Barbora Klárová

Barbora has loved making things up ever since she was little. As soon as she learned to write, she started putting the products of her imagination to paper. In 2003, she won an English-language essay contest (organized by SPUSA – the Society of Friends of the USA) with her short story “When No One Was Looking.” After that, she started writing reports, reviews and interviews for magazines, later also scripts for Czech Television programs. She co-authored the hit children’s book Překlep a Škraloup (winner of book awards Magnesia Litera and Zlatá stuha), and in 2020, Czech Radio broadcast her children’s stories Neobyčejné příběhy pana inženýra (The Extraordinary Stories of One Engineer) as part of the legendary Hajajaja series, which were published in book form a year later. She is also a professional musician and host.

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Tricky Body

by Barbora Klárová, Kristýna Plíhalová (ill), Martina Kupsová (design)

November 2022, 136 pages

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What is one thing every single person possesses? A body. During childhood and adolescence, we learn how the body works, how to take care of it and how to use it properly. But what if the body stubbornly decides to start behaving strange? What if it does what it sees fit regardless of the will of its “owner”? Little Pěva begins to notice exactly that, and if that wasn’t enough, the annoying and cunning fairy Mžitka seems to appear whenever it happens. The story is partly a fairytale, but it is full of useful advice.

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