Prague Praha Praze: F. Horky, 1948 reprint (Josef Dolezal: Cervenem Kostelci 1944); red cloth backed grey cloth boards with the little hedgehog boy in red; yellow top edge; green jacket with portrait of little boy with flower behind his ear and prickly hair, rear flap mentions 1949; 8.5x11.75 inches; 91 pp. Czech language hardback.
During the German occupation, Kubasta worked for a puppet theater under Cenek Sovak. This little hedgehog boy, Jezek Pichacek, was one of the puppets. Subsequently, Sovak and Kubasta created several books about Jezek Pichacek. Many coloured pictures throughout the text. In this Jezek has adventures with an elegantly dressed cat-like creature, and eventually returns home.
CONDITION: Very Good in Poor jacket; no names, slightly sprung boards are stained by the jacket tape, paper toning a bit, but very clean and unwrinkled with bright colours; in a jacket that would have been adequate if someone had not attempted to repair it with lavish swathes of tape, still, the jacket front with the large portrait of the hero is bright and clean. Item #17668