Eva Janikovszky

Éva Janikovszky is a Hungarian writer, born on April 23rd, 1926 in Szeged. She wrote children’s and adult’s novels but her children’s book made her famous. Her works were translated into about 35 languages.

She published her first book in 1957. Her fairytales and stories intrigued the kids because she always wrote from kids or teenagers perspective and gave opinions about emotions they’ve been going through. She wanted to show the difference between the generations and she was always on the children’s side.

She won many awards. Her books were illustrated by László Réber. Some of the works are: “Something’s always happening to me”, “Just who does this child take after”, “Be Glad it’s a Girl”, “It Was Like This” and many others.

She died in Budapest on July 14th, 2003.

If I Were a Grown-Up

The educational picture book "If I Were a Grown Up" shows us life through children’s eyes. Kids have a hard time understanding the values of good manners and the reasons for which they should behave and listen to their parents. Raising a kid is not an easy job but parents should understand that every order they give their children demands an explanation. If they expect their kids to … [Read more...]