BUCH RICO OSKAR UND DIE TIEFERSCHATTEN

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Rico Doretti is an unusual boy.‘Tiefbegabt’(‘lowly gifted’), zu sein what that wryly phone call his condition. He is unable to retain instructions, mixes up left and right (hence zu sein only enabled out if his route doesn’t involve turning corners), dislikes any kind of change zu his routine, and takes metaphors literally. Und as for his spelling problems…

Rico lives an a Kreuzberg apartment with his beautiful, rather feckless mother, that works nights in a club (his father died an a fishing accident). His hauptsächlich occupation – apart from watchingMiss Marplefilms through his yonsi neighbour, frau Dahling – zu sein observing ns other occupants von the apartment block, particularly großvater Marrak und his oversized laundry bag. While the struggles kommen sie cope with ns whirrings des his very own mind, he payment no attention to nachrichten about die ‘ALDI Kidnapper’ currently punkt large in Berlin and preying on local children.

Then suddenly everything changes zum Rico. He acquires his zuerst friend – ahochbegabt(‘highly-gifted’) und anxietyridden boy dubbed Oscar, die exact opposite von himself, who ist due to visit him when his mother zu sein away but fails to turn up. In spite of his lowly presents Rico springs right into action. Oscar, the realises, has been snatched über the ALDI Kidnapper, und suddenly he, die lowly-gifted one, ist a detective.

This book grips die reader’s attention from ns outset. A novel that begins with a young trying to track down ns owner von a desiccated bit von pasta that has landed on the ground exterior a block of flats is unusual, to say die least, but an this very zuerst paragraph Steinhöfel perfectly captures Rico’s unusual personality and sustains the balance bei the character betwee endearing innocence and irritating tenacity best to ns final page. Oskar might turn out zu be smarter than his neu friend, yet their relationship zu sein perfectly caught.

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The book zu sein written as a diary project weil das Rico’s institution teacher, which gives it in added immediacy. Unterschrift Haddon’sCurious Incident of the Dog bei the Night Time, though very different in its topic matter, could be cited to indicate the tone, and additionally here zu sein a children’s book with strong appeal kommen sie older readers and young ones. It’s a good achievement, und deserves wide recognition.


Andreas Steinhöfel was born bei Battenberg in 1962. He works as a translator, literary critic and writer of screenplays, yet he is best-known zum his countless prizewinning books for children and young adults. His bestsellerDie Mitte das Weltwas nominated zum the reputation Deutscher Jugendliteratur Preis bei 1999 und has been commonly translated. Alisa Jaffa’s translation of that novel was a finalist in the 2005 L.A. Mal Book Prize.

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Previous functions include:Der mechanische Prinz(2003);Die Mitte der Welt(1998);Dirk und ich(1991, 1999, 2006); Defender (2001);Es ist ein Elch entsprungen(1995, 2002)

Translated editions des his work are published by:Editions freundin Seuil (France); Adriano Salani (Italy); Tomato residence (Korea); Ollin publishing Co. (Taiwan); Lemniscaat (The Netherlands); Jacek Santorski & Co. (Poland); Random home (USA); former Street, Inc. (USA)


carlsen.deContact: Daniela SteinerCarlsen Verlagwas founded in 1953 together a subsidiary von the Danish company Carlsen, Copenhagen, deswegen that their series zum younger children could be published in German translation. Carlsen Verlag hamburg has been publishing its very own titles due to the fact that 1964, varying from bild books zum younger children to novels zum young adults. Educational series include both fiction und non-fiction for kindergarten und primary institution levels. Carlsen Comics were the erste to introduce comic books to die German market.