This owl is an original from her new book, Couleurs du Jour.
This collage was from a book called A l'Infini (published by Editions Paname in 2007).
Quite a few of her books are on display as well, spanning five decades from the early sixties to the present. Many of them are exceedingly hard to get a hold of, having only been published in Czechoslovakia (as was) — they come from private collections such as that of Paris's wonderful children's library, Bibliothèque de l'Heure Joyeuse. Also some very rarely seen books published by Albatros, the legendary Czech publisher of children's books.
Cover art for Das Tier mit den Funkelaugen (Beltz & Gelberg, 1990) —about a flying animal with sparkly eyes.
This 1968 version of Lord of the Flies was published by Pan Much, and all the illustrations are black and white.
The exhibit is still running until 30 October at the Libraires Associés. This combination gallery, publisher and bookshop is a veritable paper paradise — ça vaut le détour. And those of you going to the Salon de Livres Jeunesse at Montreuil in December may be able to see Kveta Pacovska in person — rumour has it that she will be speaking and signing.