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Olga Tokarczuk (text) & Joanna Concejo (illustration)

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Picture book

ISBN : 978-83-61488-743

Dorota Hartwich

Book written in Polish
Rights sold to: Italy, France, Korea, Spain, China, Taiwan, Denmark, Serbia, Bulgaria, Germany, Brazil, USA, UK, Portugal, Israel, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Japan, Hungary, Georgia.

“The philosophical subject of this book – the whole question of the soul – is investigated through illustrations that exude a sense of peace and mindfulness. Artist Joanna Concejo depicts the melancholy and joy evoked by memory with fine lines and precise drawings.”
(from the verdict of the jury Bologna Ragazzi Award 2018)

The book awarded with the Bologna Ragazzi Award Special Mention 2018 could be regarded as an art and gift book for adults and for children as well. The topic of the story is relevant to our times and affects just about all of us. Meanwhile the illustrations are of high artistic value and include subtle clues that the reader can search out from page to page.

Olga Tokarczuk (1962) is one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful Polish writers of her generation, winner of Nobel Prize and The International Man Booker Prize 2018. In 2009 and in 2015 she received Poland’s highest literary honour, the Nike (and the Nike Readers’ Prize). Tokarczuk also received the international Brueckepreis and the prestigious annual literary award from Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. “The Lost Soul” – the first book by Tokarczuk written for both children and adults, illustrated by Joanna Concejo has been awarded with the special mention of the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2018. Tokarczuk has been translated into a dozen languages.

Joanna Concejo (1971) graduated in 1998 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. Her work was shown at Salon de Jeune Création in France, Biennale of Contemporary Art in Busan (South Korea), Illustrators Exhibition of Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, the Biennial of Illustration “Ilustrarte” Barreiro (Portugal) and many others. 

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