The City is Yours

Pécs for Children

  • 1989

Our book Pécs for Children, published in three languages (Hungarian, German, and English) in 2010, was the first city guide for children to appear in Hungary.

The book encourages its young readers to discover Pécs through playful exercises, accompanied by the dog who escaped from the city’s coat of arms. In the course of their adventures, the kids can learn about the notable people from Pécs and the ethnic groups living there; the city quarters and the Mecsek Hills; the architectural heritage that defines the city, including the Early Christian Necropolis and the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter; the flora and fauna; and the city operations including industry and public utilities. The book also reveals interesting tidbits such as: who makes pasta and beans, the favorite food of the dog from the coat of arms; how the Bauhaus style, which has ties to Pécs, influences contemporary design; and the secrets of eosin glazing.

The book was published in the framework of the Pécs – European Capital of Culture 2010 series of events, and was donated to every 5th grader of the city by the local municipality.

The authors of the book, Ágnes Sebestyén and Eszter Tóth, received grants from the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Robert Bosch Foundation, and have several years of experience in the fields of art history, museum education, visual education, and cultural project management. The book was illustrated by students of the University of Pécs Faculty of Music and Visual Arts (Edina Simon, Erzsébet Orsós and László Ormay) with the supervision of highly experienced lead graphic designer Dóri Sirály.

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Pécs for Children

Authors: Ágnes Sebestyén, Eszter Tóth

Illustrators: Dóri Sirály, László Ormay, Erzsébet Orsós, Edina Simon

Publishers: kultúrAktív Association, Hungarofest National Event Management Non-Profit Ltd.

Publication Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-963-88724-2-5

Price: 980 HUF