Znamenitni again at the top – we received a golden pear!
We are proud to inform you that the book in the comic book Znamenitni: Great Stories of Famous Persons convinced the expert commission of Pionirska and thus received the award for the quality youth book Golden Pear. The book, written by the popular youth writer Žiga X Gombač and the top illustrator Jaka Vukotič, presents 30 of our famous ancestors in a witty and sparkling comic book language.
More about the award
The Golden Pear Award is given by Pionirska – a center for youth literature and librarianship, where they nurture a rich tradition and disseminate quality literature for young people. The golden pear is thus a sign of the quality of youth books. In the opinion of the editorial board, it is acquired by books that stand out in terms of content and execution and are among the excellent editions of the year.
Great stories of 11 “famous” women and 19 “famous” men
The comic presents the stories of famous people who have lived in the area of our current country since the 17th century. to 20. centuries and have worked in very different fields – from Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Žiga Zois, France Prešeren, Ivana Kobilec, Jože Plečnik and Alma M. Karlin all the way to Leon Štukelj; stories of “influential people” who, with courage, audacity and clear goals, changed the world for the better and left a strong mark on domestic and world history. The book thus addresses a very wide circle of young readers (and we believe adults as well).
Despite the comic playfulness and humor, we took care of the accuracy and credibility of the biographical data of all personalities, as the expert examination was performed by as many as 27 reviewers.