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Brat mlčanlivého Vlka - 2014
Brat mlčanlivého Vlka - 2014



  • Briefly about author

    Jarunková is undoubtedly one of the world`s most significant authors of books for children and youngsters. She is the most frequently translated Slovak writer. Her books appeal not only to her
    Jarunková is undoubtedly one of the world`s most significant authors of books for children and youngsters. She is the most frequently translated Slovak writer. Her books appeal not only to her young readers but also to their parents. She came up with a new method of writing by making young people the subjects, not just objects of her books. She often uses narration in the first person or quotations from diaries while keeping her distance as an author.
    Her prose, based on the everyday life of children, is gently humorous, witty, playful and at the same time very perceptive and critical in reacting to relationships in the family, school and other milieu. Quite often her protagonists react with brusqueness typical for their age, especially when they have to face the world of grown-ups with different values and moral rules. Young people are forced to relate with other people and with their natural environment, learning all about the disharmonious world around them while trying to become part of it and learning from their own mistakes. It is a process of character building and being able to find their place in the adult world.
    She wrote about the exotic Himalayas, confronting nature, ancient civilization with the life of drug-addicts. She even visited the court of Bulgarian emperor Ferdinand. She shared her travel experiences in Brazil and Cuba with her young readers.
    A very important part of her work is dedicated to fairy tales for small children. Here she created a world full of gentleness and innocence, friendship, loyalty, and understanding. Of course, she could not avoid cognitive aspects of writing, namely in The Children of the Sun, Once Upon a Time, Meeting with the Missing Man, and both travel books. Her books travelled too and sometimes to very distant countries. The novel The Only One which was published in London under the title Don`t Cry for Me was on the list of best-selling books for two years. Jarunková died in 2005.
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  • Briefly about production

    prose for young people: The Diary of a Hero (Hrdinský zápisník, 1960), The Children of the Sun (Deti slnka, 1962), The Only One (Jediná, 1963, in English
    prose for young people:
    The Diary of a Hero (Hrdinský zápisník, 1960), The Children of the Sun (Deti slnka, 1962), The Only One (Jediná, 1963, in English translation: Don`t Cry For Me), The Silent Wolf`s Brother (Brat mlčanlivého vlka, 1967), The Avenger (Pomstiteľ, 1968), The Tramp (1973)

    children's books:
    The Little Tongue That Wouldn`t Talk (O jazýčku, ktorý nechcel hovoriť, 1964), The Dog That Had a Boy (O psovi, ktorý mal chlapca, 1974), The Little Bird Who Knew a Secret (O vtáčikovi, ktorý vedel tajomstvo, 1983), The Little Girl That Went Looking for a Fairy Tale (O dievčatku, ktoré šlo hľadať rozprávku, 1984), Fairy Tales (Rozprávky, 1986), The Old Man and the Wolf (Dedko a vlk, 1989)

    prose for adults:
    Silent Storms (Tiché búrky), Meeting with the Missing Man (Stretnutie s nezvestným, 1978), Horehron Talisman (Horehronský talizman, 1978), Black Solstice (Čierny slnovrat, 1979), Low Clouds (Nízka oblačnosť, 1993)

    plays for children:
    Black Hour Full of Miracles and Fantasy (Čierna hodinka plná divov a fantázie, 1961)

    travel books:
    A Few Steps Through Brazil (Pár krokov po Brazílii, 1972), Pictures From an Island (Obrázky z ostrova, 1979)

    WORKS TRANSLATED
    Jarunková`s books were translated into 36 languages. Here are some examples:
    The Diary of a Hero (1962, 1965 Russian, 1963 Bulgarian, Estonian, 1963, 1972 German, 1965 Hungarian, 1982 Polish)
    The Only One (1965, 1972, 1982 Hungarian, 1966, 1968, 1971 Polish, 1968, 1969, 1971 English /under the title Don`t Cry for Me/, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979 German, 1970 Dutch, 1971 Danish, 1972 Russian, 1972 Serbo-Croat, 1975 Lithuanian, 1978, 1982 Italian, 1978 Estonian, 1985 Bulgarian, 1986 Macedonian, 1999 Turkish)
    The Silent Wolf`s Brother (1968, 1971 English, 1969 Hungarian, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1986 German, 1970 Dutch, 1970, 1971 Russian, 1972, 1974 Finnish, 1972 Estonian, Danish, 1973 Polish, 1977 Bulgarian, Serbo-Croat, 1988 French)
    The Avenger (1968 Finnish, 1973 German, 1978, 1988 Polish)
    The Tramp (1975 German, 1976, 1978 Italian, 1978 Hungarian)

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  • Biography for author

    Born 28 April 1922 in Červená Skala. In 940 after graduating from a gymnasium in Banská Bystrica she spent two years teaching at an elementary school. Then she moved to Bratislava and
    Born 28 April 1922 in Červená Skala. In 940 after graduating from a gymnasium in Banská Bystrica she spent two years teaching at an elementary school. Then she moved to Bratislava and while working in the city administration she continued her studies of philosophy and Slovak as an external student. In 1953 - 1954 she worked for Slovak Radio and from 1954 to 1984, when she retired, for the satirical magazine Roháč. She died on 11 July 2005, in Bratislava.
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  • Works and reviews of works

    Prose

    • Horehronský talizman (1978)
    • Čierny slnovrat (1979)

    For children and youth

    • Hrdinský zápisník (1960)
    • Deti Slnka (1962)
    • Jediná (1963)
    • Zlatá sieť (1963)
    • O jazýčku, ktorý nechcel hovoriť (1964)
    • Brat mlčanlivého vlka (1967)
    • Pomstiteľ (1968)
    • Tulák (1973)
    • O psovi, ktorý mal chlapca (1974)
    • Tiché búrky (1977)
    • O Tomášovi, ktorý sa nebál tmy (1978, obe 1978)
    • Stretnutie s nezvestným (1978)
    • Čierny slnovrat (1979)
    • Kde bolo, tam bolo (1980)
    • O vtáčikovi, ktorý vedel tajomstvo (1983)
    • O dievčatku, ktoré šlo hľadať rozprávku (1984)
    • Rozprávky (1986)
    • Dedko a vlk (1989)
    • Nízka oblačnosť (1993)
    • Brat mlčanlivého Vlka (2014, Bezissue)

    Radio production

    • Čierna hodinka plná divov a fantázie (1961)

    Journalism

    • Pár krokov po Brazílii (1972)
    • Obrázky z ostrova (1979)
  • Works published with support from SLOLIA

    • Bir Tanem / Jediná / 1998 / Turkish language
  • About author

    Klára Jarunková is a rational rather than emotional author. The most positive feature of her work is the insight with which she describes the inner world of boys and girls.  
    Klára Jarunková is a rational rather than emotional author. The most positive feature of her work is the insight with which she describes the inner world of boys and girls.

     

    Vladimír Petrík

    The charm of her books is undoubtedly in the fact that readers of all ages can find the right message in them. They may feel offended or amused, they may make sour faces or laugh cheerfully, approve or disapprove. It is not important, as long as they feel something in reaction to the characters in her books. Of course, it is necessary to respect the mysterious world of children (as seen by adults) and mysterious turns in the world of adults (as seen by children).

    Ivan Sulík

    In her book The Silent Wolf`s Brother Klára Jarunková grasped perfectly the way of thinking and freshness style of a young boy. And that is indeed the best thing that can be said about a book for young readers.

    Welt am Sonntag

     

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  • Awards

    International Literary Contest "For Young People of the Nuclear Age" Prize (1965) European Prize for Children`s Literature (P. P. Vergerio Prize, 1968) The diploma of IBBY Honours List
    International Literary Contest "For Young People of the Nuclear Age" Prize (1965)
    European Prize for Children`s Literature (P. P. Vergerio Prize, 1968)
    The diploma of IBBY Honours List (1970)
    Deutscher Jugendbuch Prize (1970)
    Bancarellino Nationale Italiana Prize (1970)
    H. C. Andersen Special Honours List (1979)
    Title of Meritorious Artist (1980)
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