The novel ‘Dobry’’s first publication in Bulgaria, 86 years after it became a US bestseller

NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ presents the children’s book at Peroto

Text: Magdalena Gigova

You don’t know anything about the novel ‘Dobry’? Well, you will do! Thanks to the ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund, which, over a year ago, bought the rights to the favourite children’s book of… generations of Americans. No, it is not a typo! The book by Monica Shannon and Atanas Katchamakoff, which tells the story of a Bulgarian peasant boy at the beginning of the 20th century, has been reprinted 12 times in the USA.

 

Following Maria Doneva’s translation, ‘Dobry’ has the chance of also becoming a favourite character of the Bulgarian children. The presentation of the book will be held on 1 June, at NDK’s Peroto Literature Club, in the presence of Vice President Iliana Yotova and U.S. Ambassador HE Herro Mustafa.

 

You can view the novel ‘Dobry’ virtually here:

https://youtu.be/kSJNv13lVEU

 

And you can read more on the history of the book here:

https://fund13veka.bg/portfolio_page/%d0%bd%d0%b4%d1%84-13-%d0%b2%d0%b5%d0%ba%d0%b0-%d0%b1%d1%8a%d0%bb%d0%b3%d0%b0%d1%80%d0%b8%d1%8f-%d0%b8%d0%b7%d0%b4%d0%b0%d0%b2%d0%b0-%d0%b1%d1%8a%d0%bb%d0%b3%d0%b0%d1%80%d1%81%d0%ba/?lang=en

 

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