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Andreas Schlüter (Author), Dirk Hennig (Illustrator)


Ein Tintenfisch kommt in die Schule

Inky - An Octopus Starts School

Learning to read underwater: Welcome to Calmaria!

Inky the octopus lives with his parents in Calmaria, right at the bottom of the sea. Calmaria has a school, restaurants, a library and a flea market. As well as fish, sea turtles and seahorses, moray eels also live there, but it’s best to keep out of their way. When Inky starts school, he finds that Fluffy the flounder is also in his class. Fluffy doesn’t speak any Calamarian and otherwise, he is somehow different, too. Can they still become friends?

A wonderful school story in an underwater setting featuring many likeable characters and colourful illustrations.

  • Recommended age: 7 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7891-0970-6
  • Published: 15.04.2019
  • Pages: 64
  • Illustrations: 30
  • Features: 30 illustrations, 30 colored
  • Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger

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Andreas Schlüter

Andreas Schlüter was born in 1958 and lives and works in Hamburg. Before he began writing books for children and young adults, he spent several years leading children’s and youth groups and working as a journalist and editor.

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Dirk Hennig

Dirk Hennig was born in Dortmund in 1972. He studied graphic design in Münster, where he made illustration his special subject. After working as in graphic and web design, he returned (repentantly) to his drawing board in 2005 and has devoted himself to illustrating books for children and young people ever since.

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