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Antonia Michaelis (Author), Kathrin Schüler (Illustrator)

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Road novel by Antonia Michaelis about two unequal heroes and an awful lot of cows

The two meet one night in summer: Sean , a student from Iran, who’s been in Germany for two months, and Davy, a home kid who’s run away to look for a friend. Both become witnesses to a robbery. Pursued from now on by both the criminals and the police, they go on the run together, from one end of Germany to the other, across strawberry fields, beneath dark storm clouds, through beer gardens, in a hot-air balloon, by train and moped. Again and again, they find themselves surrounded by cows - apparently it’s their fate. Why else should the car carrying Sean and his deportation order get stuck in a herd of cows on the way to the airport?

Brilliant, bizarre and funny: Antonia Michaelis takes her readers on a tour of Germany through the eyes of a refugee and tells the story of an unusual friendship.

  • Recommended age: 14 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7891-0918-8
  • Published: 23.07.2018
  • Pages: 368
  • Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger
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Antonia Michaelis

Antonia Michaelis, born in 1979 in northern Germany, grew up in southern Germany, and was drawn to the wide world after graduating from high school. She worked in southern India, Nepal and Peru, among other places. She studied medicine in Greifswald and at the same time began writing stories for children and young people. For some years now she has been living as a freelance writer near the island...

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Kathrin Schüler

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