Text: Janusz Korczak

Illustrations:  Iwona Chmielewska


All ages

48 pages


18,5 x 26,5 cm




Is it easy to govern? Why, how and for whom is it done?

How to organize a state so that people are happy in it?

Years ago, when writing the novel „King Matthew the First” Janusz Korczak, together with children, reflected on the hardships and responsibilities related to the exercise of power. These are the questions the protagonist of the book is trying to answer.

„How hard to be King” is a book that was based on selected fragments of that novel with excellent
visual interpretation by Iwona Chmielewska.

Korczak stressed that the memory of „the inner child within” keeps the look fresh and clean world, and he considered children to be full citizens and participants in social life. He wanted them to believe in themselves and knew that „you can’t leave the world as what is the”. This book wants to remind you of that.

An amazing read for both children and adults.