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Christian Tielmann (Author), Lisa Brenner (Illustrator)

Die Monsterkicker

The Pitch Monsters

This football comic turns book-shy kids into monster bookworms!

How rotten is that! Bram can’t play for FC Redspike because he’s too small. Standing on the sidelines, Bram meets Drago, who’s also not allowed on the pitch. Drago isn’t an ordinary boy, though; he’s a vampire. He has some friends who are just as unusual as he is, and he and Bram decide to start their own team with them. They call themselves the Pitch Monsters! And even though the briefest exposure to sunlight reduces Drago to dust, defender wolf Lars is not in command of his temper and the monster twins would rather eat the ball than kick it into goal, they end up winning the match against FC Redspike.

Comics are a playful invitation for children to read

Fantastic pictures with large print for beginning readers in the speech bubbles.

  • Recommended age: 7 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7891-1065-8
  • Published: 20.01.2020
  • Pages: 64
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Features: 250 illustrations, 250 colored
  • Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger
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Christian Tielmann

Christian Tielmann, born 1971 in Wuppertal, has never done anything (professionally) other than reading and writing: He studied German and philosophy in Freiburg and Hamburg and published his first books for children and young people while still a student. In the meantime, he has written around 80 picture books, children's books (both narrative and non-fiction) and books for young people for various...

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Lisa Brenner

Lisa Brenner studied communication design in Saarbrücken. Since 2012, she has been working as a freelance illustrator. She draws girls, boys and sometimes also adults, who generally come to life on her computer screen or as pencil on paper.

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