Croatian / Croatia

Mjeseceve sjene. O vješticama i pricama nodnih sati sjeverozapadnog dijela Medvednice i Samoborskog kraja
(In the shadow of the moon. Witches and the night hours in the northwesten Medvednica and Samobor region)

Bašić, Zdenko (text/illus.)
Zagreb: Planetopija, 2013. – 112 p.
ISBN 978-953-257-253-7

Witch | Devil | Witchcraft | Non-fiction

Witches, magic, ghosts, fairy-like forest creatures, werewolves, devils… and more! Following the huge success of his ≫extrasensory≪ picture book ≫Stories of the Wind≪ (2011), Zdenko Bašić (b. 1980) has created a no less successful, award-winning horror compendium about the world of witches and mythical trickster-creatures. Starting with spine-chilling legends from the Samobor region of Croatia, the Croatian star of steam-punk-style illustration and animation leads readers on every double-page ever deeper into ancient folklore concerning witches and
the diabolical, and explains where and when witches gather, why they possess healing as well as destructive powers, and so on.

Using mixed-media photo montages that draw on wood, fabric and old book page textures, Bašić unfolds his spooky compendium of occult knowledge with just the right amount of fright, thus giving readers both chill and curiosity. (Age: 12+)