Hedgemond is a very determined and stubborn little Hedgehog who loves his home deep in the forest.
When invited to dine with the charming Miss Fox at her home in the quarry he is happy to accept.
Over the course of the next four hours Hedgemond enjoys delicious food and delightful company, but with a long journey ahead of him, he is soon anxious to be on his way.
Despite Miss Fox's protestations and her attempts to persuade him to stay a while longer, Hedgemond is resolved to return to his own cosy home. He must have riches he has to protect thinks Miss Fox so she decides to follow him and find out.
As she rushes after Hedgemond, Wolf, Bear and the wild Boar are also eager to know 'why hedgehog so loves his native abode!' so they all follow him in hot pursuit.
The trouble is that the other animals of the forest simply don't understand why Hedgemond loves his home so much. Hedgehog's Home by Branko Copic (1915-1984) was first published in Yugoslavia in 1951.
Born an ethnic Serb, he was one of the former Yugoslavia's best known and most popular writers for adults and children.
This was a story that could be recited by almost every Yugoslav adult and child since it first appeared. Despite the recent Balkan wars it has survived to become part of the culture of the newly formed republics of the early 1990s and the book still remains on the Croatian school curriculum.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 32 pages, Sanja Rescek
- Publisher: Istros Books
- Publication Date: 01/11/2011
- Category: Picture storybooks
- ISBN: 9781908236029
- Hardback from £7.19