CHILDERN'S BOOK: Čudežna skrinja [The Magic Cascet].
Author: Vesna PARUN (1922-2010), author; France KOSMAČ (1922-1974), translator; Vesna BORČIĆ (born 1920), illustrator.
Place and Year: Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga 1961.
Technique: 8°. 53 pp. with blue and black illustrations,  index, original illustrated colour binding (Very Good, seemingly unread example, binding with minimal wear, very light glue marks on the verso of the back cover).
This is a Slovenian translation of a Croatian fable for children, written by a popular Croatian poet and writer Vesna Parun (1922-2010). The text on p. 53 quotes Parun’s biography and the text on the back cover explains the benefit of fables in children’s education.
The vibrant mid-century illustrations in blue and black were made by a Croatian artist Vesna Borčić (born 1920), who graduated from the Zagreb Art Academy and specialized in illustration.
The book was translated by France Kosmač (1922-1974) who started writing during WWII, when he was a part of the resistance movement, and became a known movie director after the war.
The book comes from a de-accessed archive of a publishing house and is seemingly unread.
References: OCLC 438507419.
Availability: In stock