Wolf Erlbruch


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Wuppertal, Germany
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Wolf Erlbruch (born 1949 in Wuppertal, Germany) is an award-winning illustrator and writer of children's books. He combines various techniques for the artwork in his books, including cutting and pasting, drawing, and painting. His style is sometimes surrealist and is widely copied inside and outside Germany, and some of his story books discuss adult topics such as death and the meaning of life. They have won many awards, including the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1993 and 2003, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration in 2006.

Average rating: 4.2 · 5,934 ratings · 794 reviews · 61 distinct worksSimilar authors
Duck, Death and the Tulip

4.42 avg rating — 1,686 ratings — published 2006 — 25 editions
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The Big Question

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4.18 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2004 — 12 editions
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Mrs. Meyer, The Bird

4.04 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1995 — 11 editions
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Leonard

3.54 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1991 — 6 editions
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Zoen me tot ik spin

4.26 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Los Cinco Horribles

4.15 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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Nachts

4.35 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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The Miracle of Bears

3.85 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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The Story of the Little Mol...

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4.18 avg rating — 3,059 ratings — published 1989 — 78 editions
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Tien groene haringen

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3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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“For a long time he watched her. When she was lost to sight, he was almost a little moved. But that's life, thought death.”
Wolf Erlbruch, Ente, Tod und Tulpe

“Ibland kunde döden läsa tankar.
– När du är död är också dammen borta – åtminstone för dig.
– Är du alldeles säker på det, frågade Anden förvånat.
– Så säker som på någonting annat, sa Döden.
– Det är bra. Då behöver jag inte sörja över den när...
– ...du är död, sa Döden.”
Wolf Erlbruch, Duck, Death and the Tulip
tags: death

“Lange schaute er ihr nach.
Als er sie aus den Augen verlor, war der Tod fast ein wenig betrübt.
Aber so war das Leben.”
Wolf Erlbruch, Duck, Death and the Tulip



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