Children's Books in the Czech Republic

Contemporary Czech literature for children and young people draws on a tradition of imaginative storytelling and illustration, with some outstanding books appearing in the post-war period by authors such as Ludvik Askenazy, with his picaresque novel featuring a little gnome in search of love and friendship, Putovani za svestkovou vuni, (Following the Scent of Plum Blossom, 1957) or more recently by Milos Macourek with his urban duo of school kids, Mach and Sebestova. Recent years have brought a crop of books which merit acclaim further afield. Read about them in Transcript's special Czech issue.

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