Text:  Justyna Bednarek

Illustrations:  Daniel de Latour



160 pages


16,5 x 23,5 cm

(Poradnia K)


The Best Book of 2023 by IBBY Polish section – illustrations category nomination

EMPIK 2023 BESTSELLERS by the biggest bookshops chain in Poland- nomination



Do you know why the Mona Lisa from Leonardo da Vinci’s painting smiles in such a strange way?

Have you heard what socks did in the South China Sea or the Wild West?

did Charles Dickens come up with the idea of writing „A Christmas Carol”?

And what happened to Laika, the dog that was launched into space?

Such fascinating mysteries can only be discovered in the history of the world written and reimagined by two outstanding authors: Justyna Bednarek and Daniel de Latour. This time it’s about secret events that have happened to human socks from the Renaissance to the present day. History, art, science, literature, music, film… More than one outstanding sock has left its heel mark over centuries.

You don’t believe it? Read the book!