Text: Anna Tyczyńska-Skowrońska
Illustrations: Agata Dudek & Małgorzata Nowak
24 x 33 cm
Rights sold: Chinese simplified, Russian, Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Hungarian, Turkish, Ukrainian
Nomination for The Book of the Year 2020 by IBBY Polish section.
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