A beautifully written intriguing and poetic story that highlights the importance of being kind and helping others.
One freezing, snowy night Peter is fast asleep in his cosy house when he hears knocking at his door. Who could it be? During the storm he has three visitors but when he wakes the next morning they are all gone. Was it just a dream? A clever tale of trust with a twist! With charming pencil and watercolour illustrations throughout, the story will have a serious side, but will also show a lighter humorous side as well. It will be sure to capture the attention of the child being read to and also the person reading it.
Tilde Michels was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1920. She studied foreign languages in Hamburg and Munich, and began her career as a foreign correspondent in France and England. Her first attempt at creative writing was a fairy tale for the Neue Zeitung, for which she was commissioned to write the text for a picture book. The result was Karlines Ente (Karline’s Duck) with pictures by L. Fromm. Michels continued to work as a freelance author and translator, and lived with her family in Munich until she died in October 2012.
Reinhard Michl was born in Lower Bavaria, Germany, in 1948. He trained to be a typesetter, but then studied graphic design at the Fachhochschule and art at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. He has worked continuously as a freelance draughtsman, painter and illustrator, and since the mid 1970s, Michl has collaborated with many famous authors on more than 100 books, including about 40 picture books.
Age Range: 4-8
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