Ela Peroci

Ela Peroci (11 February 1922 – 18 November 2001) was a Slovene children's writer, author of numerous children's stories that are considered classics in Slovene children's literature. Her best known story is Muca Copatarica (Slipper Keeper Kitty), illustrated by Ančka Gošnik Godec, which has seen numerous reprints and has sold over 140,000 copies.[1]

Ela Peroci
Born(1922-02-11)11 February 1922
Sveti Križ pri Rogaški Slatini, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now in Slovenia)
Died(2001-11-18)18 November 2001
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Occupationwriter, teacher and journalist
Notable worksMuca Copatarica, Moj dežnik je lahko balon, Tisočkratlepa, Na oni strani srebrne črte
Notable awardsLevstik Award
1955 for Moj dežnik je lahko balon
Levstik Award
1956 for Tisočkratlepa
Prešeren Foundation Award
1971 for Na oni strani srebrne črte

Peroci was born in Sveti Križ pri Rogaški Slatini in 1922. She trained as a teacher and started teaching in 1945. In 1948, she started working as a journalist for children's publications such as Pionir, Ciciban and Mladi Svet. She graduated from the University of Ljubljana in 1954 and then worked at the national radio broadcaster until her retirement in 1978. She wrote short stories for children but also published two poetry collections for adults.[2] She died in Ljubljana in 2001.

She won the Levstik Award twice, in 1955 for Moj dežnik je lahko balon (My Umbrella Can Turn into a Balloon) and in 1956 for Tisočkratlepa (Thousandbeauty).[3] In 1971 she won the Prešeren Foundation Award for her collection of stories Na oni strani srebrne črte (Beyond the Silver Line).[4]

BibliographyEdit

Picture BooksEdit

  • Moj dežnik je lahko balon (My Umbrella Can Turn into a Balloon), 1955
  • Tisočkratlepa (Thousandbeauty), 1956
  • Majhno kot mezinec (Small As the Thumb), 1957
  • Muca Copatarica (Slipper Keeper Kitty), 1957
  • Kje so stezice? (Where Are the Paths?), 1960
  • Zato, ker je na nebu oblak (Because There is A Cloud in the Sky), 1963
  • Hišica iz kock (House of Blocks), 1964
  • Kozliček Goliček (Goliček the Goat), 1964
  • Bomo šli s sanmi po snegu in spustili se po bregu (We Shall Take Our Sleigh and Sledge Down the Hill), 1965
  • Vozimo, vozimo vlak (We Drive, We Drive A Train), 1965
  • Čebelice (Bees), 1966
  • Klobuček, petelin in roža (The Little Hat, the Cockrel and the Flower), 1968
  • Pravljice žive v velikem starem mestu (Live Stories in the Big Old Town), 1969
  • Stara hiša št. 3 (The Old House At No.3.), 1973
  • Lalala (Lalala), 1975
  • Modri zajec (The Blue Rabbit), 1975
  • Nina v čudežni deželi (Nina In The Strange Land), 1985
  • Telefon (The Telephone), 1987
  • Amalija in Amalija (Amalia and Amalia), 1998

StoriesEdit

  • Tacek (Tacek), 1959
  • Za lahko noč (Good Night Stories), 1964
  • Očala tete Bajavaje (Aunt Bajvaja's Glasses), 1969
  • Stolp iz voščilnic (The Greeting Card Tower), 1977
  • Siva miš, ti loviš (Grey Mouse, You Catch), 1983
  • Mož z dežnikom (The Man With the Umbrella), 1989
  • Prisedite k moji mizici (Come And Sit At My Table), 1990
  • Povestice Tik-Tak (Tick-tack Tales), 1998

PoetryEdit

  • Rišem dan (I Draw the Day), 1966
  • Ko živim (When I Live), 1975

ProseEdit

  • Breskve (Peaches), 1959
  • Po šoli me počakaj (Wait For Me After School), 1966
  • Reci sonce, reci luna (Say Sun, Say Moon), 1979
  • Fantek in punčka (Boy and Girl), 1996

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ela Peroci: Otroci so ji včasih rekli kar Muca Copatarica (Ela Peroci: Children Would Sometimes Call Her the Slipper Keeper Kitty), article in Delo, 6 February 2012
  2. ^ "Mladinska Knjiga Publishing House site". Archived from the original on 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  3. ^ "The Levstik Award on the Mladinska Knjiga Publishing House site". Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of Prešeren Foundation Awards recipients[dead link]