Crows vs Rats
They live in the same neighbourhood, yet they’re worlds apart. The Crows and the Rats have been enemies ever since the world was divided into rich and poor. Then one day a stone triggers a do-or-die contest. The Crows – dreamy Murz, his little sister Kralle, raven-black Teer and strong-willed Flac – live on the posh side of Mettenstrasse in family-owned condominiums. The Rats live across the road in council flats: Güncal the Turk, beautiful Roya, taciturn Hunne and towering Matze – gang leader and schemer, constantly taking measure of the world to be master of all he surveys. They stage their battles in the nearby city forest, the Crows’ secret hideout. Then one day a dispute over a stone is to settle the issue of supremacy once and for all. If the stone weighs in at more than one kilo at the Office of Weights and Measures, the Crows win; if it weighs less, the Rats will come out on top. This marks the beginning of a contest of the powers of imagination, estimation and insight. A gripping gang warfare story reminiscent of War of the Buttons and the The Flying Classroom.