ARTUR PUBLISHING PRESENTS MRS. HELENA ZMATLÍKOVÁ
Over ten years ARTUR Publishing House mostly devotes to children books. It prefers quality and it goes out from first-rate and valuable literary texts. Above all it intents on Helena Zmatlíková´s illustration work. ARTUR also offers arrangement of her popular illustrations to other publishers in Czech Republic and in foreign countries. We would like to present you closer Helena Zmatlíková and her work.
For five decades, Helena Zmatlíková belongs among the best book illustrators, especially in work for the youngest. Books with her charming and impressive pictures carry on many generations of small readers. Many grannies remember their first experience with series of favourite children books. Recently publicized informations approves extraordinary favour of Helena Zmatlíková, which places her among the first ten illustrators, whose books were the most published in all twentieth century.
No doubt - she has over two hundred published books on her account beside other work. Eager eyes of millions of small readers are more valuable than many important awards that Helena Zmatlíková received during her work. Some titles were published more than ten times, not counting other countries´ publications. If the books had been evaluated like music CD´s, Helena Zmatlíková would have got many "platinum books". Countlessly.
Among others, her books were published in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Polish, Ukrainian, Japanese, Korean, Hungarian, Swedish, Latvian, Finnish, Slovakian, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, and Bulgarian… Other languages are new concerned in her work (Chinese, Arabian…)
ARTUR still offers many of these titles and other publishers, who devote to children and youth literature, offer further titles. Books with Helena Zmatlíková´s illustrations still attract concern at international book fairs (Bologna, Budapest, Bratislava, Chicago, Frankfurt am Main, Jerusalem, Cairo, Leipzig, London, Moscow, Paris, Prague, Warsaw, Taipei…).
SOME OF THE MOST PUBLISHED BOOKS ABROAD:
MOTHER MOUSE (VAŘILA MYŠKA KAŠIČKU)
F. HRUBÍN: THUMBLING (PALEČEK)
J. KOLÁŘ: CAT WITH BLUE EYES (Z DENÍKU KOCOURA MODROOČKA)
J. MALÍK: ROLY POLY (MÍČEK FLÍČEK)
E. PETIŠKA: LITTLE APPLETREE (O JABLOŇCE)
THE HIGHEST EXPENSES IN CZECH REPUBLIC REACHED THESE TITLES:
B.ŘÍHA: JOHNNY´S JOURNEY (HONZÍKOVA CESTA)
A. LINDGREN: CHILDREN OF BULLERBYN (DĚTI Z BULLERBYNU)
C. COLLODI: PINOCCHIO´S ADVENTURES (PINOCCHIOVA DOBRODRUŽSTVÍ)
E. PETIŠKA: ALICE´S READERS BOOK (ALENČINA ČÍTANKA)
E. PETIŠKA: MARTIN´S READERS BOOK (MARTÍNKOVA ČÍTANKA)
B. NĚMCOVÁ: ONCE UPON A TIME (BYLO NEBYLO)
THE MOST SUCCESFULL TITLE FOR ADULT READERS:
ROARK BRADFORD: OL´MAN ADAM AN´ HIS CHILLUN AND OL´ KING DAVID AN´THE PHILISTINE BOYS (ČERNOŠSKÝ PÁN BŮH A PÁNI IZRAELITÉ, ČERNOŠSKÝ PÁN BŮH A PROROCI)
PUBLISHING HOUSES ALBATROS, ALTER, AXIÓMA, EUROMEDIA (KNIŽNÍ KLUB) ETC., ARE THE OTHERS WHO SYSTEMATICALLY DEVOTE TO HELENA ZMATLÍKOVÁ´S WORK.
THE MOST ACTIVE FOREIGN PRODUCER IS JAPANESE PUBLISHING HOUSE FUKUINKAN SHOTEN, TOKYO, WHICH ALREADY THREE DECADES MOSTLY PUBLISHES FOLDING PICTURE-BOOK BY E. PETIŠKA LITTLE APPLETREE AND OTHER BOOKS.