Matti and his Grandpa
Roberto Piumini

Matti and his Grandpa

translated by Maria Fehringer
Details about the book
    illustrated by Quint Buchholz
  • date of publication: 07.03.2011
  • from age 6
  • 96 Pages
  • Hanser Verlag
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-446-23696-7
  • Deutschland: 20,00 €
  • Österreich: 20,60 €

"This is one of only a handful of books, for children or adults, that shows with such unassuming certainty how when we hold someone in our memory, they are never lost." Siggi Seuß in DIE ZEIT

Matti and his grandfather have always been close. Now Grandpa is very old and ill. His family and friends have gathered around his bed - they know he's about to die, and they are crying. All except for Matti. He's watching a fly crawling on the ceiling. It was his grandfather who explained to him how they do that. Almost everything he knows his Grandpa told him, usually during the long walks they took together. And so Matti goes on another walk with his grandfather, in his head - he is saying farewell in his own way. Children think a lot about where people go when they die. This story offers a possible answer.

"A quiet book of farewell and a hymn to the dialogue between the old and the young." Juliane Spatz, Frankfurter Rundschau

Foreign Sales

Italy (Edizioni EL), Taiwan (Grimm Press), China (New Buds), Russia (Ketlerov), Turkey (Epsilon)


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