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Nina Weger (Author), Eva Schöffmann-Davidov (Illustrator)

Helden wie Opa und ich

Is it possible for a totally crazy family to get any crazier? Well, yes it can actually – if the grandfather suddenly starts to believe he’s God! A turbulent family story with a totally lovable hero!

Nick is nine years old and there’s one thing in the world he really wants – he would love to have a dog; a real, live dog. Unfortunately, everyone in Nick’s family is so crazy that he can’t talk to them about anything as ordinary as a dog – everyone, that is, but his grandad, John Lasar. Apart from Nick, he is the only sensible person in the family. And he is going to persuade Nick’s mother to let Nick have a dog at last. That’s what Nick hopes, at least and so he plans to talk to his grandad about it at the grand anniversary party to be held for his grandad’s chocolate factory.
But then things don’t turn out anything like Nick had imagined because Grandad John, Nick’s only ally of all people, turns crazy from one day to the next, and starts believing he is God.
This causes great excitement, of course, and for once in their lives, all the other members of the family agree that Grandad John absolutely must be brought to his senses. The only trouble is that no amount of yoga, music, argument, pleading or name calling has the slightest effect. Grandad John continues to declare that he is God. Then Nick remembers what his sister’s teacher once said about his sister’s India mania: namely that everyone should accept it and, even better, play along with it. So all the members of his family build a throne and set Grandad John upon it and one by one they come before him to ask him to grant their wishes.
Not even Nick would ever have guessed just how crazy his family’s wishes could be and above all what peculiar consequences the whole thing would have …

English sample translation available!

  • Recommended age: 8 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7891-5128-6
  • Published: 01.02.2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger
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Nina Weger

Nina Weger was born in 1970 and, after successfully completing grammar school, spent a season with Circus Belly working as a tightrope walker before attending journalism school and then working as an editor and assistant to , among others, film director Dieter Wedel. Today she lives with her husband and two children in Hanover, where she works as a freelance author. Her works include scripts for well-known...

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Eva Schöffmann-Davidov

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