Hektor returns. In great style. He becomes a time traveller and ... He is wise, curious, adored by people, loves travelling and adventures ... Who, more than the dog Hektor, can be a child's closest friend and life guide? Fans have finally been able to continue his adventures, and the story has already delighted one of the greatest linguistic authorities, Professor Jan Miodek. The premiere of the second book by Renata Kamińska entitled Hector and the Time Machine, an adventurous journey to 2020, is scheduled for May 21, World Cultural Diversity Day. The new book is a fast-paced, adventurous story about the journey of Hector's dog, sensitizing to the diversity of cultures, contemporary problems and threats. Parents should be prepared to have serious discussions about very important matters!
This time the dog Hektor reaches the year 2020. In his journey around the world, he is an observer of groundbreaking events and phenomena, incl. pandemics, climate change, Brexit, the BML movement, multiculturalism, etc. Like a child asks questions and looks for answers to understand the complexity of the modern world. The subject of the book helps parents, guardians or teachers to engage in conversations with their children on difficult topics, based on their own system of values and knowledge. Colourful descriptions allow you to move to the colourful and full of aromas of India, drink the traditional five o'clock tea or finally take part in the Golden Globe Awards. Travelling to Australia during a great fire, as a result of human activity, motivates the reader to investigate the causes of climate change and introduce habits that save our planet. Hektor will enamour children's hearts, who will be happy to come back to common adventures and plan new ones. The book has received numerous positive reviews and received the patronage of various organizations and institutions, including Westminster Children's University in London, Granice.pl - all about literature, A Child in Warsaw, City of Children, Children's Magazine, Kumpel, European Women's Club, Director of the Human Resources Center Edukator, Cooltura24, Blog Dziecioczytanie, etc.
The author also talked about Hector in Professor Jan Miodek's TV program "Polish @ Polish Dictionary". For her crowdfunding project, she was also among the 5 finalists of the BOLD Awards III competition in the crowdfunding projects category. The award ceremony took place in April 2022 in Venice, Italy.
"It was with great satisfaction and joy that I immersed myself in the dog world of Hector, and also with admiration for the author that she entered the world of this four-legged friend so beautifully."
Professor Jan Miodek, an outstanding scientist, linguist
"If you want a beautiful and valuable journey around the world, be sure to join Hector!"
Magdalena Mentel, editor-in-chief of the Children's Magazine
"If, dear parent, you are looking for a book that will help you talk to your child about what is happening in the world, this is the perfect starting position."
Natalia Supeł, MA, child and youth psychologist
The first educational book "Hector, A Dog Story" by Renata Kamińska was published in 2020 in Polish and English. The subject of the book breaks the taboo of difficult topics in children's literature, such as war, death, attitude to God, discrimination, abandonment, etc. The book was also on the list of recommended books about animals of the E-Dzieci Portal published by Gazeta Wyborcza and the Indian Robin Age, Australian Dog Lover, English Your Dog Magazine and others. Friends for Ukraine. ”The book is read in more than 16 countries on 5 continents. It was also included in the mentoring program on dogs for children under the patronage of Westminster Children's University in London, where Renata conducts empathy development workshops in schools.
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