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
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
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”.