Text: Agnieszka Jucewicz

Illustrations: Marianna Sztyma


96 pages


26,5 x 21 cm




In a small town lived the Humans family: Mom, Dad, and five exceptional children – Joy, Anger, Sadness, Disgust, and Fear. Each of them was completely different and each was equally loved…

Joy was happy all the time, Anger was very spontaneous, Sadness fell into melancholy, Disgust was a go-getter and he knew very well what he disliked. And Fear? Exactly … The dearest Fear was the most difficult for parents to understand. They had no idea how to reach such a timid and secretive child.

“The Tale about Fear” originated from helplessness, but also from the belief that to understand fear one must seek a way through words. And thus take away some of his power from him. It is a fairy tale for all the little people who are bugged by the monsters under the bed and to whom noise on the stairs cage makes goosebumps. It is also a story for adults – both for those who do not like fear or even are afraid of it and for those who know it all too well but lack words to talk about it. It is an incentive for all of us to take Fear out of our closets because it is just like any other feeling. And there is nothing to be afraid of.