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KIRSTEN BOIE
Biography

Kirsten Boie was born in Hamburg in 1950 and she is one of the most renowned authors in German children and young adults’ literature. She studied German and English Philology, she has worked as a teacher and she published her first book in 1985. Since then, she has published more than seventy works and many of them have been translated to other languages and been awarded with numerous important literary prizes, including German Young Adults’ Literature Award and Luchs 2013. She has nominated to Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2023. She has two sons and she is currently living near to her home city.

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JOHN SHEEP ALSO WANTS TO HAVE A PERSON
KIRSTEN BOIE

John Sheep’s dearest wish is to have his very own little person. When a person is finally given to him, he has much work to do: feeding his Little one, cleaning his cage, taking him for a walk… However, a given day, Little one runs away to the forest. John was not aware of how fast people can be!


 


The world turned upside down! A surprising and witty story.


 


 


 OBTAINED AWARDS:


- the most animal-friendly children’s book (PETA, Germany)


- Selected on White Ravens’ list


- 7 best books for Young readers (German Radio, Focus Magazine)


- Book of the month (German Academy for Children and Young Adult’s Literature)  


 


- Recommended by Canal Lector


 


 


“An original and funny story, with a harsh touch, that will make people think. In a world turned upside down, with animals and humans swapping their roles, a young member of the sheep family insists on owning a pet…” (El País).


 


“… A tale to read again and again and to initiate a reflection among friends, parents, teachers…” (CLIJ).

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A LIFE LIKE ANY OTHER
KIRSTEN BOIE

This man was also a child in the past, logically. We all were children once. He used to live with his parents in a nice apartment by then. After the school, he got a job. He used to get up early every moring to go to work. Later, this man had his own family, and that was a beautiful time. But, after that, he started to have bad luck.

"A life like any other" narrates the story of a homeless man in a very sensitive way.

 

By buying this book you are supporting "Caritas"

 

 

PRICE: 10 €
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