When one’s child reads tales, novels or poems, they are tempted to be able to personally talk to the author. It would be great to hug them and sometimes ask why a character’s destiny has gone this or that way. Or simply to play football, eat sunflower seeds and have fun with them! What does an adult that writes children’s books look like? What is their favourite food? Was he/she a good student? An outstanding one maybe? Or perhaps they sometimes received written warnings too. Do they contemplate a lot during writing a tale or a poem, or are words unstoppably flowing out of them? Do they write with a pen or type on the keyboard?
All of this and even more can be asked from adults that write for children at the 12th Győrkids Festival, where the most outstanding authors of contemporary Hungarian children’s literature are expecting the kids: Dóra Gimesi, Krisztina Tóth, Borbála Szabó, Dániel Varró.
Do you know who drew the heroes, trees, flowers and animals of the books of tales? Meet Kinga Rofusz, Edit Szalma and Katalin Szegedi - your favourite illustrators, and draw together or create paper puppets!