | 440×285 mm | hardcover | case bound Naphegy Publishing

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Zsuzsa Tamás’s first individual storybook in rhyme will most likely be loved by young adolescent girls the most: she portrays their world of gloom, expectations and everyday troubles with humor and love. Its main characters – a prince in hiding and a princess turned into a cat – meet in the middle of an enchanted forest, where they finally find each other thanks to their new friends and the help of stories.

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Csomótündér

(The Knot Fairy) Story novel

author: Dóra Gimesi | illustrator: Adrienn Gyöngyösi published 2011 | 48 pages | 215×235 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

“Everyone knows that the Knot fairy is not just any kind of fairy – like spring fairies, kitchen fairies and streetcar driving fairies. But to say there is not a Knot fairy just would not be true.” She’s the one who ties the shoes of princes and princesses together, making sure they stay together forever. But sometimes, princes have to journey to the top of the world in order to have the nerve to propose to their princess. Sometimes they need a little bit of fairy magic to help a giant girl in love to cross over the bridge with her ten-story building to see her beloved giant. Sometimes, a thin little boy wearing glasses manages to conjure some wings onto a fairy, just like pulling out some flowers from a chequered jacket. Sometimes they end up having a big fight after idling around for so long. Budapest’s well-known squares, the Margaret Island, Mount Gellért, Zugló and Klauzál square are filled with love and fasci-


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Vándorlány és az elvarázsolt Kisváros (The Wandering Girl and the Enchanted Small Town) Story novel

author: Author Anna Menyhért | illustrator: Andrea Balogh published | 96 pages | 165×225 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

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(The Handbook of Football Players) Story novel

author: Ottó Kiss | illustrator: András Baranyai B. published 2011 | 40 pages | 140×195 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

Every boy plays football and they’re all excited by the European Championship. However, do they know exactly what a goal-line is? Do they know when a team gets a corner-kick and how to perform a regular throw-in? Ottó Kiss’s book is about a bunch of school kids learning how to play football on the playground, sharing their new-found knowledge with the readers. This is assisted by András Baranyai’s fullpage illustrations, which give a visual explanation of all the main rules of football. This book is an ideal gift for both girl and boy beginner footballers . 6 Nagyon zöld könyv (A Truly Green Book) Educational book

Wandering Girl, Big Boy and the twins head out on a journey in their car. For a moment, Wandering Girl catches a glimpse of a wonderful little town. Try as they may, however, they just can’t seem to find the way to the town, even when they get out of the car. What makes matters even worse is that the others are locked inside the Gotcha Inn by an evil spell. Wandering Girl heads out on her own to find the town and figure out its secret. Beetroot Bird and the strange scribe hermit, Peg-Man come to her aid in her quest. Gorey and her grandmother live in the gradually deserted Small town. Her parents have disappeared and Gorey and grandma notice one day author & illustrator: Csilla Gévai that they’re on their own. Gorey heads off to The Peak to get her par- published 2011 | 80 pages | 230×250 mm | hardcover | case bound ents back and catch a view of the town. Beetroot Bird helps her too Pagony Publishing when she seems to fail on her journey. Ecological footprint, overpopulation, climate change – us grownups regularly encounter such terms because saving Planet Earth has recently become a crucial cause. Csilla Gévai’s Truly Green Book now explains and details the subject in a way that makes it accessible 35


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boszorkányok a Bármi utcából (Matilda and Margaret, or the Witches

from Whatever Street)

author: András Dániel | illustrator: Alexandra Faltisz

Once upon a time there was a girl who was always cheerful. There were published 2012 | 56 pages | 190×220 mm | hardcover also twelve dolls that were always in a foul mood. There was a villa at the Pagony Publishing Lake Balaton where the girl and the dolls meet. Naturally, the dolls cheer up thanks to the girl, but their story isn’t quite so simple. Do you think a Cloud can get lost? Do you know what to do if Petra Finy’s latest story contains a host of gentle images and excit- the days of the week get mixed up? Do you think you can teach ing adventures, whilst Maja’s lovable, clumsy dolls are brought to life flies to speak? You saying you have no idea? Well then now’s the thanks to Katalin Szegedi’s incredible paintings. time for you to visit the home of Matilda and Margaret, full of the noise of all sorts of peculiar inhabitants! Through the stories Volt egyszer egy about them and their complicated everyday lives you can find out 2 (Once Upon a Time There Was) why there’s no need to buy a vacuum cleaner, why it’s dangerous to bake a cake and what to do if one day Boredom moves in to Story book your house... We recommend András Dániel’s lighthearted tales of the lovable author: Angi Máté | illustrator: Sarolta Szulyovszky witches for 5–8 year olds. published 2010 | 40 pages | 218×240 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

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(Lollop and Marvel books) Novel

author: Judit Berg | illustrator:Csilla Kôszeghy published 2011-2012 | 72 pages | 155×215 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

author: Zoltán Czigány | illustrator: András Baranyai B. published 2007- | 104 pages | 170×220 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

Allow us to introduce you to Tricot, the hero of our tale! Tricot is is triceratops. He has three big horns on his head, but he still has a gentle and calm nature. Supposedly, he eats ferns, but he likes corn-on-the-cob and gumdrops a lot more. Then there’s Gobble. He’s a T-rex. He’s very strong, fierce and quick, but he isn’t known for his fast thinking. He’s a meat-eater, but he actually gobbles up anything that gets in his way. His favorite dishes are bloody Dino vertebrae and salami sandwiches. Their other distinguishing feature is that they’re both very small. You can find out the reason why they’re so small and how they ended up in our world from the Crusty Pie age from Judit Berg’s latest story, which includes Csilla Kőszeghy’s funny drawings of triceratops, T-Rexs, raptors and even Sparrowsauruses.

These humorous story novels of two crazy horses are simply impossible to put down – Lollop, who’s a truly wise horse and Marvel, who might not be so smart, but who’s capable of getting them into just as much trouble throughout their fantastic adventures in Gödöllő, the Traffic Museum and on Planet Mars. The first part won the Hungarian IBBY ‘Children’s Book of the Year’ Award in 2008.

The series is recommended for first-readers due to its short chapters and eventful stories.

author: Ezsébet Fráter | illustrator: Berta Csíkszentmihályi published 2010-2012 | 56 pages | 200×290 mm | hardcover case bound | Scolar Publishing

The volumes of the series: Két kis dinó a zsírkréta korból (Two Little Dinosaurs from the Crusty Pie Age), Két kis dinó Budapesten (Two Little Dinosaurs in Budapest)

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Erzsébet királyné esete a rozmaringgal (Queen Elizabeth and the Rosemary) Story and educational book

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Vidám meseolvasó, Vidám olvasó, Elsô nap az iskolában (Cheerful Stories, Cheerful Reading, First 1

Day at School) Educational books

The First Day at School helps fitting in at school, giving a chance for children and parents to discuss this important event. The book playfully helps our children overcome their fears and anxieties, helping them in happily and joyfully attending school. The exercises in Cheerful Stories gradually develop children’s reading technique, reliably assisting their mastery of reading and laying the foundations for spelling. Finally, the Cheerful Reading workbooks contain stories with a punchline, containing classical stories and folk tales from all parts of the globe, as well as the exercises attached to the texts. The first booklet is recommended for first graders, whilst the second is suited for second graders. The fabulous drawings of renowned illustrator, Boglárka Paulovkin make these four books even more colorful and lovable.

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Csudalámpa–sorozat

(Magic Lamp series) Fairy tales

author: Elek Benedek | illustrator: Györgyi Kapala published 2009 | 232 pages | 168×238 mm | hardcover | case bound Scolar Publishing

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Elek Benedek’s birthday and the 80th anniversary of his death, Scolar Kiadó tips its hat to the “storyteller of all storytellers” with a special series of tales. According to the plans, the series will include “Father Elek’s” most famous anthology, the four volumes of the Amazing Lamp: Gold, Silver, Blue and Red. The books of teacher Rózsa Érsek intend to guide young learners from The children’s imagination will start soaring thanks to this book that the end of preschool to learning how to read (and love reading), from evokes the classic/mysterious world of storybooks. The volumes of the series: Arany mesekönyv (Golden Storybook), Ezüst ages 5 to 8. author: Rózsa Érsek | illustrator: Boglárka Paulovkin published 2010 | 48 pages | 200×280 mm | hardcover | case bound Scolar Publishing

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The Little Witch of Budapest (The Adventures of Lizi) Story book

author: Viktória Bosnyák | translator: Márta Nagy illustrator: Spote Stany published 2011 | 64 pages | 180×190 mm | hardcover | case bound Scolar Publishing

It can be used as additional material at any type of school, yet those children who enjoy playing, experimenting with simple tools, who are patient and can come to conclusions based on own observations will benefit the most. Rita Czako Kelemen’s vivid illustrations help children complete the tasks by themselves. The volumes of the series: Évszakok (Seasons), Növények (Plants), Állatok (Animals), Mindennapi életünk (Our Everyday Life), A Föld, ahol élünk (The Earth)

Our dear girlfriend, the 333 year-old Amnesia has gone missing! Noteworthy characteristics: warted nose bent back, unpleasant voice, flying broom. It’s curtains for witches all over the globe without her. Please let us know if you heard of her or any girls who might be raised as real witches so there would be three of us again. Otherwise Budapest will be left without witches!

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Suli Plusz–sorozat Környezetünk 1-5 (Suli Plusz series Explore your Environment 1-5) Educational work, experimenting

authors: Nóra Kali, Kriszta Mojzes, Kinga Szeydl illustrator: Rita Kelemen Czakó published 2007 | 24 pages | 210×297 mm | soft cover Tessloff Babilon Publishers

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(Once Upon a Time There Was a Little Jew) Transylvanian Yiddish folk poetry, Children’s poems with CD selected and translated by: Sándor Kányádi illustrator: Andrea Jánosi published 2010 | 144 pages | 195×195 mm | bound Koinónia Publishing

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(The House of Stone Monkeys) Youth novel

author: István Tasnádi | illustrator: László Herbszt published 2012 | 96 pages | 150×220 mm | hardcover Pagony Publishing

Who lives in the House of the Stone Monkeys? Everyday people like Kornél, who lives alone with his mother or Isa, who spends the summers with her kimono-wearing, limp grandmother? Or perhaps magicos who have to be protected from the peritonsl? Kornél is an The teasing, wily, humorous, loving and heart-wrenching world of approximately ten year-old boy, who doesn’t know his father. During Transylvanian Yiddish folk poetry that vanished in the tempestu- his summer vacation, he meets a peculiar girl, who keeps talking ous decades of the past century is now revived for today’s readers about magicos, nambikvars, peritons and all sorts of odd creatures. through Sándor Kányádi’s voice and Andrea Jánosi’s illustrations. Gyuri is a cool, restless boy of seventeen years, who can’t really find The previously often published and now classical Once Upon a Time his way in the world. He spends his summer vacation at his grandThere Was a Little Jew CD is included as an insert, on which the parents’ flat in Budapest. The stories of the two boys come together music of the Gryllus brothers and Ági Szalóki captures the fine by the end of the book. You can find out how from this youth novel, works of Transylvanian Yiddish folk poetry. in which every detail is a piece of a bigger puzzle.

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(Divine Phenomenon)

author: Csaba Bán published 2008 | 292 pages | 120×132 mm | glued | soft bound Naphegy Publishing

What can you do if your seven-month-old baby is facing certain death? All the parents can hope for is a few more weeks of time, since there’s a tumour the size of an apricot-pit in the baby’s brain. Despair, terror and a change of world-views. Mommy cries... and daddy writes – a blog – an online diary – led by the hope that the pain shared with the world will be less painful...

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Authors

Judit Berg

ist, writer and editor. He began his career in 1926 and continued to writer colorful, moving reports and reviews for decades. He Zoltán Czigány was imprisoned for several months in 1953 for accidentally writing “deeply shacked” Zebegény, 1965 – Budapest, 2011 instead of “deeply shocked” in an article on Writer, film director, editor Stalin. His Brumi books are rather popular amongst children.

www.bergjudit.hu

Budapest, 1974

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Ildikó Boldizsár 1963

Zoltán Czigány grew up surrounded by music, literature, radio and television shows. After completing his high school studies, he began studying musical composition, and completed his university arts studies. In 1985, he began working as a director assistant at the Hungarian National Television. He shot his first documentary in 1990. As an external director he worked for the Hungarian National Television, Duna TeleviJudit Berg is the author of over a dozen storysion and RTL. He worked in a number of genres books. She wrote books with a few sentences for over the past decade. He also works as a writer the youngest of children and eventful adventure tales with a host of characters and threads for After graduating from the Faculty of Arts, she (not merely on children’s books). His dry sense school-age children. She’s a real favorite with worked at various publishers – she was chief of humor is revealed in his series on a couple children of all ages. Her book “Rumini” received editor of Magvető for years –, she taught chil- of horses, Csoda és Kósza (Lollop and Marvel), the prestigious Hungarian IBBY ‘Children’s dren’s literature and fairy-tale poetics at various which is one of the most popular contemporary Book of the Year’ Award in 2007. universities. She has been active as a research- stories. In 2007, his book won the Hungarian er of tales since 1987. Beside her theoretical and in 2010, an international IBBY award. works and own fairy tales, she edited seventeen volumes of tales, and wrote three readers for children. She has perfected a healing therapy Béla Bodó based on the reading of tales in 1996 that has Petra Finy been in use in a number of hospitals in Hungary. Budapest, 1903–1970 Presently she works as a fable therapist, and lead Budapest, 1978 Bodó Béla wrote under the pseudonym of the world’s first Fable-Therapy Center located Advertising script writer, writer, poet Frank L. Packard, and worked as a journal- north of Lake Balaton. and photographer 42


Petra Finy graduated from the French-Hungarian faculty of the ELTE in the year 2000. She completed the graphics design faculty of the Krea Environmental Design School between 2001 and 2002. She published her first adult volume of poetry in 2006 entitled Histeria grandiflora thanks to the help of the Young Writers Association. Her children’s books focus on subjects that are touchy for children.

After completing his high school studies, László Herbszt worked at a printing press for a year before graduating in 2000 from the applied graphics department of the Hungarian University of Applied Arts. As an art director, he worked with a number of major companies and won a host of awards with his work, and was included in the 2010 review of Hungarian Applied Arts. He’s been working as a freelancer artist since 2008.

Ancsa Hohol aniko.hohol@gmail.com

László Herbszt Szôny, 1971

She graduated from the ELTE as an English language teacher. Two years after her graduation, she received her MA in English language and literature. In the meantime, she took part in the two-year drama pedagogy course at the ELTE, which landed her a degree as a drama game host. She later completed the folk profession playhouse manager course at the Hagyományok Háza (House of Traditions). She’s currently leading a baby-mother course and writing children’s books.

Ancsa Hohol graduated from the Hungarian-English major of the Humanities faculty of the ELTE teacher training college. She has since published three volumes of the Terka storybook Sándor Kányádi cycle with illustrator Juli Boris, entitled Terka, a picon (Terka at the market), Terka és a varázsc- Nagygalambfalva, 1929 sizma (Terka and the Magic Boots), and Terka, a világutazó (Terka, the Globe-Trotter). The poems of the living legend of Hungarian lyric poetry get a great response from his readers, whilst his children’s poems are decisive elements of his oeuvre. This grand Judit Jakabosné Kovács poet, writer and translator of Transylvania descent actively participates in the literary 1974 scene, roaming the countryside and feeling 43


at home in schools and amongst children, then. She is now a mother of two and I have where he reads out and presents his poems two hours a day to work. She is married, living in Budapest. and stories.

Erzsi Kertész

has been painting her own pictures, organizing solo exhibitions, and taking part in group exhibitions. While living in Java she collected Javanese tales, translated them into Hungarian and illustrated them. She is married, living in Budapest.

Mezôkövesd, 1975

Edina Kertész Budapest, 1976 She spent her childhood school years in Miskolc, later completing the Psychology major at the Eötvös Loránd University of Science in Budapest. She specializes in work and organizational psychology. She worked at a number of firms, first as an internal and later as an external consultant. She currently resides in Gödöllő. Reading was always an important part of her life, but she only began delving into writing recently. Labyrintho is her first book to date.

Zsófia Lázár Budapest, 1969

She graduated from the Humanities faculty of the ELTE, majoring in English and Italian, and has been working as a specialized translator, literary translator and a journalist. She’s been working regularly as a writer for years. Works: The Magic Flute (2004) storybook, based on Mozart’s opMárta Kiss era and Schikaneder’s libretto and Weber’s opera, Free-shooter (co-author: Béla Rigó) Edina Kertész studied as a Hungarian major Budapest, 1974 coupled with Edit Szalma’s illustrations. at the Teacher Training College of Eger. She The Butterfly’s soul (2005), a volume of was later employed at the Foreign Language She has studied painting restoration at the short stories. Bug Tale (2006; co-author: Center of the Budapest Technical University University of Fine Arts. She restored a few Ervin Lázár) storybook, with Alexandra and was also an editor at a publishing compa- paintings for the Museum of Fine Arts in Bu- Faltisz’s illustrations, which was later made ny. Once she gave birth to her son, she started dapest, but after living in foreign countries into a dance piece of the same. The Scarwriting stories and met illustrator Mónika (USA, Java – Indonesia) she decided to com- let Bird (2006) short story. Winter’s Tale Horváth. She’s been writing stories ever since mit herself fully to painting. Since 2004 she (2010), which was made into a play. 44


Dr. Andrea Lovász Székelyhíd (Rumania), 1969

2001 General medical degree, Semmelweis University General Medicine Faculty 2007 PhD, Semmelweis University Doctorate School 2003–2006 scientific research assistant (Experimental Medicinal Research Institute, MTA)

her books. She works for children-magazines and writes scripts for radio and TV plays, puppet shows and cartoons. Her books have been published in nine languages, lot of them in Japanese.

Angi Máté

2006– Resident physician, rheumatology physician (National Institute of Rheumatology and Vajdahunyad, 1971 Physical Therapy) 2002 Mákonypersely (Poppy Pocket), short story volume (Ulpius-ház) 2004 Írásváros (City of Writing), public space project (HINTS) 2006 Indigó Ösvény (Indigo Path), exhibition (Szövényi-Mandl Mondaműhely) Dr. Andrea Lovász focuses on story and children’s literature research. She worked for Veronika Marék many years as an educator and teacher in elementary schools, colleges and universities. www.marekveronika.hu She’s been regularly publishing various works Budapest, 1937 since 2001, and her reviews and studies ap- Writer and graphic artist peared in a host of various literary journals.

Péter Mandl 1976, Doctor, writer

Degrees: teacher of literature and puppeteer. Her first book was published in 1956, since then about forty others followed. She writes and illustrates

Angi Máté is a Transylvanian Hungarian writer with the common profession of a nursery school teacher. She’s been publishing short stories and poems since the end of the nineties in various journals (Látó, Kortárs, Irodalmi Jelen – Seer, Contemporary, Literary Present). She rose to popularity in the literary scene in 2009 with her short story Mamó, written in a sensual language that won her a number of breakthrough awards. In 2009 she won the main prize of the Aranyvackor (Golden Pear) illustrational and story award and in 2010, her work Volt egyszer egy (Once Upon a Time) was published with Sarolta Szulyovszky’s illustrations.

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She gained a degree as a teacher-general education in Budapest, in 1991. After four years of working as a teacher, she changed her profession and first began working as a journalist and then later as an editor, which is currently working as to this very day. She published a number of short stories before her first storybook Trapp was published in 2010 by Naphegy Publishing.

She graduated from the University of Pécs, faculty of Hungarian Language and Literature. First and foremost she is a literary translator. She has been translating books since her university years. Besides translating, she writes articles, makes interviews, but only in the case a subject arises her interest. If she is invited to, she also likes teaching and editing. She is one of the founders and organizers of MEGY – Hungarian Association of Literary Translators. She lives in Budapest with her husband and two sons.

Erzsébet Osvát

She gained a degree as a Hungarian teacher at the ELTE University Faculty of Humanities and after a few years of working as a teacher, she decided to a develop a more free-ranging relationship with literature: apart from her reviews, she began publishing poems and between 2006 and 2010 she became the editor of the charity street paper Csillagszálló (Star Hostel), as well as the editor of the children’s column of the prae.hu general art portal between 2008 and 2010. Her first storybook, Mesék Öregerdőből (Tales of the Elderly Forest) is a tale about the redeeming qualities of love. She’s writing her latest story for her recently born daughter.

Beregszász, 1913 – 1991 Osvát Erzsébet worked as a teacher, poet and a Dezsô Tandori youth writer. In 1962, she moved to Budapest, where she became the editor of a children’s mag- Budapest, 1938 azine. The Subcarpathian writer’s translations from the Russian language coupled with a characteristic sense of humor, and her kind stories and poems helped her quickly gain popularity.

Lídia Nádori

Zsuzsa Tamás

Budapest, 1971

Budapest, 1978

Dezső Tandori is a writer and a literary translator. His unique poetic and prosaic world creates a universe all to itself, in which every detail gains importance and becomes entwined with one another. His poems for children were first published in 1977, and since then have been republished and re-illustrated on countless occasions. The reception of the latest collection of poetry is assisted by a host of sensitive, child-oriented 46


illustrations. The author also did the voice- era award. Her first storybook entitled Julijuli és overs of a host of child literary classics, for Mackó (Juliejulie and Teddy) came to life thanks to the illustrations of Írisz Agócs. example, the Paddington-series.

Ede Tarbay Budapest, 1932 A József Attila Award-winning writer and poet – he received his degree in 1957 at the Budapest College of Theatre and Film Arts. He worked at a number of theatres and the children’s editorial offices of the Hungarian Television as a dramaturge, and became a lecturer on children’s literature from 1993 at the Apor Vilmos Catholic College. Until 1990, he mainly published children’s books (including the Andersen-scholarship awarded Kunkori és a kandúrvarázsló (Frizzle and the Cat Magician), 1984), as well as a number of screen- Zita Tóth plays (including the cartoon version of Vuk) and radio plays. His work entitled A Guide- dr.thzita@gmail.com book to Children’s Literature (the story and Budapest 1982 esthetics of the world’s children’s literature) was published in three editions by the Szent István Társulat. His latest volumes include the following: Vadak (The Wild) (a novel in rhyme about the friendship between Villon and a contemporary Hungarian Poet, 2003; A szüretelő tél (Winter Harvest) (collected poems, 2006) and the Kíváncsi királylány (The Curious Princess) (children’s poems, 2010).

és az Öreg Kút titka (Felt, the SockSnagger and the Secrets of the Old Well) in May of 2011 through Manó Könyvek Kiadó. The volumes were illustrated by her sister, Anita Tóth.

Dániel Varró varrodaniel@gmail.com

Budapest 1977

He was accepted to the Hungarian-English major of the Humanities faculty of the ELTE in 1996. He works as a poet and a literary translator and has been the editor of the JAK literary translation leaflets since 1999. In 1999, his book of verse entitled Bögre azúr (Azure Mug) was published by Magvető Kiadó, which received instant critical acclaim. His works released through Megvető Kiadó include his story book Túl a Maszat-hegyen (Beyond the Messy Hills), the book of verse Emese Tasnádi entitled Szívdesszert (Heart Dessert), as well as his shared work with Anna T. Szabó and emese.tasnadi@aok.pte.hu Krisztina Tóth entitled Kerge ABC (Loony Emese Tasnádi is a trained doctor and neurol- She graduated from the ELTE University Fac- ABC). In 2010 and 2011 he released a books ogist. She lives in Pécs with her doctor husband ulty of Law. During her university years, she or- of nursery rhymes through Manó Könyvek and their three children. In 2008-2009, the ganized various literary circles and concerts and entitled Akinek a lába hatos (Whose Feet Are family spent a year in Leeds, England, which was published short stories in the university paper. a Size Six), Akinek a foga kijött (Whose Teeth the time of Emese’s “coming out” as a storyteller. Her first storybook, Filc, a zoknimuki (Felt, the Has Came Out), which achieved prestigious She has since won both an Aranyvackor (Golden Socksnagger) was published in 2009 through standings in the yearly lists of book sales as Pear) illustrational and story award and a Lit- Athenaeum Kiadó, followed by Filc, a zoknimuki well as receiving a number of rewards. 47


Adél Várszegi 1979, Budapest

He first wrote reviews for the recent startup Krónika national daily newspaper, and later became a founding member of the Filmtett journal from 2000. In 2009, he became the director of Koinónia Publishing. His stories were first published in Szivárvány children’s journal. His reputation amongst the Hungarian contemporary children’s literary scene increased thanks to the Barni and Picture Treasure Book series.

Tibor Zalán

ILLUSTRATORS

Írisz Agócs http://artistamuvek.blogspot.com

Budapest, 1977

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Adél Várszegi has an MA in English Literature and Linguistics, a degree in translation and is currently completing a course on drama pedagogy. Her first picture book, LITTLE BIRD AND THE THORN BUSH, came out in 2012 at Scolar Publishing House. Besides being a writer, she is also working as a translator (her translation of ONLY A WITCH CAN FLY is coming out in spring at Pongrác Publishing House) and looking after her three children.

Balázs Zágoni Kolozsvár, 1975

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He holds a university degree in Hungarian and Russian literature. After graduation he taught in secondary schools. He also collaborated with the following literary periodicals: Kortárs (assistant editor, later poetry editor), Szivárvány (co-editor), Kelet (editor-in-chief), and have worked as series editor for Kortárs Publishers. Since 1996, he has been working as a dramaturg at the Kolibri Thetare in Budapest, then at the Puppet Theatre in Zalaegerszeg. At present he is dramaturge with the Jókai Theatre in Békés County and he is teaching drama, theory of drama and history of drama and theatre at the University of Applied Arts in Eger and at the Theatre Institute of Békéscsaba. His eyes are blue, which turn green when he feels unhappy, “a state of mind that occurs quite frequently”.

Freelancer illustrator Írisz Agócs is one of Hungary’s most popular illustrators of children’s books. She illustrated dozens of volumes with her characteristic aquarelle works. She continuously takes part in individual and group exhibitions, and is one of the organizers behind the Illustrator Pajtások (Illustrator Buddies) contemporary illustrator group.

Zsófi Barabás & Zsuzsa Moizer 1979 graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest in 2004,


majoring in painting and obtaining the Magic Boots), and Terka, a világutazó a teacher-training qualification. Be- (Terka, the Globe-Trotter). sides regularly exhibiting at major Budapest galleries, both Zsófi and Zsuzsa have gained extensive experience in organising creative workshops for chi

1992-1995 Hungarian College of Applied Arts September 1995 – January 1997: Art and Shop teacher at the Zirzen Janka Elementary School Book illustration work from 1998 (school textbooks, child foldouts, nursery rhyme books) Life-work exhibition of statues and paintings, 1998

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Hajnal EszEs

Adrienn Gyöngyösi

www.adrienngyongyosi.com/

Tanulmányait a Képző- és Iparművészeti Szakközépiskolában végezte. Dolgozott a Juli Boris textiliparban, majd később a Pannónia Film Vállalatnál animátorként. Ekkortájt kezdett Juli Boris graduated from the animation illusztrálással is foglalkozni, ami mára már faculty of the University of Applied Arts. főfoglalkozásává vált. She is currently working on her doctorate at MOME. She’s published three volumes of the Terka cycle with co-author Ancsa Ho- Emese Gábor hol, including Terka, a piacon (Terka at the market), Terka és a varázscsizma (Terka and www.taltoskonyvek.hu 49


Adrienn Gyöngyösi graduated in 2004 from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. As a freelancer illustrator, she illustrated a host of children’s books, from classical poems and Grimm Tales to contemporary story novels – she’s capable of producing a range of different, yet recognizable, picturesque and sensitive styles.

She’s been working as an illustrator as well as creating unique textile dolls (Manka). She loves dreaming and working alike; her work in a combination of needlework and illustration, which are linked by her book on Manka. She mainly uses collage technique, allowing her to become immersed in materials, colors and moods.

Anna Holló

Andrea Jánosi

Györgyi Kapala

1981 She gradudated from the image graphics faculty in 2007. She loves language-based and absurd humor and spontaneity in her works. She’s like to make many books for children and grownups alike. In 2006, she designed the cover art for the Csürrentő band’s album, Csángó utca. She also illustrated Petra Finy’s collection of children’s poetry entitled Gréta garbója (Gréta’s Turtleneck). She regularly participates at a number of exhibitions.

Mónika Horváth http://mankabymonika.blogspot.com

Kiskunfélegyháza, 1978

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Györgyi Kapala gradutated from the University of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 2000. Having worked as an art director at several agencies, she now works as a freelance graphic designer and art director, Andrea Jánosi has been working as a graph- also lecturing at the Budapest AD School. ic artist at the University Press of Kolozsvár She has participated in several joint nasince 2005. She’s been working on illus- tional exhibitions since 1992. Györgyi Katrations since 2007, when the Kincses pala illustrated three volumes of tales by Képeskönyv Kolozsvár (the Kolozsvár Pic- famous storyteller Elek Benedek (Scolar ture Treasure Trove) has published via the Publishing). Koinónia Publishing, as the first installment of a series. Jánosi Andrea was responsible for the illustrations in Sándor Kányádi’s Yiddish folk poetry collection entitled Krisztina Kállai Nagy Volt egyszer egy kis zsidó (Once Upon a Time There Was a Little Jew). Krisztina Kállai Nagy graduated in 1993 A number of her graphic works also ap- from graphics-typology faculty of the Hunpeared in the Szabadság (Freedom) daily garian University of Applied Arts. Apart from newspaper, as well as the Erdélyi Művészet a range of exhibitions, she won the Most (Transylvanian Art) and the Transindex Beautiful Hungarian Book (Szép Magyar internet portals. Könyv) Award in 1998, and a Hungarian


IBBY ‘Children’s Book of the Year’ Award in 2005 as the illustrator of the year.

effect our senses – by carrying with them a certain mood, allowing the viewer to get into this mood, like one created by furry animals – or they effect our reason, in mathematical ways. These are actually equatios, but they still can’t be precisely calculated, because they still remain as images. I don’t think that vector graphics are poorer than hand drawings. You can get into any kind of genre if you know what you want to say.” Volumes: Hófehérke és a hét törpe (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Csimota Publishing), Április és az úttekerők (April and the Road-Runners, Cerkabella Publishing)

ran workshops with children – among others in the Hungarian National Gallery. Also, she was the vice president of the Society of Hungarian Illustrators for several years, and in 2004 she was co-founder of the Hungarian Poster Association. Nowadays she works as a free lance designer in her own design studio. Besides her design activity, she is an independent fine artist, stage designer and director of animated films. Her works have been shown in exhibitions, biennales and film festivals both in Hungary and abroad.

Ágnes Keszeg Dóra Keresztes

www.keszegagnes.com www.keszegagnes.blogspot.com

Budapest, 1953

Turda, Romania, 1983

Julianna Kasza Sárospatak, 1980

She finished her studies at the Book Design Department of the Hungarian University of Arts and Design in Budapest in 1977. Also she graduated in the master section of the University and after that she was working in She graduated from the graphics design fac- Rome in Collegium Hungaricum. She startulty of the MOME in 2006. She’s an illus- ed her carrier with book designs, illustrated trator, but she loves working with letters and and designed books mainly for children and numbers as well. “I realized that images either contemporary Hungarian literature and

Between 2002–2006 I studied at the fashion design department of the University of Arts and Design in Cluj-Napoca becoming an MA in 2008. I gave up building a career in fashion and clothing design (directly after leaving college) and began to perform mainly as children’s books and fashion illustrator. My first book was published in 2006 in Hungary. At this time I began to collaborate with 51


fashion magazines while working for a series of publishing houses in Romania and also in Hungary. I’ve been a freelance illustrator for the past four years. Until now I published fifteen  children’s books and a large amount of illustrations in Elle Romania, Elle Spain, Elle Mexico, Elle Belgium, Elle Mariage Romania, Nők Lapja (Hungary), Psychologies Romania, InStyle Hungary, Éva Magazine Hungary and in some youth journals of my home country. I’m also interested in designing women accessories, last year launching my first collection of scarves. Since 2009 I make fashion dolls combining clothing design with elements of porcelain artwork.

Zita Kismarty-Lechner Budapest, 1980

www.klzmintgrafikus.blogspot.com www.celluxcsoport.hu recyclememanufactura.blogspot.com kismarty.lechner.zita@gmail.com

Arts in 2004. I have since been working as a free-lance graphic designer on various projects. The most important thing for me is to adopt an environmentally conscious approach and this is how I try to carry out my work. I have been making eco-design objects from waste under the title of Hasznosíts újra / Recycle Me. I am currently mainly working as a graphic artist for various non-governmental organizations, as well as working in various artistic situations that deal with social issues. In 2006, I founded the Cellux Csoport (Sellotape Group) with some of my friends. We are working on artistic programs which allow the participants to deal with the major issues of the world surrounding us through a communal creative process. Our main goal is to present an environmentally conscious education, which for us entails social as well as environmental issues.

(1979) Graduated from the Graduate School of the Hungarian University of Applied Arts (1980–1982) Assistant teacher at the Typography Faculty of the Hungarian College of Applied Arts (1982–2000) Assistant professor the Visual Communication Faculty of the Hungarian College of Applied Arts (1985–) Typography planning teacher at the MOME Higher Educational Typography Course (2008–) Guest lecturer at the Applied Arts Institute of the Western Hungarian University in Sopron

Csilla Kôszeghy csillustrator.blogspot.com

István Kiss aldus@btelnet.hu

Budapest, 1951

Csilla Kőszeghy graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest and then continued her studies in London and taught illustration. Her works appeared in text books, children’s books and I graduated from the photo and graphics (1977) Graduated from the Hungarian Uni- websites. Bumburi was her first independent major of the Visual Communication Facul- versity of Applied Arts (as a graphic design volume. She works and lives as a freelancer ty of the Hungarian University of Applied artist) illustrator in Budapest. 52


Fruzsina Kun Pécs, 1976

Gabriella Makhult graduated in 2005 from the graphics faculty of the University of Fine Arts. Her inspiration comes from the Transylvanian landscape and highlands, and her works show the unique color of this beautiful world.

lába hatos (Whose Feet Are a Size Six) (Manó Könyvek, 2010), which won the Most Beautiful Hungarian Book (Szép Magyar Könyv) Award 2010 in the children book category.

Mariann Máray Krisztina Maros

1978, Budapest

maros.krisztina@tipografika.hu

She graduated from the ceramics department of the Art School of Pécs in 1994, and then attended the image graphics faculty of the Hungarian University of Applied Arts where she gained her degree in 2001. She’s a member of the Hungarian Association of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators, the Hungarian Association of Etchers and Lithographers, the Hungarian Association of Graphic Artists and the Hungarian National Association of Creative Artists.

Gabriella Makhult

Mariann Máray, illustrator and graphic designer. She graduated from the Visual Communication – Graphics Design faculty of MOME Graphic designer, illustrator. After completing in 2009. Her first picture book, LITTLE BIRD printing and decoration schools, she graduated AND THE THORN BUSH, was published by as a typographer from the Hungarian Univer- Scolar Publishing in 2012. Besides being an ilsity of Applied Arts in 1998. She has since been lustrator, she is the founder of Pikku Dot, creatdesigning publications, styles and web pag- ing design furniture and games for children and es. She received the jury’s special award of the also a mother of three. 2009 Aranyvackor (Golden Pear) illustrational and story award – for the images she prepared . for her story entitled Luca városa (Luca’s City) – as well as being chosen as one of the seven best Boglárka Paulovkin entries for the Belgian Clavis Children Book publisher’s International Award For The Best ciaobogi@yahoo.it Children’s Book Concept for her book design www.bogiblogja.blogspot.com of Tücsök a Holdon (Cricket on the Moon), Budapest, 1978 included in The Most Beautiful Key Colours Illustrations 2010 exhibition. The first published Graduated in 2003 in Graphic Arts from volume which she designed and illustrated was the Hungarian University of Industrial Arts Dániel Varró’s nursery rhyme volume Akinek a (MOME).  She illustrates and designs children’s 53


books for several Hungarian publisher houses and often writes the stories of her books as well, like The Ladybird’s Lost Spots (Pagony & PXB, 2004), Fox And Mouse Are Looking For a New Home (Pagony & PXB, 2006), Guriga Rabbit’s Adventures - “I’ve Hidden!’ (Csodaceruza, 2010), The Big Journey (Pagony & PXB, 2012). Her books are also published in Germany and Sweden. In her words, „every children’s book conceals a special world in itself. When you open it, you enter another reality.”

She graduated from the Faculty of Visual 1988–1990 Budapest University of TechnolCommunication and Animation Department ogy and Economics, Faculty of Architecture of the Hungarian University of Craft and Design, Budapest in 2003. Awards: 2007 Most Beautiful Hungarian Book (Szép Magyar Könyv) Award 1st Prize in the cat- Anna Rubik egory of ‘Schoolbooks’ (design and illustrations) Budapest, 1978

Anikó Róth Szekszárd, 1975 She attended the enamel department at the Handicraft and Service Trade School in Budapest, Hungary and is currently member of the Young Craftsmen’s Association. Her works have been shown at various group and solo exhibitions since 1998. Anikó Róth produces both paintings, prints and book illustrations.

Ágnes Quirin

Anna Rubik graduated from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2002 and she’s been working as a graphic artist and an illustra2011 the illustrations for Béla Bodó’s story- tor ever since. Her drawings are cheerfully cluttered, with simple, yet sharp figures. Books: Két book entitled Brumi in Bear City egér kalandjai: Színek (The Adventures of Two 2010– Theatre and Film Institute. Creative Mice: Colors – Aula.info, 2008); Két egér kalandjai: Különös lények (The Adventures of Two item design and Film Imagery teacher Mice: Peculiar Creatures – Aula.info, 2009); from 2006 – direction and production of the ini- Autósmesék (Car Tales – Pagony, 2010). tial episodes of the Nyakashegyi történetek (Highneck Hill Stories) animation children film series (A kiköltözés, Kedves szomszédok, Kecskesereg – Moving Out, Kind Neighbors, An Army of Goats) Edit Szalma Budapest, 1970

Panka Pásztohy pankimanki@gmail.com www.pasztohypanka.blogspot.com

from 2003 – preparation of animation and film storyboards and designs, animation film directing

Vásárosnamény, 1964

Vocational School of Fine Arts and Applied 1993–2003 individual and group graphic ex- Arts (Budapest, 1978-1982) Hungarian College of Applied Arts (Buhibitions dapest, 1987-1991) 1997 MIE Visual Communication: graphic Master-training Institute of the Hungarian design degree 54


She graduated from the Department of Ap- (The Inhabitants of Fairytale Land – Genplied Graphics and Book Design at Moholy eral Press Publishing). Nagy University of Art and Design in 1989. She had her masters’ degree in 1991 and started illustrating books immediately after graduation, and since then numerous books have been issued with her illustrations, and several of them were honoured, and given prizes. She has been selected to the IBBY honour list, and her book, Born to be a Princess was selected to the White Ravens 2010.

College of Applied Arts (Budapest, 19911993, working under mentor and graphic artist József Árendás)

Anita Tóth

She works in the field of illustrations and applied graphics.

nocturnaa@gmail.com

Budapest 1981

Main awards: II. National Typography Exhibition – Békéscsaba 1990 – special award 2005 Most Beautiful Hungarian Book (Szép Magyar Könyv) Award– Children book category 2007 Most Beautiful Hungarian Book (Szép Magyar Könyv) Award– Children book category 2010 Hungarian IBBY ‘Children’s Book of the Year’ Award 2010 Most Beautiful Hungarian Book (Szép Magyar Könyv) Award– Children book category

Katalin Szegedi szegedikatalin.blogspot.com

Budapest, 1963

Mari Takács www.mariland.hu

Budapest, 1971 She worked as an art director for 10 years. Mari is member of several art unions and societies. One of her biggest works, Friss tinta! (Fresh Ink! – Pozsonyi Pagony and Csimota Publisher) was awarded the Most Beautiful Hungarian Book (Szép Magyar Könyv) Award in 2005 and she won the Hungarian IBBY ‘Children’s Book of the Year’ Award in 2007 with her illustrations (On the Edge of the Morning Star; Magvető). She received again the Most Beautiful Hungarian Book (Szép Magyar Könyv) Award in 2008 for the Meseország lakói

As a teenager, she illustrated her own short stories and carefully adapted her sister’s funny stories into the form of a comic book. She graduated from the Latin and library majors of the Humanities faculty of the ELTE. She is still working on her Latin doctorate as well 55


as working as a librarian. Her first illustrated Association of Hungarian Children’s Books Publishers storybook entitled Filc, a zoknimuki (Felt, the SockSnagger) was published in April 2009, 1138 Budapest, Viza utca 9–11, Hungary / Phone: (+36-30) 2827060 / Fax: (+36-1) 3592026 followed by the second volume in May, 2011 E-mail: mgyke@mgyke.hu / Web site: www.mgyke.hu / Contact person: Yvette Nánási entitled Filc, a zoknimuki és az Öreg Kút Titka (Felt, the SockSnagger and the Secrets of the Old Well) published by Manó Könyvek. The storybooks were written by her sister, Zita Tóth.

Blanka Radnóti

our members

General Press Kiadó

1138 Budapest, Viza utca 9–11, Hungary Phone: (+36-1) 3591241 Fax: (+36-1) 3592026 E-mail: generalpress@generalpress.hu Web site: www.generalpress.hu Foreign rights: Lídia Pálvölgyi-Kiss

GutenberG Cerkabella Bt.

2000 Szentendre, Arany J. u. 1, Hungary Phone: (+36-26) 500669; (+36-20) Blanka Radnóti graduated in 2009 from the 2134986 visual communication – graphics faculty of Fax: (+36-26) 500669 the Moholy-Nagy University of Art. E-mail: info@cerkabella.hu Her graduation study was a four-part early learn- Web site: www.cerkabella.hu ing games group for young school-age children. Contact person: Ágnes Nyulas “My current, published illustrations include the slide strip entitled A szépséges Királykisasszony (The Beautiful Princess – by Dóra Esze, 2006, Magyar Diafimgyártó Kft), the paper theatre entitled Békakirály (The Frog King - 2008, Csimota kiadó), and I’m currently working on the illustrations of Zsuzsa Tamás’s storybook entitled Mesék Öregerdőből (Tales of the Elderly Forest – 2012, Ceruza Kiadó Naphegy Publishing). 1013 Budapest, Krisztina krt. 30., Hungary I’m mainly interested in the illustrations of Phone/fax: (+36-1) 2023332 children’s books, especially involvement in E-mail: ceruza@ceruza.hu early learning and pedagogical programs.” Web site: www.ceruza.hu Contact person: Ferenc Heinrich

Kiadó és nyomda

Gutenberg Kiadó

530123 Miercurea Ciuc, Zsögöd utca 49, Romania Phone: (+40-266) 310960 E-mail: kiado@gutenbergkiado.ro Web site: www.gutenbergkiado.ro Contact person: Kinga Tőzsér Phone: (+40-745) 768591

Holnap Kiadó

1111 Budapest, Zenta utca 5, Hungary Phone/fax: (+36-1) 1 466 6928 E-mail: holnapkiado@holnapkiado.hu Web site: www.holnapkiado.hu Contact person: Borbála Gonda


Két Egér Két Egér Könyvek

Naphegy Kiadó

1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 20, Hungary Phone: (+36 1) 2104486 E-mail: keteger@keteger.hu Web site: http://keteger.hu Contact person: János Mészáros Phone: (+36-70) 265-2199

1016 Budapest, Lisznyai u. 15, Hungary Phone: (+36-1) 2017745 E-mail: info@naphegykiado.hu Web site: www.naphegykiado.hu Contact person: Katalin Szigethy

Koinónia Kiadó

Pagony Kiadó – Pozsonyi Pagony Kft.

400344 Cluj Napoca, Str. Ma˘rginas˛a˘ nr. 42, Romania Phone/fax: (+40-264) 450119 E-mail: office@koinonia.ro Web site: www.koinonia.ro Contact person: Balázs Zágoni

1137 Budapest, Pozsonyi út 26, Hungary Phone: (+36-1) 4111527 E-mail: kiado@pagony.hu Web site: www.pagony.hu Contact person: Eszter Demény Phone: (+36-30) 3771565 E-mail: demeny.eszter@pagony.hu

Manó Könyvek

1086 Budapest, Dankó u. 4-8, Hungary Phone: (+36-1) 4112429 Fax: (+36-1) 3184410 E-mail: manokonyvek@lira.hu Web site: www.manokonyvek.hu Contact person: Bea Boczán E-mail: boczan.bea@lira.hu Phone: (+36-30) 5234535

Scolar Kiadó

1016 Budapest, Naphegy tér 8, Hungary Phone/fax: (+36-1) 4667648 E-mail: scolar@scolar.hu Web site: www.scolar.hu Contact person: Júlia Földényi E-mail: julia.foldenyi@scolar.hu

Tessloff Babilon Kiadó

1075 Budapest, Károly krt. 3/A, Hungary Phone: (+36-1) 3223871 Fax: (+36-1) 3226023 E-mail: kiado@tessloff-babilon.hu Web site: www.tessloff-babilon.hu Contact person: Enikő Varga E-mail: varga.eniko@tessloff-babilon.hu

Vivandra books

2040 Budaörs, Bor utca 34, Hungary Phone: (+36-20) 9253031 Fax: (+36-23) 441791 E-mail: vivandra@gmail.com Web site: www.vivandra.hu Contact person: Alexandra Ágoston


MAGYAR GYEREKKÖNYVKIADÓK EGYESÜLÉSE ASSOCIATION OF HUNGARIAN CHILDREN’S BOOK PUBLISHERS

The Association of Hungarian Children’s Book Publishers was established in the fall of 2008 by seven children’s book publishers. At the time the reason behind the creation of this professional organization was to help the publisher members represent their interests more effectively and use this forum to provide the Hungarian children’s book publishers with a serious opportunity for getting their books to the people they were written for: the children, and of course, their parents. Our goals include establishing a mutually good cooperation with the people, and not just the professionals, who are related to children’s books and literature, since a broad range of professional cooperation is required in order to help quality children’s books and literature reach their target audiences. Our catalog provides a small insight into the books of the 13 publisher members; our full range of publications can be viewed through the member’s respective websites.

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