by Tobias Krejtschi & Hermann Schulz  Mama Sambona

Mama Sambona, the wise old queen, lives in the heart of Africa. One day an elegant gentleman comes to see her. He wants to bring Mama Sambona to her forefathers: He is Death. But Mama Sambona is still loving life and has got a lot of plans: She is not at all willing to go with him! And since Mama Sambona is a very clever old woman, she has some ideas how to fool him three times. In the end Death is outwitted by her and – according to the rules – has to wait many years until he is allowed to knock at her door again. A fantastic parable on the zest for life, powerfully illustrated by an extraordinarily talented young artist.

  • Troisdorf Picture Book Award
  • German Children’s Literature Award (Nomination)

Peter Hammer Verlag | picture book | hc | 24 pp | 300 x 217 mm | 2007 | 4+

Rights sold: Danish, Korean, Swedish

[original title: Die schlaue Mama Sambona]