Lev Rogi najde srečo naslovka



Author: Igor Plohl, Urška Stropnik Šonc (illustrator)

Format: 21 × 29.7cm, colour print, hardcover, 24 pages. Available in long and short text version. Publishing date: 2014.

The story of Roggie the Lion is the story of a not quite so ordinary lion. After a serious injury to his spine, he finds himself having to use a wheelchair. Facing these new circumstances, he learns the real value of life and how to overcome obstacles that he faced following his accident. The picture book includes an informative photo booklet about the lives of people with disabilities.

Info on rights holder: Založba Pivec d.o.o.


 Rogi in Edi na paraolimpijskih igrahROGGIE AND EDDIE AT THE PARALYMPICS


Author: Igor Plohl, Urška Stropnik Šonc (illustrator)

Format: 23 × 29cm, colour print, hardcover, 28 pages. Publishing date: 2018

In his newest story, Roggie the not quite so ordinary lion, who, after falling off a ladder, finds himself having to use a wheelchair, tells us all about the Paralympic Games. His friend, a lynx called Eddie who is a coach for disabled athletes, takes him to the venue of the Paralympics and shows him all the special and interesting things about parasports. Roggie learns about all the many sports, such as goalball and boccia, and finds out that blind athletes can also ski!

Info on rights holder: Založba Pivec d.o.o.




Author: Igor Plohl, Urška Stropnik Šonc (illustrator)

Format: 23 × 29cm, colour print, hardcover, 36 pages. Publishing date: 2020.

Roggie the Lion, a little-less-ordinary lion, loved travelling before his accident. Out of all the things, he enjoyed admiring nature and the animals in it the most. He was also fascinated by high mountains covered with white clouds, ice cold glaciers, hot and dry deserts, as well as all the unusual people he met. After his accident, he was convinced that he would no longer be able to go on trips to distant lands. But sometimes even the greatest wishes come true. Roggie found out that he could travel to Africa to go on a safari, meet the Maasai people and awe in the most beautiful and highest African mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. It isn’t easy to travel in a wheelchair, but Roggie, brave and wise as any lion, overcomes any obstacle and goes on an unforgettable journey to the amazing continent of Africa.

Info on rights holder: Založba Pivec d.o.o.





Založba Pivec (Pivec Publishing House) was established in 2003 in Maribor with the aim of promoting reading and education. They publish over 40 book titles annually, thus becoming one of the largest publishing houses in the region of north-east Slovenia.

The publishing programme is enhanced by literary evenings, readings, book presentations, and talks with authors. They annually organise the Poetry Tournament, where the best Slovene unpublished poem of the year is chosen.


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Igor Plohl is a teacher and an author of picture books in which he talks about being disabled. Roggie the Lion, his literary alter ego, came to life when Igor wanted to talk to his students about his painful experience when he had to deal with his new life in a wheelchair following a serious accident. He has also written about his experience dealing with his new situation in the autobiographic story It Can Happen To You!, which he wrote for adult readers.

Urška Stropnik Šonc is an illustrator who creates various products for children. She stays true to her art form - to simplify illustrations to the basics. Her first book illustration (Rok Poles' picture book About Three Bats) was published in 1997, and by now, more than 70 illustrated book works (picture books, textbooks, manuals) have been published.

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