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Die Glücklichen Inseln hinter dem Winde
by James Krüss
Mitten in der Adria stößt der Dampfer »Zikade« mit Kapitän Daworin Madirankowitsch auf die sagenhaften Glücklichen Inseln hinter dem Winde, die auf keiner Seekarte verzeichnet sind. Hier leben Menschen, Tiere und Pflanzen noch in paradiesischer Eintracht zusammen. Jeden Tag regiert jemand anderes über die Inseln, auf denen man auf Zuckerpisten Ski fahren, in einem See aus ...more
Hardcover, 259 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Carlsen
(first published January 1st 1967)
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I read the English version of this book and am just too lazy to "manually add book" today. It's a book that I should have read as a kid. As a kid, I would have loved it. As an adult(and perhaps in a cynical mood), it didn't hit the spot. Talking animals, an Alphabetical system of government, interesting modes of transportation and bed hanging from the ceiling all failed to put a twinkle in my eye. So it's true. Adults don't get to go to Narnia.
James Krüss was a German writer of children's and picture books, illustrator, poet, dramatist, scriptwriter, translator, and collector of children's poems and folk songs. In 1968 he received the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing, recognizing his "lasting contribution to children's literature".More about James Krüss...