Mária Lazárová is a Slovak published author of nine novels and six books for children, which met with great success among the kids.
Each of her books for children is full of nice characters, dialogues, poems, and jokes. The Slovak originals are enriched with beautiful illustrations. Mária Lazárová lives in Bratislava – the Capital of Slovakia and is a mother of two children.
„The Most Beautiful Book of Slovakia 2014“ – the book Ema a ružová veľryba ( Emma and The Pink Whale) received this renowned award from the Ministry of Culture.
The story follows a little blond girl, who lives on the seashore with her mom, dad and Rick – a tomcat, dreaming her big dream about friendship perhaps even with a little whale. After all, talking to animals can be so wonderful. But in order to hear them, help them or save them, we need to learn to have an open heart.
The book was published by the most famous Slovak publisher – Slovart in 2014.
It was translated to traditional Chinese in 2020 and published in Taiwan by one of the most famous Taiwanese publisher.
„The Most Beautiful Book of Autumn 2015“ – awarded for the book Adam a čarovná šmykľavka (Adam and The Magic Slide)
Adam is a boy with a very rich imagination. One day, he meets an invisible bird named Chirpy. The boy and the little bird become instant friends. Chirpy tells Adam the secret of a magic slide, that happens to be Adam´s yard. The slide will help them visit many foreign countries and experience amazing adventures.
The book was published by the most famous Slovak publisher – Slovart in 2015.
Book Tri mačiatka tety Mily (Three Kittens of Aunty Mily ) – Slovart, 2016
Meet Hercules, Jonas and Lucy – three little kittens living in a
house with their loving aunty Mily. Everything changes one day
when a hawk carries the smallest kitten – Lucy away. Hercules
and Jonas run after them to help her. Along the way, they meet Mr. Carrot, a
big hare and his friend Max, the eagle. Both set out on a journey
to help the two tomcats save their sister and in the process
become their friends. Though the kittens successfully get home
they have to survive many adventures on their way.
This book was translated into English language and awaits its publisher 🙂
Škriatok Bertil a záhada strateného potoka, Slovart 2020,
(The Elf Bertil and Mystery of Lost Stream)
The story about an old clever elf Bertil and his friends Pipo and Olivia.
Pipo and Olivia are mice. They bring food to Bertil from a nearby sponge cake factory, and he reads them fairy tales. Without mice, it would be really hard for an elf to live, because he never goes out. And why? The city is empty and overgrown with weeds. And it would remain till Olivia did not decide one day to find the stream…
This book is for all children, who loves fairy tales, animals and nature.
Láska za plotom (Love behind the Fence) – Rory, 2020
A beautiful picture book about the power of desire and dreams.
An old couple lived together in a house by the forest. Behind that house there was a garden with different fruit trees. They were old and crooked just like the hands of the grandparents.
One day, a weird panting sound came from the other side of the fence. Grandmother came closer to the small gate and smiled.
The book is full of beautiful illustrations made by Andrea Schmidtova, who breathed a unique charm into fragile story about two lonely old people. This book was written not only for children but also adults. Because the grandparents‘ desire of hug was probably never more relevant.
CHILDREN BOOKS IN CZECH LANGUAGE
In 2017, the most famous publishers from the Czech Republic bought the rights for three of the children’s books in an effort to translate them and release them to their market.
Contact information for publisher in Slovakia:
Foreign Rights Editor
P. O. Box 70
830 00 Bratislava 3