Excerpt from “Uncle Andi – “The detective” and his nephews” by Vlad Mușatescu
“Al, boy, you must write a book for the children!”
Considering that I was also impressed with the childish request of my nephews from Valea cu Urși, I pondered on it for a while. Then, I told my aunt:
“Do you think it’s such an easy thing to come up with a volume of stories for the youngster?... I don’t think I can do it. Until now, I have only written adventure novels!”
“So what? Do you imagine they haven’t read them too? You are very wrong, beyond being wrong ... . Get on track, man, and write them a book they can understand!”
“A book of fairy-tales?” I somewhat worried asked my aunt.
“Why not?!... Do you think that Prince Charming wasn’t also a detective himself? Didn’t he fight against the evils in the world? Write them some modern fairy tales, with dragons from our age, ‘cause they still exist, you can be sure of that!”
I grinned and then I told my aunt:
“Fine! Fine, aunt Ralitza! But don’t you regret it … . I’ll put you in the book too!”
“Eh! Why? Do I look like a dragon to you?” my aunt got a little scared.
“More or less!” I answered to my sweet old aunt. “But one that will make the little ones smile … ‘cause you cause so much trouble that I am sure that you will become a character adored by the readers! ...”