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Julia Blesken (Text von), Barbara Jung (Illustriert von)

Mission Kolomoro oder: Opa in der Plastiktüte

Mission Kolomoro, or: Grandpa in the Plastic Bag


At the start of the October half term, six children have a chance encounter outside a supermarket. There’s Katja, who has had a row with her dads. Polina, who only wanted to buy some baking powder. Fridi, Mustafa and Zeck. And Jennifer, who is accompanied by her miniature Pinscher and who is also carrying her grandpa’s ashes in a plastic bag. When Mustafa tricks a biker in the car park, the children have to leg it. They have no phones and next to no money. But they do have an important mission: Jennifer’s grandpa has to be laid to rest in Kolomoro. But how’s that going to happen, when nobody has a clue where Kolomoro is?


- Winner of the first Kirsten Boie Prize for Children’s Literature, awarded by the Hamburg Literature Foundation


- A story full of diversity set in urban Berlin


- Delightful and warm-hearted - similar in style to Kirsten Boie or Erich Kästner.


English Sample Translation available here!

  • Recommended age: 9 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7512-0052-3
  • Published: 07.08.2021
  • Pages: 288
  • Features: 20 B/W
  • Publisher: Oetinger
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