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It may seem fun at first to tease and annoy everybody around you, but then, when no one will speak to you and you are always alone, it's not fun at all. That is why the vole Dagesh decided to befriend Mappiq the ground squirrel.


It is an epic tale about their great friendship, about their expeditions into space and to Monte Carlo, and, in the end, about the great challenge they faced when winter came. While the moods of this moving but at the same time endearing text by Jana Srámková are expressed in two colors (orange for moments of joy and blue for the ones of solitude), the pen-and-ink illustrations of Markéta Prachatická, replete with hatching, are all done in black. She uses the technique, for example, to depict the universe in one instance and the ground squirrel's fur in another. Although text and illustrations are what makes a book, a book, in this case, the amount of space that remains unfilled (by words or drawings) also plays a significant role.

 

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  • Author: Jana Srámková
  • Illustrator: Markéta Prachatická
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 200 x 200 mm
  • Pages: 64
  • Reader's Age: 6-8 | 8-10 | 10-12
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  • Category: Children | Picture Book
  • SubCategory: Picture Book
  • Theme: Friendship | Planets & Universe | Travel or Trip
  • Publication Status: Published
  • Edition: First
  • Available Languages: Basque | Catalan... Check List
  • Original Title: Field Buddies
  • Original Language: English
  • Publication Country: Czech Republic
  • Publisher: B4U Publishing
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Nominated for Magnesia Litera 2018 Czech Republi

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