My new book “Per balas link aušros. Pasakojimas apie daktaro Jono Basanavičiaus keliones ir darbus” is released!

My new picture book biography about Jonas Basanavičius, one of the most important people in the Lithuanian Independence movement in the beginning of the 20th century, Per balas link aušros. Pasakojimas apie Jono Basanavičiaus keliones ir darbus is published in Lithuania by Tikra knyga.

The book is about the life of Jonas, his works, travels and dreams. A doctor, scientist, explorer, traveller and storyteller, Basanavičius was a peculiarly enthusiastic and determined person, and it was interesting for me to try to tell his story for kids as of a lively friend from the past.

{ Book release event at the Lithuanian National Library | Photo credit: Elzė Lingytė }

You can read an interview (in Lithuanian) with me about the process of making the book, and why Jonas Basanavičius is important to me here and see a short video clip about the book presented in the annual Vilnius Book Fair here.

And you can purchase the book here!

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