A Journey To Dekalend
A book for children A JOURNEY TO DEKALEND is the first book by Olivera Olja Jelkić. It is about an imaginary journey of a boy to the land of his grandfather’s childhood. Dekalend, a portmanteau word that means „Deka –lend“ grandfather’s land.
The authoress skillfully leads the heroes of the book through rustic landscapes and archaic regions. Two worlds meet and collide in the book, the world of grandfather’s childhood, barefoot and one with the nature, with the grandson’s world, who drops in that world on his rollerblades, headphones on and with his mobile phone.
The book was published in 1997, and was awarded„Dositejevo pero“ award, whose jury was represented by more than four hundred students in elementary schools.
Considering that the first book had considerable success, Olivera Olja Jelkić continued to write, for children and young adults, so that now, after two and a half decades of work, she boasts a considerable opus.