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Slovak Tales – Miniature Book Set

Slovak Tales – Miniature Book Set

Slovak Tales – Miniature Book Set

Slovak Tales by Pavol Dobšinský – Two Miniature leather bound hardcover books with case – 3 inches tall

ISBN-10: 80-8080-018-9

Slovak Tales I – 172 Pages
Contents:
Salt is Better Than Gold
A Tale of Twelve Months
The Wolf Who Ordered a Pair of Boots
A Wizard Named Lobster
Old Bodrik and the Wolf

Slovak Tales II – 171 Pages
Contents:
An Egg Went Wandering
The Riddle of Three Pennies
Popolvar the Greatest in the World
How a Gypsy Outsmarted a Devil
Johnny Little Pea


If you're looking for a gift for the whole family, "Slovak Tales" is the perfect choice. This book showcases to the English-speaking world Slovak folk tales by Pavol Dobsinky. These stories are representative of the Slovak oral tradition, and fall into three categories: traditional fairy tales, complete with magic spells, wicked stepmothers, multi-headed dragons and fantastic journeys; animal tales, in which many of the principal characters are barnyard or forest creatures with human traits; and finally, stories in which an ordinary individual is able to outwit a potential enemy, human or otherwise, and triumph in the end, sometimes quite by accident.


About the Author:
Pavol Dobsinsky (1828 - 1885), foremost Slovak writer of the nineteenth century, is renowned as a poet, pastor, teacher, and editor. Dobsinsky is responsible for capturing Slovak oral tradition. culminating in the publication between 1880 and 1883 of the eight volume Popular Slovak Folk Tales, considered a Slovakian national treasure.
Illustrator Martin Benka (1888), is a famous Slovak painter and recipient of the Martin Benka Prize, given annually to artists by the Slovak Republic.

Price: $25.00

ID: 1778 Slovak Tales – Miniature Book Set

Slovak Tales by Pavol Dobšinský – Two Miniature leather bound hardcover books with case – 3 inches tall ISBN-10: 80-8080-018-9 Slovak Tales I – 172 Pages Contents: Salt is Better Than Gold A Tale of Twelve Months The Wolf Who Ordered a Pair of Boots A Wizard Named Lobster Old Bodrik and the Wolf Slovak Tales II – 171 Pages Contents: An Egg Went Wandering The Riddle of Three Pennies Popolvar the Greatest in the World How a Gypsy Outsmarted a Devil Johnny Little Pea If you're looking for a gift for the whole family, "Slovak Tales" is the perfect choice. This book showcases to the English-speaking world Slovak folk tales by Pavol Dobsinky. These stories are representative of the Slovak oral tradition, and fall into three categories: traditional fairy tales, complete with magic spells, wicked stepmothers, multi-headed dragons and fantastic journeys; animal tales, in which many of the principal characters are barnyard or forest creatures with human traits; and finally, stories in which an ordinary individual is able to outwit a potential enemy, human or otherwise, and triumph in the end, sometimes quite by accident. About the Author: Pavol Dobsinsky (1828 - 1885), foremost Slovak writer of the nineteenth century, is renowned as a poet, pastor, teacher, and editor. Dobsinsky is responsible for capturing Slovak oral tradition. culminating in the publication between 1880 and 1883 of the eight volume Popular Slovak Folk Tales, considered a Slovakian national treasure. Illustrator Martin Benka (1888), is a famous Slovak painter and recipient of the Martin Benka Prize, given annually to artists by the Slovak Republic.