A mini novel with vocabulary section for learners of Croatian (Croatian made easy) Level: Easystarts, A1
The Stone Vase / Kamena vaza - from the series 'Croatian Made Easy' is a reader for learners of the Croatian language. It is a mini novel with a vocabulary list at the end.
Level 0 - Easystarts - Up to 400 words
Judith is 59 and widow, lives in London and has two children: a son named Oscar and a daughter named Megan. Judith has inherited a stone vase from her father: originally a gift from her father to her mother from his business trip in Split. Judith and everyone in the family - her children and grandchildren - are familiar with the story of the vase because it has been told many times. To bid a final farewell to her father, Judith decides to visit the island of Brac, where the vase originates from. But this decision makes her children and grandchildren uneasy and worried. An amusing story about family and family happiness.
Ana Bilic, Austrian author of Croatian origin, works and lives in Vienna since 1995. She is a full-time writer and divides her work into literature, theatre and film on the one hand, and practical linguistics - Croatian as a foreign language on the other.