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Der große schwarze Vogel

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Title in English: 
The Big Black Bird
Author: 
Stefanie Höfler
Place of publication: 
Weinheim
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Publisher: 
Beltz&Gelberg
Year of publication: 
2018
Pages: 
p. 182
Size: 
13,7 x 21,2
ISBN: 
978-3-407-75433-2
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When Ben and his younger brother Karl wake up on a sunny October day, their mother is dead. Her heart stopped suddenly and so did the family’s life together. Ben, Karl and their father each react in a different way. Flashbacks give insights into the family’s life before the mother’s death and into the mother‘s love for life. The memories enable Ben to move on and to find a way of living with his grief.
In her masterful novel Stefanie Höfler tells us about death, and in a unique way about life at the same time. Winner of 2019 Kranichstein Youth Literature Grant and nominated for 2019 German Children’s Literature Award.