Kaytek the Wizard

Kaytek the Wizard

By Janusz Korczak; Avi Katz (Illustrator); Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translator)

Penlight Publications, Hardcover, 9780983868507, 272pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2012

Description
Kaytek, amischievous schoolboy who wants to become a wizard, is surprised to discover that he is able to perform magic spells and change reality. He begins to lead a double life: a powerful wizard in the dress of an ordinary boy. It's all great fun using magic to cause strange incidents in his school and neighborhood, but soon Kaytek's increasing powers cause major chaos around the city of Warsaw. Disillusioned, he leaves the country and wanders the world in search of the meaning of his good intentions, his unique abilities, and their consequences. Revolving around the notion that power is not without responsibility, nor without repercussions, this story speaks to every child's dream of freeing themselves from the endless control of adults, and shaping the world to their own designs.


About the Author
Janusz Korczak is the author of "King Matt the First."

Avi Katz is the illustrator of numerous children's books published in the United States and the Middle East, including the award-winning King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Princess Alopecia and My Travels with Alex. His work appears regularly in the Jerusalem Report. Katz's art is exhibited in Europe, Israel and the United States. He lives in Israel.

ntonia Lloyd-Jones is a full-time translator of Polish literature. Her published translations include fiction by several of Poland's leading contemporary novelists, including The Last Supper by Pawel Huelle, for which she won the Found in Translation Award 2008. Her most recent translations include The Night Wanderers by Wojciech Jagielski (Seven Stories, February 2012), reportage about the child victims of the Lord's Resistance Army and the events in Uganda which led to its emergence. She won the Found in Translation Award in 2012 for Saturn.