Konrad oder Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse
Konrad or the Factory Made Boy
Christine Nöstlinger (Written by), Annette Swoboda (Illustrated by)
Mrs Bartolotti, a woman in her prime with no experience whatsoever of children suddenly becomes a mother – in a most unusual way, she receives a parcel in the post. Her new son, Konrad, is seven years old and comes out of a can.This fast-moving and humorous story describes the exciting, funny, and sometimes unpleasant situations Mrs Bartolotti gets into because of Konrad and also how she defends him when it turns out he was a wrong delivery.
“The story not only teaches parents a lot about bringing up children, but also tells children a lot about their parents.” (Radio Bremen)
- ISBN: 978-3-7891-4327-4
- Published: 01.08.2006
- Length: 160 pages
- Publisher: Oetinger
Christine Nöstlinger was born in Vienna on 13 October 1936 and grew up there in a working-class suburb. She studied commercial art before turning to writing. In 1970, she published her first children’s book, which turned out to be an immediate success. Since then, she has brought out over one hundred…
Annette Swoboda was born in 1962 and studied fine arts and graphic design. She has been a free-lance illustrator since 1988.