Chapter published in:Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature: Landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes
Edited by Nina Goga and Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
[Children’s Literature, Culture, and Cognition 7] 2017
Chapter 7. Itineraries and maps
Walking as a means of building mobile cartographies in Peter Sís’ Madlenka and The Three Golden Keys
This chapter is based on two works by Czech author-illustrator Peter Sís, Madlenka (2000) and The Three Golden Keys (1994), in which the act of walking the streets of two cities becomes the main theme. Both works can be seen as a fragment of Sís’ personal cartography. The chapter pays particular attention to scholars from the fields of social anthropology and cultural studies. In doing so, the aim is to underline the marked subjectivity of space, a suggestion that is present in all of Peter Sís’ works, but which is especially relevant to these two picturebooks, dedicated to the two cities that have featured most strongly in the author’s own life.
Published online: 14 August 2017