Презентація книжки Тараса і Мар'яни Прохаськів “Хто зробить сніг”
***Адреса книгарні “Є”: просп. Свободи, 7. Вхід вільний. Медіапартнер заходу – тижневик "Український тиждень" Presentation of the book Khto zrobyt snih? (“Who Will Make Snow?”) by Taras and Mariana Prokhasko
Date: 9 Dec. 2013YE Bookstore and Stary Lev Publishers are happy to invite you to the presentation of the book Khto zrobyt snih? (“Who Will Make Snow?”) by Taras and Mariana Prokhasko on 9 December. Beginning at 18:00. The renowned Ukrainian writer Taras Prokhasko will present his first book for children Who Will Make Snow?, co-authored with his wife Mariana. This is the Prokhaskos’ first joint literary project, Taras’ first children’s book, and Mariana’s first experience as book illustrator. Who Will Make Snow? tells a story of a mole family, with 13 mole children, a story of friendship and helping hands, warmth and care, and of course about who actually makes snow. During the presentation Mr Prokhasko will tell about his new experience as a children’s writer. He will also share his impressions of writing in a duo, will enlighten the audience about the mole world according to Prokhasko and answer all their questions. “Writing this book was much more interesting than other things,” says Taras Prokhasko. “You create your own forest, you write at will about things no one else knows. No matter how many good textbooks on biology and zoology are printed, they do not tell us the truth about moles. It turns out that only Mariana and I happened to know it. This is our truth, and it is undeniable. Everything in this book is real. We had been making up this story for many years. “Why moles? Maybe because they live a secluded life, they are rarely seen, and few of us know what goes on in their underground lives. In fact, this is a case which needs no argumentation. We did not pick moles as the best characters. It is a sort of empathy, the feeling of intimacy we have with moles. The book tells a story of a big family of moles during one year, which is very long in the mole world. This is a story of how you can make it as a family, about family life, unity and individuality. A story about living together, but still remaining autonomous and self-sufficient. I know that it is often referred to as a ‘fairy-tale,’ but for some reason I don’t like it. I would define the genre as an allegorical novella for children. This is a typical novella, only the protagonists are animals and not people.” Participants: Taras Prokhasko, writer, co-author of the book Who Will Make Snow? Mariana Savka, writer, chief editor of Stary Lev Publishers.
***Address: YE Bookstore, 7 Svobody Avenue. Free admission. Media partner: The Ukrainian Week