In beautiful and strong portraits Britta Teckentrup depicts daily life in school. A student accompanies the reader through her school life and introduces some other students, such as Max and Paul, two boys who are always mobbed, or Laura, who is always chosen as the last in the team in sports. We meet Linda, who can sing so beautiful, or Djamila, who comes from another country and has so many stories to tell. Even teachers, popular or unpopular, are getting their place within this complex network of relationships.
Diverse and colourful, the pictures reflect the beautiful and the less beautiful sides of everyday school life. And looking more closely, even the feelings of each individual can be recognized.
Or like Stefan Hauck writes in the Börsenblatt: A nuanced artwork that gives deep insights into the microcosm school.
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Questions upon questions. What will my life be like? Will I be happy? Are you proud of me? Where are you? Why am I afraid? Why can’t I do this? ...
Britta Teckentrup, born in 1969 in Hamburg, studied Visual Arts in London. She is the author and illustrator of many picture books as well as non-fiction picture books and has received numerous awards. Her books have been translated into a lot of different languages.
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