“Dado Island. The Superstitious Democracy” is Sasha Krugosvetov’s debut young adult fiction novel, which became quite popular in Russia and shortly after that has been translated into English. The translation was firstly published in London by the Authors and Publicists International Associations.
The main character of the book is Captain Alexander. One of his sea journeys took him to mysterious Dado Island, where there are no people, and animals during the evolution not only gain human-like intellect, but also developed the social relations, similar to those in human society. In particular, they tried to build democracy.
Of course, it’s very difficult to build democracy in the animal society. To achieve this, Captain Alexander and his friends need to overcome many difficulties and dangers. In particular, they need to find mysterious Dado bird, ancient sculptures of whom can be seen all over the island. Many islanders believe that this bird is just a fabled creature. But Captain Alexander has found Dado bird. From talking with her, he understood what he must do to help the islanders. And his next tasks wouldn’t be easy.
So, children can find in the book exciting adventures of brave and funny characters. Teenagers and adults can recognize the second layer of meaning of the novel, finding in it an allegory about how difficult and thorny was the path of human society to the achievements of today’s democracy.