Literature/Children's books


  • ARANY László: The Son of the White Horse
    • Translated by: Elizabeth Szász
    • Publishing House: MÓRA Kiadó
    • Year of Publication: 1999
    • Number of Pages: 28
    • The tale of the son of the white horse is one of the oldest in the treasury of Hungarian folktales. We find in it the motif of the tree reaching up to the sky, and the enormous strength, gained by suckling for seven years, with which the hero overcomes Tree-tearer, Stone-crumbler and Iron-kneader. Later on he outwits the wicked little dwarf of the Hungarian folktales, the Seven-hearted Lobahobgoblin, conquers the twelwe-headed dragon, and finally wins the hand of the prettiest princess. The author of the work, László Arany (1844-1898) was an excellent writer, translator and collector of folklore. The rich illustrations are the work of Gabriella Hajnal painter and tapestry artist who has earned the highest recognition both in Hungary and abroad.
  • JANIKOVSZKY Éva: If I Were a Grown-up
    • Translated by: Elisabeth Szász
    • Publishing House: MÓRA Kiadó
    • Year of Publication: 1999
    • Number of Pages: 35
    • "Be happy while you’re young!" the grown-up warns his own child or someone else’s. Yet every child knows, even the smallest, that to be grown-up is far better. A grown-up can do what he wants, whereas a child has to do what a grown-up wants. If we didn’t know this ourselves, we could learne it from Éva Janikovszky’s book which deservedly had tremendous success in Hungary and won the writer and her co-author, graphic artist László Réber fame abroad. Maybe because we’d all like to live in a family (world) where everyone gets the same-sized balloon, and, if someone’s is a little bigger, the only acceptable reason and explanation for that is "because I am their father".
  • SIKLÓSI HORVÁTH Klára: Gulliver in Joygorod
    • Translated by: Ildikó Noémi Nagy
    • Publishing House: Littera Nova
    • Year of Publication: 1999
    • Number of Pages: 101
    • The further adventures of Gulliver. The immortal ship surgeon’s new journey is an ironic story. The island where he has been cast by the hand of fate is the caricature of real life socialism as well as a description of today s alienated, success-orientated post-induastrial world lacking true ideals. The First "Prohibited" Edition (anno 1972) The Second First Edition (anno 1999)
  • The Illustrated History of Hungary, CSORBA Csaba, ESTÓK János, SALAMON Konrád
    • Translated by: Gabriella Schön-Baksa
    • Publishing House: MAGYAR KÖNYVKLUB
    • Year of Publication: 1999
    • Number of Pages: 246
    • The history of Hungary in one book - Excellently collected, among them several never published pictures, illustrate the historical facts and events - Actual texts on scientific base History of Hungary consists of whole series of adventures and experiences. In its complex coherence, this volume offers a good and suggestive survey of the most essential stages of our past. In chronological order, the book studies the most important phases of our history from the Hungarian people’s prehistory till the present days. The last 90 years of our history, whose influence can be tangible, may be the most essential part of the volume so that is surveyed on the most detailed and actual historical researches.



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