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Sabine Ludwig (Author), Isabel Kreitz (Illustrator), Emma Ludwig (Illustrator)

Schwarze Häuser

Black Houses

Gripping and touching - Sabine Ludwig’s most personal book.
Twelve-year-old Uli is off to the North Sea coast with a group of other children from Berlin. But it’s not going to be a holiday for any of them as none of the children will be staying at the “sanatorium” of their own free will – and Mrs Butt, the director there, runs a tight ship. If it weren’t for her roommates, Freya, Fritzi and Anna-Lisa, who soon become her firm friends, life there would be hard to bear for Uli. But then Freya disappears. The girls search for her secretly and finally discover her far out on the mudflats. But before they can make their way back to dry land, the tide sweeps in and they find themselves stranded on a sandbank.

Sensitive treatment of a moving subject – an exciting story of adventure and friendship with lots of vignettes from daughter Emma Ludwig.

“There probably isn’t another author in this country who can describe so aptly and with so much humour the often really tough daily encounters between children and adults.” Der Tagesspiegel

  • Recommended age: 10 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7915-1204-4
  • Published: 21.07.2014
  • Pages: 352
  • Publisher: Dressler Verlag
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Sabine Ludwig

Sabine Ludwig was born in Berlin, has been writing children’s stories for the last 30 years, and is now one of Germany’s most successful children’s authors. She has received many awards for her books, as well as for her public readings. Her novel Hilfe, ich hab meine Lehrerin geschrumpft [Help, I’ve Shrunk my Teacher] was made into a film in 2015. Sabine Ludwig also translates from English...

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Isabel Kreitz

Isabel Kreitz, was born in 1967and studied illustration at Hamburg’s college of design, Fachhochschule für Gestaltung. During a term abroad attending Parsons School of Design in New York, she hit on the idea of specialising in comics and cartoons. Since then, Isabel Kreitz has published numerous comic albums and magazines, including an adaptation of Uwe Timm’s novel The Discovery of the Curried...

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Emma Ludwig

Emma Ludwig was born on 15.04.1993 and started to draw before she could even walk.

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