Waldemar Bonsels





Waldemar Bonsels


Born
in Ahrensburg, Germany
February 21, 1880

Died
July 31, 1952


Waldemar Bonsels was a German writer of children's books.

Though he wrote only one children's book in the strict sense, Die Biene Maja (Maya the Bee), another work of his, People in the Sky (Himmelsvolk) -- even if not a children's book per se -- has a much deeper mystical layer showing the unity of all creation and its relationship to God. There are a number of novels and shorter stories dealing with love as Eros and on the higher level of divine love in the spirit of romanticism (Eros und die Evangelien, Menschenwege, Narren und Helden, etc.), with the relationship between man and nature in a simple life unchanged by modern civilization (Anjekind, etc.) and also including a historical novel from the time of Jesus (Der Grieche Dositos). He
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The Adventures of Maya the Bee

3.80 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 1912 — 90 editions
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Die Biene Maja und ihre Abe...

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Mario Und Die Tiere

4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1939 — 3 editions
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Himmelsvolk

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1915 — 8 editions
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THE ADVENTURES OF MAYA THE ...

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An Indian Journey

3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1928 — 10 editions
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Der Grashüpfer

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Der Waldsee und seine Leute

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Majas Flucht aus der Heimat...

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Die Wunder der Nacht

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“Ich weiß nun, dass die Menschen am schönsten sind, wenn sie einander liebhaben.”
Waldemar Bonsels

“It certainly is a great joy to be alive,” she thought. “And there’s no comparison between the dingy, crowded stories in which the bees live and work and this house. The very quiet here is splendid.”
Waldemar Bonsels, The Adventures of Maya the Bee