SUNČANA ŠKRINJARIĆ born in 1931 in Zagreb. She graduated Croatian Language from the Teacher Training College in Zagreb. She published some ten books of poems and prose for children, among which the best known are: Kaktus bajke, Ljeto u modrom kaputu, Pisac i princeza, Čudesna šuma i Dva smijeha. Plesna haljina žutog maslačka, Tri jabuke s bakinog ormara, Zimska bajka. Among dramatic works, the most famous are plays Bajka o maslačku, Slon u gradu i Ludi lampion, and radio plays for children and young people Zeleni šešir, Čovjek koji je postao gljiva.

She is the winner of “Grigor Vitez” Award for literature in 1970, 1978 and 1983 and in 1981 he was awarded “Ivana-Brlić-Mažuranić” prize. Her book “Ulica Predaka”/Ancestors’ Road represented Croatia on the “Peace, Liberty and Tolerance” International Exhibition in Munich. She writes prose for adults: “Kazališna Kavana”/The Theatre Cafe, “Jogging u Nebo”Jogging to Heavens, “Pasji Put”/Dog’s Way, “Čarobni Prosjak”Magic Beggar and other works.

By her novel and screenplay, “Čudesna šuma”/ Magic Wood, the first feature-length cartoon was shot.

Her books have been translated in Lithuanian, Hungarian, Slovene and other languages.

In 1999 she was nominated for the most prestigious award in the field of literature for children and young people for 2000 “Hans Christian Andersen, known as “Small Nobel Prize”.



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