Benjamin a tisíc morskych dasu Kapitána Barnabáse

Benjamin, Captain Barnaby and animals

 

Benjamin a tisíc morskych dasu Kapitána Barnabáse is written in Czech and was published by Ladislava Kuncire in Prague in 1947.

The book itself is a charming story of Benjamin, a little boy has an adventure with an salty old sea captain called Captain Barnaby, an African tribe, some wild animals and a sea-monster. The illustrations in the book are beautiful - a different style to the This is books. The characters are less angular and the colours brighter. The nicest thing is that the story is handwritten, rather than being set in type, in Sasek's beautiful script - see the first page for an example.

There is little or no information about this title so far. Apparently the titles translates as Benjamin and Captain Barnaby's thousand sea monsters. It looks like a long and interesting story so if anyone can read Czech, or has more information please get in touch.